Biggio got most votes in year where no one got in

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm •  Published: January 10, 2013

"When you look at the Hall of Fames, that's what makes baseball pretty special, pretty unbelievable. We're not letting six guys in every year," Biggio said. "You had a list of a lot of guys that were very qualified and nobody was let in. It just says a lot about how special that building really is."

Biggio retired after the 2007 season as Houston's leader in games, at-bats, hits, runs, doubles, extra-base hits and total bases. He is second in franchise history in RBIs and stolen bases and has the third-most home runs.

Voting is done by writers who have been members of the BBWAA for 10 straight years at any point. Biggio doesn't have a vote, but said he would have voted for both Bonds and Clemens if he did.

"Barry Bonds was the greatest hitter that I've ever played against ... and Roger was one of the greatest pitchers of all time," he said. "I would have yes, I think those guys are Hall of Fame players. Barry and Roger, their numbers speak for themselves and what they did on a baseball field speaks for itself."

Fellow Astro Jeff Bagwell also was among the top vote-getters with 59.6 percent. He debuted in 2011 with 41.7 percent and jumped to 56 percent a year ago.

Biggio said it would be special to get inducted alongside his longtime teammate and friend.

"We got a 68, and I'm going to go back and study a little harder and hopefully get a 75 next year," Biggio said with a chuckle.