Craig Biggio: Double Play Escape Artist



I recently wrote a piece over in the Community Research section at Fangraphs paying tribute to Craig Biggio’s amazing 1997 season. Not only did he lead the league in WAR, but he did so with one of the most balanced and complete seasons in recent memory. More interestingly, in my opinion, is that Biggio went the whole season without grounding into a single double play. In 78 chances, he hit into exactly 0 double plays. Only 7 qualifying MLB since 1939 (as far back as the data goes) have ever finished a season with zero GIDP and three did so in a strike shortened campaign.

Read all about it over at Fangraphs.


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