Aug 2, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of a Houston Astros hat and glove in the dugout during a game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Biggio's official statement

Brian McTaggart, beat writer for the Astros at MLB.com (@BrianMcTaggart), posted Craig Biggio’s official statement following his second straight failure to get into the Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas. Obviously, I’m disappointed to come that close. I feel for my family, the organization and the fans. Hopefully, next year.

Team president, Reid Ryan, also issued a statement that was Tweeted out by Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.

We certainly share our fans’ disappointment over the voting results today.

Biggio fell short by two votes. Next year will be his third year on the ballot.

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