Card: 2019 Topps Update #US-239
Born in Houston, TX, Cavan is the son of Hall of Famer, Craig Biggio. He and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who had been called up a month earlier, became the first teammates in MLB history whose fathers were both Hall of Famers.
Cavan made his big league debut on May 24, 2019, playing second base against the San Diego Padres and batting 8th, going 0 for 3 in a 6-3 loss. He got his first hit two days later off Robbie Erlin of the Padres. He added his first big league homer off Matt Wisler a couple of innings later in the same game. He had his first two-homer game on June 13th, against the Baltimore Orioles. On September 17th, he hit for the cycle in an 8-5 win over the Orioles, the first cycle by a Blue Jays player since Jeff Frye on August 17, 2001.
His father had also hit for the cycle, making them only the second father/son duo to achieve the feat, following Gary and Daryle Ward. He also stole a pair of bases during the game, an even rarer occurrence, as only Charlie Moore, in 1980, had ever managed to hit for the cycle and steal multiple bases in the same game. In 100 games overall in 2019, he batted .234/.364/.429 with 35 extra base hits (16 home runs), 66 runs scored and 14 stolen bases.
He was the hero of the Jays' opening day win over the Tampa Bay Rays on July 24, 2020, as he led off the 4th inning by surprising pitcher Charlie Morton with a bunt single, triggering a three-run inning, then followed that with a three-run homer off Morton in the 5th as the Jays won the game, 6-4.
At the time of this writing, Cavan Biggio is also a teammate of Bo Bichette, both the sons of MLB stars, and both Italian American. Cavan is active on Twitter @doinitBIGgio23.
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