Trot Nixon

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Trot Nixon

Trot Nixon

Position Right Field
Team Boston Red Sox
Years of Experience 8 years
Age 31 years
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 210 lbs.
Bats Left
Throws Left
College N/A
2005 Salary $7,500,000
Place of Birth Durham, North Carolina
Selection 1st round, 7th pick, 1993 amateur draft
Drafted by Boston Red Sox
Major League Debut September 21, 1996

Christopher Trotman "Trot" Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 1st round of the 1993 amateur draft, and was the 7th pick overall.

Career Highlights

On 30 May 2000, he belted a two-run home run in the top of the ninth at Yankee Stadium in a duel between then-teammate Pedro Martinez and ex-Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens that was won 2-0 by the Sox.

Trot had a career-best year in 2003 when he batted .306 with 24 doubles and 28 home runs. He bats and throws left-handed.

During the 2004 Red Sox season, Nixon was unavailable for several months due to a herniated disc and a tight thigh muscle. Upon his return, he generally worked as the starting right fielder throughout the regular and post-season. In the deciding game of the 2004 World Series, Nixon laced a two-out, two-run double off the right field wall at Busch Stadium in St. Louis in the top of the third inning to give Boston a 3-0 lead. Those were the last runs scored by either team in that game as the Red Sox swept the Cardinals for the team's first World Series title in 86 years. For the series, Nixon batted .357 and drove in three runs.

He also endeared himself to Sox fans by briefly wearing a mohawk hairstyle, one of the many unconventional and bizarre hairstyles sported by the Red Sox over the course of the season.

Trot Nixon is considered the inspiration for the expression "Boston Dirt Dogs". The signature is that of a "scrapper", a player who hustles and isn't afraid to get dirty to win a game.

Though loved by Boston's fans, Nixon is known for an extremely volatile temper. He was ejected from during the July 24, 2004 Red Sox/Yankees brawl and subsequently fined and suspended for tackling a Yankees pitcher. In August, 2005, while officially on the disabled list, Nixon still sat in the dugout with the rest of the team. When fellow Gabe Kapler (who often acted as Nixon's substitute) hit a long fly ball off of the Green Monster, the umpires ruled it a double. Nixon lept off the bench and argued with such passion that Kapler's hit had been a home run (television replays confirmed that the hit had landed above the home run line, and thus should have been ruled a two-run homer) that he was ejected from the game - a rare feat for a player on the disabled list.







Stats

BATTING STATISTICS
Season TM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1996 Bos 2 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
1998 Bos 13 27 3 7 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .259 .286 .296 .582
1999 Bos 124 381 67 103 22 5 15 52 53 75 3 1 .270 .357 .472 .829
2000 Bos 123 427 66 118 27 8 12 60 63 85 8 1 .276 .368 .461 .829
2001 Bos 148 535 100 150 31 4 27 88 79 113 7 4 .280 .376 .505 .881
2002 Bos 152 532 81 136 36 3 24 94 65 109 4 2 .256 .338 .470 .808
2003 Bos 134 441 81 135 24 6 28 87 65 96 4 2 .306 .396 .578 .974
2004 Bos 48 149 24 47 9 1 6 23 15 24 0 0 .315 .377 .510 .887
Total -- 744 2496 424 698 151 27 112 404 341 506 27 10 .280 .367 .496 .863

External links

ja:トロット・ニクソン