HOUSTON - Conor and Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Fame second baseman Craig Biggio, teamed up one more time for a remarkable moment.
Cavan Biggio, second baseman from Notre Dame, was taken in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft on Friday.
Conor Biggo is an intern in the office of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, and picks up the story from there.
“We’re getting ready to go in for the draft and (MLB senior director of operations) Roy Krasik comes up to me and goes ‘hey, if your brother gets picked I want you to announce the pick (on MLB.com),'" Conor Biggio said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
“I took a step back and said ‘holy cow, that’s amazing.’”
And when his younger brother was taken by the Blue Jays, Conor Biggio stepped up to the plate and crushed it.
“It was one of the most special moments of my life, and a great moment for Cav,” Conor Biggio said.
Little brother could not agree more.
“That was really cool,” Cavan Biggio said. “It was a surprise to us, because we didn’t know that he was going to do it. After I got selected I heard by older brother’s voice saying my draft number and my name and I thought that was pretty cool.”
So did their Hall of Fame father.
“How cool was that?” Craig Biggio said. “That’s something that doesn’t happen every day, that’s for sure.”
Meanwhile, Craig was a proud father when he heard Toronto had drafted Cavan, and dad is ready to see his son begin his professional baseball career.
“I’m excited,” Craig Biggio said. “It’s a great opportunity for him to go and play for a great organization. They have a lot of history, a lot of success and they’re great at player development. We are really excited about it.”
Clearly, Cavan Biggio is ready to move on to the next level.
“I’m ecstatic right now to be selected by a franchise on the rise like the Blue Jays, and just ready to get going,” Cavan Biggio said. “It’s very exciting for me and my family.
“It’s something I’ve worked for my whole life.”
The Biggios know a thing or two about working, and the Blue Jays organization is about to experience what the Biggio work ethic is all about.