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7/24/07

Biggio Announces Retirement

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Astros infielder Craig Biggio today announced he'll retire at the end of the season -- to wrap up his 20-year career. 

Biggio told a Houston news conference that he gets to go out on top. Biggio reached 3,000 hits on June 28th.

The 41-year-old second baseman says he won't miss spring training, but he will miss times like opening day. Biggio says the time has gone by fast and he has no regrets.

Biggio has played his entire major league career with the Astros, becoming the longest-tenured player in franchise history.

The seven-time All-Star is a member of the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Biggio , his wife Patty and their three children live in Houston. He thanked his family at the news conference, saying he can't justify being out of their lives any more. Biggio said, quote: "I want to be home."

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