Rangers' Rogers also honored

Updated: November 12, 2004, 10:32 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Astros Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell and Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers were among seven inductees to the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday night.

Longtime Astros TV announcer Bill Brown, Lamar University baseball coach Jim Gilligan and the late Rube Foster and Debs Garms were also inducted.

"I did grow up on the East Coast," said Biggio, whose contract option for next season was recently picked up by the team. "But I've lived here nearly half my life and I have ties to Houston. I could never see myself leaving. So this is kind of an overwhelming honor for me."

Biggio was asked whether he thought Cy Young winner Roger Clemens would return to the team.

"It's been a little seesaw for him lately," Biggio said. "I think the big thing is with his mom, who's not in real good health. Under normal circumstances, it might be a no-brainer decision for him to come back but it will probably be a tough decision for him."

Bagwell was also uncertain which way Clemens was leaning.

"There are two ways of looking at it," Bagwell said. "It would be right up his alley to win the Cy Young and then go out on a high note. But I also think he has to have something going on all the time. I think that might bring him back. All I can do is cross my fingers."


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