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Twenty-five years ago, Biggio debuted with Astros

Twenty-five years ago, Biggio debuted with Astros

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Twenty-five years ago, Biggio debuted with Astros

HOUSTON -- Twenty-five years ago -- June 26, 1988 -- a rookie catcher named Craig Biggio made his Major League debut with the Astros. He caught starting pitcher Jim Deshaies and reliever Larry Andersen, who combined to shut out the Giants, 6-0.

It's highly likely Biggio has a pretty clear recollection of that day, given it was his first big league game.

But Deshaies, now a television analyst for the Cubs, said he doesn't remember a lot about it.

"Had I known I was throwing to a future Hall of Famer, I would have focused more," he said.

Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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