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TROT NIXON OF THE BOSTON RED SOX HITS HOMERUN DURING THE AMERICAN LEAGUE
Trot Nixon, of the Boston Red Sox, hits a homerun in the fifth inning, of Game 4, during the American League Championship Series, at Fenway Park, Monday, October 13, 2003 . The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 3-to1, tying up the Series at two games each. (UPI/STEVEN E. FRISCHLING)
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Christopher Trotman "Trot" Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. He is best known as a member of the Boston Red Sox from 1996 to 2006. He was drafted by the Sox in the 1st round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft, and was the seventh pick overall. He bats and throws left-handed.

Nixon attended New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a senior, he was named the State Player of the Year in both football and baseball. In football, as a senior, he broke school passing records held by former National Football League quarterbacks Sonny Jurgensen and Roman Gabriel. Nixon was slated to join the North Carolina State football team on a scholarship before being drafted by the Boston Red Sox. In baseball, as a senior, he was named as the Baseball America High School Player of the Year, named the State Player of the Year, and helped lead his team to the State 4A title, and he finished his senior season with a .512 batting average, 12 home runs and a state-record 56 RBI, and pitched 40 innings with a 12–0 record and a 0.40 ERA.

Trot had a career-best year in 2003 when he batted .306 with 24 doubles and 28 home runs. In game 3 of the American League Division Series, Nixon was called from the bench as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 11th. With the Red Sox facing elimination, Nixon lined a two-run homer over the center field wall for a 3–1 Boston victory.

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