Otis Nixon Stats

Otis Nixon was born on Friday, January 9, 1959, in Columbus County, North Carolina. Nixon was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 1983, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Otis Nixon baseball stats page.

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Talking Chop Magazine (12/24/2010, 'Interview With Former Braves Outfielder Otis Nixon'): Do you think the 6 stolen base game will ever be topped? Otis Nixon: "They can't steal 6 bases in a week - I give them one week to steal 6 bases - any guy out there right now. Not one game... A week. It's not bragging, but that's how dominant Rickey Henderson , Vince Coleman , Deion Sanders , Kenny Lofton were, that's what we thrived on. We had some guys who could just flat out run. I could have stolen 8 in one game if I could have gotten on that many times. I give guys now a whole week to get a shot."

Otis Nixon

Otis Nixon Autograph on a 1979 Topps (#486)

Otis Nixon Autograph on a 1979 Topps (#486)

Birth Name:
Otis Junior Nixon
Nickname:
None
Born On:
01-09-1959  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Columbus County, North Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Columbus High School (Columbus, NC)
College:
Louisburg College
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
09-09-1983 (Age 24)
Last Game:
10-03-1999
Draft:
1979 : 1st Round (3rd)

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Otis Nixon Pitching Stats

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Otis Nixon Hitting Stats

1983 24 Yankees 13 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 .143 .200 .143
1984 25 Indians 49 91 16 14 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 11 3 1 0 2 .154 .220 .154
1985 26 Indians 104 162 34 38 4 0 3 0 9 8 0 27 4 0 0 2 .235 .271 .315
1986 27 Indians 105 95 33 25 4 1 0 0 8 13 0 12 2 0 0 1 .263 .352 .326
1987 28 Indians 19 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 .059 .200 .059
1988 29 Expos 90 271 47 66 8 2 0 0 15 28 0 42 4 2 0 0 .244 .312 .288
1989 30 Expos 126 258 41 56 7 2 0 0 21 33 1 36 2 0 0 4 .217 .306 .260
1990 31 Expos 119 231 46 58 6 2 1 0 20 28 0 33 3 1 0 2 .251 .331 .307
1991 32 Braves 124 401 81 119 10 1 0 0 26 47 3 40 7 3 2 5 .297 .371 .327
1992 33 Braves 120 456 79 134 14 2 2 0 22 39 0 54 5 2 0 4 .294 .348 .346
1993 34 Braves 134 461 77 124 12 3 1 0 24 61 2 63 5 5 0 10 .269 .351 .315
1994 35 Red Sox 103 398 60 109 15 1 0 0 25 55 1 65 6 2 0 0 .274 .360 .317
1995 36 Rangers 139 589 87 174 21 2 0 0 45 58 1 85 6 3 0 6 .295 .357 .338
1996 37 Blue Jays 125 496 87 142 15 1 1 0 29 71 1 68 7 0 1 9 .286 .377 .327
1997 38 Blue Jays 103 401 54 105 12 1 1 0 26 52 0 54 6 5 0 10 .262 .343 .304
1997 38 Dodgers 42 175 30 48 6 2 1 0 18 13 0 24 2 1 0 2 .274 .323 .349
1998 39 Twins 110 448 71 133 6 6 1 0 20 44 0 56 4 2 2 14 .297 .361 .344
1999 40 Braves 84 151 31 31 2 1 0 0 8 23 1 15 1 1 0 1 .205 .309 .232
17 Years 1,709 5,115 878 1,379 142 27 11 0 318 585 10 694 67 28 5 72 .270 .343 .314

