April 11, 1974
On this day in history in the NCSHOF, major league baseball standout Trot Nixon was born in Durham. Nixon was a standout athlete at New Hanover High in Wilmington and went on to play 12 seasons in MLB, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. His 2003 season saw him bat .306 and hit 28 homers. He was selected for induction into the NCSHOF in 2020 and will be inducted July 23, 2021.