Biggio Wins Our Hearts, Clemente Award

Since I filled my quota for unicorn rainbow pictures on this post today, we'll have to settle for a picture of Craig Biggio holding a trophy and wearing a suit.

The retired Houston Astros star was honored with the 2007 Roberto Clemente Award Saturday, given annually to a big league player who combines community service with awesomeness on the field.

The 41-year-old second baseman hung up his cleats and glove this year after 20 seasons in the majors. The highlight of his career came on June 28th when he became the 27th player to reach 3,000 hits.

Biggio is the national spokesman for the Sunshine Kids Foundation, which provides support and fun things to do for young cancer patients. He wore the organization's pin on his Astros cap every year during Spring training, until the Commissioner's Office banned him from doing so this year.

He has hosted an annual party at Minute Maid Park for more than 100 kids with cancer, in addition to a celebrity golf tournament that has raised more than $2.5 million for the Sunshine Kids over the past 15 years.

Congratulations, Biggio, the game needs more guys like you.

[MLB.com] | [Biz of Baseball] | [The Astros Dugout]


Kaitlynn said...

Aaw, Biggs.