He sported a Mohawk haircut. Since we often sat in the outfield, he was the player we watched close up.
The media credited him as the lead “Dirt Dog” in 2004, a brand of player willing to get dirty to win. Outfielder Trot Nixon missed part of that championship season due to injuries, but he made his presence known in the decisive game of the World Series.
In 2014, Nixon remembered what that epic year meant to him.