With his home run in the first inning tonight, Craig Biggio now has 251 in his career. He has 16 this season after hitting 24 last year. Say he finishes with the same number as last year, two dozen. That's 259 in his career. Sure, he may be turning 40 in December, but he's in good shape and he's healthy. He could play another two years. Can he hit 41 home runs in two years? I think so, playing at Minute Maid Park, with its 315-foot left-field porch.
Does that make him the least likely 300-home run hitter in baseball history? Probably. He's 5'11", 185 -- if you believe his bio. It's probably added an inch, and maybe 10 pounds. It also locks him into the Hall of Fame, to which he probably will earn entry anyway.
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