Video: Trot Nixon Throws Ceremonial First Pitch, Honored By Boston Red Sox

Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon was honored by the team during pregame festivities on Monday, when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway park prior to Boston's Memorial Day matinee against the Detroit Tigers.

Video after the jump.

The Red Sox gave Nixon a couple of gifts as part of the ceremony. Fittingly, those included a scuffed batting helmet, to symbolize his willingness to get dirty to help the Red Sox win.

Nixon spent parts of 10 seasons with the Red Sox, helping to earn the "Dirt Dogs" moniker given to some of the early-2000s teams by playing with grit and character. He batted .274 for his 1,092 game career with 137 home runs and 555 RBI. He helped the Red Sox win the 2004 World Series by batting .357 with three RBI against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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