Trot Nixon

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There were a couple of times—my first at-bat and coming out of the game. It really was, because this is the only organization I've ever known. There was [ sic ] definitely a couple of times out there that I did want to break down. I really did care about this organization. I did care about this town. I think this town has been unbelievable for my family and me. Absolutely unbelievable. I think there's a lot of guys in this organization who feel the same way.

Trot Nixon, [7] The Patriot Ledger

After the 2006 season, the Red Sox did not offer Nixon salary arbitration as the team pursued and eventually signed free agent J. D. Drew and had a fourth outfielder, Wily Mo Peña, on the roster. [8]

In 2010, Red Sox manager Terry Francona compared rookie Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish's intensity and aggressiveness to Nixon's. [9] [10]

Cleveland Indians

Nixon with the Cleveland Indians in 2007 Trot Nixon 2007.jpg
Nixon with the Cleveland Indians in 2007

In January 2007, Nixon signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Cleveland Indians. Instead of wearing number 7 as he had in Boston, Nixon chose number 33. The decision was made in part by his son Chase, based on the fact that Nixon turned 33 years old that April.

Arizona Diamondbacks

In February 2008, he signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks and was subsequently sent to their Triple-A affiliate the Tucson Sidewinders. [11]

New York Mets

On June 13, 2008, Nixon was acquired by the New York Mets from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations and a player to be named later. The Mets acquired him to replace injured outfielder Moisés Alou. He was added to the Mets roster on June 15, replacing outfielder Chris Aguila who was designated for assignment. [12] [13] The same day he was activated, Nixon started in right field against the Texas Rangers. [14] However, he finished the season on the disabled list.

Milwaukee Brewers

On December 18, 2008, Nixon signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was put onto the inactive roster. After his release from the Brewers in March 2009, Nixon retired from baseball.

Career statistics

In 1092 games over 12 seasons, Nixon posted a .274 batting average (995-for-3627) with 579 runs, 222 doubles, 28 triples, 137 home runs, 555 RBI, 30 stolen bases, 504 bases on balls, .364 on-base percentage and .464 slugging percentage. Defensively, he recorded a .983 fielding percentage primarily as a right fielder but also has played at center and left field. In 42 postseason games, he was productive, batting .283 (39-for-138) with 18 runs, 11 doubles, 6 home runs, 25 RBI and 14 walks. [3]

Personal life

Nixon became an evangelical Christian in 1993. Nixon said he relied on his faith as a calming influence on the field. [15]

Nixon is married to his wife, Kathryn, with whom he has two sons, Chase (born September 11, 2001) and Luke (born October 1, 2004). He was flying back to Boston to be at Chase's birth when air traffic was halted due to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. [16]

He and his family reside in Wilmington, North Carolina.[ citation needed ] He co-hosts "The 5th Quarter", a Friday night high school football highlight show on WWAY-TV. His father also lives in Wilmington, and his grandmother and cousins live in Hertford, North Carolina.

In October 2018, Nixon threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the American League Division Series to Dustin Pedroia, and collected donations outside of Fenway Park for Hurricane Florence victims. [17]

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Trot Nixon
Trot Nixon.JPG
Nixon with the Red Sox in 2005
Right fielder
Born: (1974-04-11) April 11, 1974 (age 48)
Durham, North Carolina
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 21, 1996, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 28, 2008, for the New York Mets