Welcome to Nomar - No Less: The Nomar Garciaparra Fan Page!
When the late Ted Williams first saw the new crop
of Red Sox rising to prominence in the late-1990s, one smooth-hitting
shortstop commanded his attention.
“Boy, I’m looking at someone who is going to be
as good as anyone who has ever played this game. I say that, and boy,
I believe it, too.” Of course, The Kid was talking about Boston Red Sox
shortstop Normar Garciaparra.
Three players at the six position dominate the
American League: Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. The Red
Sox slugger received some well-deserved praise from Rodriguez, when
the former Mariner spoke on the trio. “I’m the youngest, Derek’s the
richest and Garciaparra’s the best,” A-Rod said. Today, the Ranger
shortstop has overthrown Jeter as the richest player, but Nomar Garciaparra
is still the best.
A management major at Georgia Tech, Normar has
managed to hit a higher career batting average than the other two
shortstops. Garciaparra lead the majors in batting average in the
1999 and 2000 seasons. This Red Sox’s hitting mirrors Hall of Famers
Ernie Banks and Yogi Berra.
Nomar Garciaparra has played in five All Star Games in
his seven summers in the majors. As a rookie he earned the highest
honor awarded to a player during an inaugural campaign: the 1997
Rookie of the Year Award. In five seasons, Boston’s number five
ranked in the top 10 in MVP voting. Find Nomar statistics and more on the About Nomar page.
Besides a fluid hitting motion, the Splendid
Splinter found great character in number five as he bragged, “and the
best thing about it is that he’s a terrific kid.”
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