This is the enduring image of Craig Biggio: sitting at his locker after a game, his No. 7 Astros jersey covered with dirt in a pile next to him, the picture of exhaustion. His cut-off, sleeveless T-shirt displays a gun show seldom seen on a second baseman, the rest of him is a chaotic mass of eye black, pine tar, bruises and abrasions, a snapshot of his nightly commitment. And his only acknowledgment that he plays the game harder than the rest came the time he laughed and said, "I've taken more Advil than anyone on earth."
Bob Levey/Getty Images