Biggio number retirement to stream live
Also, FSN to broadcast live and replay at 5:30 p.m. CT
HOUSTON -- Sunday will be a big day for Craig Biggio and Astros fans who have tickets to the game, but don't fret if you don't have access to Minute Maid Park that day.
Astros.com will provide a live stream of Biggio's number retirement ceremony at 12:20 p.m. CT. Also, FSN Houston plans to provide live coverage with a one-hour special beginning at noon CT, to be replayed at 5:30 p.m. CT.
"Craig Biggio's journey: Celebrating No. 7" will cover the on-field festivities at Minute Maid Park honoring the Astros icon, who retired in 2007.
The program will include highlights from Biggio's playing career and his work in the community, particularly with the Sunshine Kids, a support group for kids with cancer and their families.
Kevin Eschenfelder will host the special with FSN Houston's Patti Smith and Greg Lucas, and the program will include reflections and analysis from several local reporters who have followed some or all of Biggio's stellar career.
Biggio will be the ninth Houston player to have his number retired by the franchise, and the 10th overall (including Jackie Robinson's No. 42 that was retired by Major League Baseball in 1997).
Several special guests will be in attendance, including Jeff Bagwell, members of Biggio's family, the family of the late Ken Caminiti, former Houston second baseman Bill Doran and special assistant to the GM Matt Galante, who 16 years ago helped to convert Biggio from a catcher to a second baseman.
Several players whose numbers have been retired will also be in attendance, including Larry Dierker, Jose Cruz, Mike Scott and Jimmy Wynn.
Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.