Labor day in Milwaukee
Barring a surprise 2008 comeback to take care of unfinished business and unbroken records, Craig Biggio played his last game at Wrigely Field yesterday, but he didn't get hit by any pitches, and the Astros ended up losing the game 6-5.
This afternoon, the Astros kick off a three game series in Milwaukee, and the Brewers will send Ben Sheets to the mound to throw things at the visitors. Sheets threw his 4th career plunk at Biggio on June 29, 2001 and the 29th of his career landed on Biggio on August 17, 2006 - both at Miller Park. Those were Biggio's 183rd and 281st career plunks.
Biggio has been hit twice on September 3rd - by Kevin Brown in 2003 and Chris Carpenter in 2005. Biggio has also been plunked twice in games played on Labor Day - on September 4, 1995 by Mark Portugal and on September 1, 1997 by Joel Adamson of the Brewers.