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Tony's top 5 most revealing numbers from Nomar Garciaparra’s career

Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff  March 10, 2010 10:04 AM

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Tony's Top 5

Most revealing numbers from Nomar's career

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169. Home runs Garciaparra hit during his seven full seasons with the Red Sox. He hit just 60 combined for the Cubs, Dodgers and A’s over the remaining seven years of his career.
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25. In millions of dollars, total amount of money that Garciaparra lost by rejecting a four-year, $60M deal from the Red Sox in early 2003. During that four-year span, he ultimately made about $25 million.
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.338. Garciaparra’s career batting average at Fenway Park, a figure that ranks fourth all-time among players with at least 1,000 plate appearances. His average is the highest for a right-handed hitter.
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.298. Garciaparra’s career batting average outside of Fenway during his 14-year career. After leaving the Red Sox, Garciaparra never hit higher than .303 for any team.
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5. Times that Garciaparra finished in the top 10 of the American League MVP balloting during his Red Sox career. He won two batting titles and a Rookie of the Year Award.

Tony's Top 5

Favorite blog entries

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The final chapter on Teixeira and How Red Sox pitchers work the strike zone Jan. 7, 2009 and July 17, 2009. Some actual reporting – an obsession with Mark Teixeira and the art of pitching.
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For 2011 Red Sox, there was plenty of blame to go around Oct. 1, 2011. The disgraceful collapse of the Red Sox stoked the fire in all of us.
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Behind Garnett and James, Celtics and Heat are digging in June 4, 2012. Improbably, the Celtics pushed the Heat to the limit.
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Thrill is back for Patriots Jan. 30, 2012. Another Super Bowl has even Bill Belichick musing.
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You’ve got to believe June 15, 2011. On the morning of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, we all had reason to believe.
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Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".

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