Craig Biggio misses Hall of Fame by two votes

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As the likes of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine celebrated the news that they will be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame, spare a thought for poor old Craig Biggio.

The Former Houston Astros all rounder missed out on joining the class of 2014 by just two votes.

Needing 75% of the 429 votes to gain entry to the elite club, Biggio fell just short – garnering 74.7%.

This is the second year in a row the 48-year old has been overlooked. But at least he is getting closer. In 2013 Biggio was 39 votes off being a first-ballot hall-of-famer.

Having compiled 3,060 hits during a career spanning twenty years he can count himself unlucky, especially considering the news that Jacque Jones, Kenny Rogers, and Armando Benitez each received a solitary vote.

In missing out so narrowly, the seven-time MLB All-Star joins Pie Traynor (1947) and Nellie Fox (1985) in the unenviable title of players to miss out by the smallest margin in history and remains one of only four members of the 3,000 club not to have been inducted to the Hall of Fame.

There is always next year...

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