Trot’s wife deserved her own baseball card after 2004, too, raising money for reading programs!
During the 2004 season, Trot Nixon’s wife helped make autographs matter for young readers.
Enjoy this true tale from children’s author Matt Tavares.
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Known by a variation of his middle name ‘Trotman,’ trotting was something this gung-ho Dirt Dog didn’t do. By Carl Fredrickson (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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.