Biggio starts Legends Weekend with first pitch

Biggio starts Legends Weekend with first pitch

HOUSTON -- Craig Biggio kicked off Legends Weekend at Minute Maid Park by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday's game against the Pirates.

"I've never thrown out a gold baseball before, so that'll be a first," Biggio said. "I'm excited about it."

The former Astros second baseman also said he was looking forward to Saturday's Legends Luncheon. At least 25 former Astros are expected to attend the luncheon at Union Station and participate in Saturday's pregame ceremony.

"It's a pretty cool weekend where you get the opportunity to be around a lot of great baseball players that have played here," Biggio said. "I'm excited about that. Obviously, I'm old enough that I've played with just about most of them. It'll be pretty cool to see everybody."

The Astros wore their Colt .45s throwback jerseys for Friday's game as a part of the final Flashback Friday. The Astros will wear their shooting star jerseys on Saturday and their rainbow jerseys on Sunday.