Craig Biggio is a great athlete and a markedly versatile one. He is a multi-position player as this past season he caught in 113 games and played the outfield in 50 games. His prowess is such that he could play virtually any of the regular eight positions. In 1990 he hit .276, with 153 hits, 24 doubles and 25 stolen bases. On September 9, 1989 he recorded his 20th steal to become only the seventh catcher since 1900 to steal 20 or more bases in a single season. We salute him as a Diamond King.
Roger Clemens commands the game once he takes the mound. In current jargon–he is a presence? He is a smart, cerebral pitcher; he is not a thrower. When he won his 20th game this past season he became the first pitcher since Steve Carlton (1976-1980) to win 100 games over 5 seasons. Only 17 pitchers since World War II have achieved this. 1990 marked yet another year of Diamond King level accomplishments. He led the majors with his 1.93 ERA, was 4th in victories (21), tied for the shutouts lead with 4. In addition he pitched 228 innings, had 209 strikeouts and 7 complete games. We salute this consummate craftsman with his second Diamond King crown.