WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Former New Hanover High School star Trot Nixon has been selected as a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2020 class.
Nixon was a two-sport star for the Wildcats and was named the N.C. player of the year in baseball and football. He also was named Baseball America’s High School Player of the Year as a senior.
Nixon, who was selected by the Boston Red Sox with the seventh overall pick of the 1993 Major League Baseball draft, helped the team capture the 2004 World Series title.
He finished his major league career with 137 home runs and 555 RBIs.
He and the rest of the 2020 class will be enshrined into the Sports Hall of Fame on May 1 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Here’s a full list of the Class of 2020 inductees along with a brief biography of each compiled by the NCSHOF:
Trot Nixon – A two-sport star at New Hanover High in Wilmington, Nixon became a standout baseball player with the Boston Red Sox. As a high school senior, he was named the North Carolina player of the year in both football and baseball and was named Baseball America’s national player of the year. A right fielder, Nixon hit .274 in a 12-year…