Craig Biggio is headed to Cooperstown.
The former Astros second baseman, catcher and outfielder was one of four players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. A Houston Texans season-ticket holder from Day 1 in 2002, Biggio received 82.7 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers of America.
Biggio finished his career with 3,060 hits. He was a seven-time All Star and won four Gold Gloves as a second baseman.
It was the third year Biggio was on the ballot. Most Astros fans, and Texans fans for that matter, believed he was deserving of getting in on his first try. In fact, when the 2013 Hall of Fame class was announced on January 9 that year, the Texans were preparing for a playoff matchup with New England. Defensive end wore a Craig Biggio jersey at his weekly press conference, and even took a timeout from football talk to support Biggio's candidacy.
"Hall of Famer in my book, man," Watt said. "I wish he would've gotten it. I think it would be really cool. Heck of a ball player, and he deserved it."
Biggio will be inducted this summer on Sunday, July 26 in Cooperston, NY.