Nixon, a first-round pick in the 1993 amateur draft, enjoyed a number of highlights during his 10 years in Boston. A winning two-run homer off Roger Clemens in a Yankee Stadium showdown with Pedro Martinez in 2000. An 11th inning, two-run walkoff in a must-win Game 3 of the '03 ALDS. A takedown of Tanyon Sturtze in the '04 fight with the Yankees at Fenway. And in the '04 World Series, the hard-nosed Fenway fan favorite batted .357 and knocked in three runs. After his release from the Milwaukee Brewers in March 2009, Nixon retired from baseball.
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