Sunday, 28 June 2015
25 - Trot Nixon
Back photo: Couldn't be more staged if he were reciting Hamlet's soliloquy.
Better photo?: The clouds look like they are real and not some photographers backdrop, so I'll vote for the front.
Ties to my personal collections: Played 11 games of the 2008 season with the Mets and has a base card in that year's update set. I don't have it. The 2008 issue, and its parallels, were the last cards of his career.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 17
Wiki-facts: Real name is Christopher Trotman Nixon.
Google it: First son was born on 9/11/2001. He was at the airport in Norfolk, VA after air space shut down.
How was his strike-shortened 1994? Spent the season with the A Level Lynchburg Red Sox, batting .246 with 12 HR and 43 RBI.
Birthday boy: April 11, 1974. Nobody else on the various *-references has that exact date. But, he does match up with model and actress Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica).
Up next: 26 - Kirk Presley.