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Nomar Garciaparra: Team Records and Distinctons

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Nomar has set several Red Sox team records during his short career. These are a few I know of

Boston Red Sox first round pick in 1994 MLB Draft. 12th pick overall

1996 Pawtucket Rookie of the Year

Major League debut August 31, 1996. First Major League hit: Home Run

1997 Unanimous AL Rookie of the Year. Fifth Red Sox Rookie of the Year

1997 Silver Slugger Award sponsored by Louisville Slugger(11th member of Red Sox to receive)

Set Trenton (AA) stolen base record in 95 with 35

Set Pawtucket (AAA) home run record by a shortstop with 16 in 96 despite missing half of season to injuries

First Major League start was on 9/1/96. Nomar went 3 for 5 with a Home Run for his first Major League hit and had 2 RBI's

209 hits was most ever by Red Sox rookie breaking former record held by Johnny Peskie. Sixth highest in Red Sox history

684 at bats in 97 was second highest total in Red Sox History

365 total bases in 97 broke Ted Williams Red Sox Record of 344 total bases

30 game hitting streak tied for the second longest in Red Sox history.

First Red Sox rookie named to all star game in 22 years. Sixth overall

Tied Red Sox record held by Rudy York, Norm Zauchin and Fred Lynn with 10 RBI in a game(5/10/99)

Nomar's .357 BA in 1999 was the highest ever by a Red Sox Shortstop until Nomar batted .372 in 2000

Hit Red Sox Franchise's 10,000th Homerun on July 17, 2000

Only the third Red Sox player (first right handed) to have four consecutive seasons with 50+ multi hit games (along with Wade Boggs and Ted Williams)

51 doubles in 2000 is tied for 4th most ever by a Red Sox player in a single season

.372 average in 2000 is highest ever by a Red Sox right handed batter (.357 in 1999 is third highest)

Third Red Sox player to hit two homeruns in same inning (07/23/02 against Tampa Bay, third inning) along with Ellis Burks (08/27/90) and Bill Regan (06/16/28)

First Red Sox player with 2 8+ RBI games in career (05/10/99 and 07/23/02)

Had 20+ game hitting streak in 2003 giving him 4 20+ for his career Tieing Tris Speaker as the only players in Red Sox history

Went 6 for 6 on June 21, 2003 the fourth Red Sox player with 6 hits in a game joining Jimmy Piersall (1953), Pete Runnels (1960) and Jerry Remy (1981)

Followed up with a 5 hit performance on June 24, 2003 to became the first player in the post-1961 expansion era to have a five-hit game and a six-hit game in the same week

If you know of any other records or honors to add to my list please let me know at address below.

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