Thursday, April 06, 2006


Today's off day for the Astros gives them a perfect chance to get work on their golf games, but some might be enjoying the opening round of the Masters Tournament. Craig Biggio has only been hit by a pitch twice during the Masters, on April 7, 2001 and on April 13, 2002. Both were Saturdays during round 3 of the tournament. Tiger Woods won both tournaments during which Biggio was plunked. Tiger Woods average score at the Masters on days when Craig Biggio is hit by a pitch is 67.
42 golfers have won the Masters, and 205 pitchers have hit Craig Biggio with a pitch, but only two of those pitchers share a last name with a Masters winner. Allen Watson plunked Biggio on April 9, 1996 (2 days before the '96 Masters), while Tom Watson won the Masters in 1977 and 1981. Craig Wood won the Masters in 1941, and 57 years later Kerry Wood threw the first of 3 plunks at Craig Biggio.


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