It has all lead to this. The All-Time Astros Tournament: The Finals. Over the last few weeks there have been upsets and domination. Cheering on our favorites, while lamenting the falling of another beloved player.
The final four saw Jose Altuve route Mike Scott and Craig Biggio take down his dear friend Jeff Baggwell. Both Mike Scott and Jeff Baggwell are among the greatest athletes to ever take the field in the Bayou City. However, Houston has a tremendous love for its dominant second basemen.
Craig Biggio is a baseball deity in Houston. One of the original “Killer B’s”, Biggio’s 20 years of playing in Houston is the stuff of legend. He holds the club’s career marks in games played, at bats, hits, doubles, runs scored, extra-base hits and total bases. Oh, and did I mention the 3000 career hits and being the first player to enter the Hall of Fame as an Astro? In the what has he done for me lately column, Biggio has served as an assistant to the GM as well as be a steady influence on the players during this current rough time.
Jose Altuve has a chance to be named greatest Astro of all-time over the beloved Biggio. What kind of credentials can do that? How’s about the cities first World Series victory? The 6-time all-star embodies a spirit that Houstonians find endearing. Altuve tried to get a tryout with the Astros at the age of 16. Scouts at first did not want to look at him due to his height, but after some convincing, he dazzled. The club offered him a $15k contract, that Altuve at first thought he was supposed to pay them. (And was willing to do so) Since then all Altuve has done is to build a career worthy of being in the conversation with Biggio as the greatest player in Astros history.
Will it be enough to make Altuve the greatest? You decide. Vote here now to determine the greatest Astro of all-time. Also, be sure to bookmark Crush City Station and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.