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NESN 30: Red Sox Beat Yankees Behind Trot Nixon’s Ninth-Inning Homer

Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens went head-to-head on May 28, 2000, and both lasted nine full innings at Yankee Stadium. One swing accounted for the entire game’s run total, as Trot Nixon blasted a two-run home run off Clemens in the ninth to propel the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees. Martinez gave up only four hits while striking out nine in the win, lowering...
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee prep Sheffield named Gatorade National Baseball POY

Justus Sheffield's dominance has resulted in a scholarship at Vanderbilt and a likely early-round selection in the MLB first-year player draft -- and now it's set him apart in a different way. The left-hander from Tullahoma (Tenn.) High School was awarded Wednesday as the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year. He was surprised with the news by Trot Nixon, the 1993...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Christopher Trotman Nixon Turns Forty Today

Turning 40 TodayTrot Nixon played a full decade of seasons for the Boston Red Sox. Over that span, he hit .278 with a .366 OPB and 133 HRs. He was the ultimate gamer, with a permanently dirty uniform and a pine-tar encrusted batting helmet. He turns 40 today. Some of us can  remember the day they heard that the Red Sox had drafted a multi-sport athlete out of North Carolina with...
Via FenwayNation
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez’s Sullen Look, Trot Nixon’s Attitude Among Tidbits From Red Sox Scouting Reports (Photos)

The Sabermetric movement in baseball is one that is important for many reasons, as it gives teams and fans alike a new way to look at the game. Some baseball people, however, still prefer to see the game a different way. We’re talking, of course, about scouting. Scouts are the lifeblood of organizations. They are the people who are tasked with identifying talent and just as importantly...
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox surprise with first round pick

The Guru Contributing Writer With their highest pick since taking Trot Nixon in 1993 the Boston Red Sox surprised many in the first round of Thursday's amateur draft. The Red Sox selected 6-foot-6, 18 year-old left-handed pitcher/outfielder Trey Ball from New Castle (IND) High School with the No. 7 pick of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft. While Ball is considered an interesting...
Via RedSoxLife
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Opinion: Al Jefferson-Celtics reunion would be ideal

  Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images BOSTON—I want # 7 back. No, not Trot Nixon or J.D. Drew but “Big Al” Jefferson. He has not donned a Celtic Green uniform since the end of the 2007 season. In case you forgot, he was part of the blockbuster Kevin Garnett deal that helped the Celtics win Banner 18, one that up until that juncture, had been eluding them for 18 seasons.  He began...
Via CLNS Radio
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Trot Nixon Stops By NESN Booth

After being honored by the Boston Red Sox during the Red Sox Memorable Moments month celebration, former Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon stopped by the NESN booth to talk with Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy. {flvremote}{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Trot Nixon Honored During Red Sox Memorable Moments Month

The original DirtDog, former Boston Red Sox right fielder Trot Nixon, was honored before Monday's game against the Detroit Tigers as part the Red Sox's Memorable Moments Month celebration. {flvremote}{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Trot Nixon Relives Red Sox Career, Says He Couldn't Wait to Get to Ballpark Every Game (Video)

The love between Trot Nixon and Red Sox fans is mutual. Nixon played 10 memorable seasons in Boston, becoming a fan favorite as a result of his passion and hard-nosed style of play. Red Sox Nation recognized such grit every time Nixon took the field, which made him one of the more appreciated players in the club's history. Nixon was honored during a pregame ceremony at Fenway...
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Trot Nixon Delivers First Pitch, Honored During Pregame Ceremony at Fenway Park (Video)

If there's one thing you can say about Trot Nixon that's more definitive than anything else, it's that he played the game the right way. Nixon showed immeasurable grit, toughness and passion during his 10 years in Boston, while also having a flair for the dramatic. He became the poster child for the term "dirt dog," which represents exacty the type of player...
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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