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Otis Nixon Fielding Stats

1983 Yankees CF 4 1 45 7 1.8 7 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.20
1983 Yankees RF 6 2 78 9 1.5 8 8 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.77
1984 Indians CF 4 2 75 16 4.0 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.76
1984 Indians LF 43 27 798 68 1.6 68 65 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.30
1985 Indians CF 27 13 429 65 2.4 65 63 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.09
1985 Indians LF 53 23 732 72 1.4 68 66 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.51
1986 Indians CF 14 7 231 28 2.0 27 27 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 3.16
1986 Indians LF 84 12 666 68 0.8 66 64 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.68
1987 Indians CF 7 4 132 14 2.0 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.86
1987 Indians LF 11 0 51 6 0.5 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.18
1988 Expos CF 61 42 1,308 135 2.2 134 133 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.77
1988 Expos LF 25 21 570 42 1.7 42 41 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.99
1989 Expos CF 92 51 1,560 158 1.7 156 154 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.70
1989 Expos LF 13 1 114 4 0.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.95
1989 Expos RF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1990 Expos CF 71 37 1,239 123 1.7 122 118 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.66
1990 Expos LF 21 8 294 29 1.4 29 28 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.66
1990 Expos SS 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1991 Braves CF 17 14 390 46 2.7 46 45 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.18
1991 Braves LF 55 33 1,044 88 1.6 88 84 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.28
1991 Braves RF 48 46 1,182 92 1.9 89 88 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.03
1992 Braves CF 102 89 2,478 299 2.9 297 291 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .993 3.24
1992 Braves LF 2 1 33 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1992 Braves RF 16 15 375 39 2.4 38 38 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.74
1993 Braves CF 115 111 2,982 311 2.7 308 304 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.79
1993 Braves RF 2 0 12 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1994 Red Sox CF 103 99 2,595 261 2.5 258 254 4 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.68
1995 Rangers CF 138 138 3,663 361 2.6 357 353 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.63
1996 Blue Jays CF 125 125 3,237 348 2.8 346 341 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.89
1997 Blue Jays CF 102 102 2,676 256 2.5 255 254 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.57
1997 Dodgers CF 42 41 1,113 99 2.4 98 97 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.38
1998 Twins CF 108 106 2,766 285 2.6 282 278 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.75
1999 Braves CF 5 0 57 3 0.6 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.42
1999 Braves LF 50 32 867 50 1.0 49 49 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.53
CF Totals 1,137 982 26,976 2,815 2.5 2,791 2,751 40 24 6 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.79
LF Totals 357 158 5,169 430 1.2 423 410 13 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.21
RF Totals 73 63 1,647 141 1.9 136 135 1 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.23
SS Totals 1 0 0 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
17 Years 1,568 1,203 33,792 3,387 2.2 3,351 3,296 55 36 9 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.68

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Otis Nixon Miscellaneous Stats

1983 Yankees 2 0 1.000 0 4 0 0.0 2.8 0.0 - - -
1984 Indians 12 6 .667 0 10 0 0.0 8.3 91.0 - - -
1985 Indians 20 11 .645 3 39 11 54.0 6.0 18.0 - - -
1986 Indians 23 6 .793 4 37 5 0.0 7.9 11.9 - - -
1987 Indians 2 3 .400 0 7 2 0.0 4.3 17.0 - - -
1988 Expos 46 13 .780 12 7 n/a 0.0 6.5 18.1 - - -
1989 Expos 37 12 .755 26 24 n/a 0.0 7.2 12.3 - - -
1990 Expos 50 13 .794 29 26 n/a 231.0 7.0 11.6 - - -
1991 Braves 72 21 .774 10 13 n/a 0.0 10.0 15.4 - - -
1992 Braves 41 18 .695 10 2 n/a 228.0 8.4 20.7 - - -
1993 Braves 47 13 .783 13 9 n/a 461.0 7.3 19.2 - - -
1994 Red Sox 42 10 .808 1 1 0 0.0 6.1 15.9 - - -
1995 Rangers 50 21 .704 1 0 0 0.0 6.9 13.1 - - -
1996 Blue Jays 54 13 .806 0 0 0 496.0 7.3 17.1 - - -
1997 Blue Jays 47 10 .825 0 0 1 401.0 7.4 15.4 - - -
1997 Dodgers 12 2 .857 1 0 0 175.0 7.3 9.7 - - -
1998 Twins 37 7 .841 2 0 0 448.0 8.0 22.4 - - -
1999 Braves 26 7 .788 17 19 0 0.0 10.1 18.9 - - -
17 Years 620 186 .769 129 198 19 465.0 7.4 16.1 - - -

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Otis Nixon Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1983 New York Yankees 39 $60,000.00 - -
1984 Cleveland Indians 20 $60,000.00 - -
1985 Cleveland Indians 20 $62,500.00 - -
1986 Cleveland Indians 20 $97,500.00 - -
1987 Cleveland Indians 20 $100,000.00 - -
1988 Montreal Expos 35 $150,000.00 - -
1989 Montreal Expos 35 $177,500.00 - -
1990 Montreal Expos 35 $315,000.00 - -
1991 Atlanta Braves 1 $1,550,000.00 - -
1992 Atlanta Braves 1 $1,810,000.00 - Stats
1993 Atlanta Braves 1 $2,815,000.00 - -
1994 Boston Red Sox 2 $3,250,000.00 - n/a
1995 Texas Rangers 2 $3,150,000.00 - -
1996 Toronto Blue Jays 2 $1,900,000.00 - -
1997 Toronto Blue Jays 2 $2,500,000.00 - -
1997 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 "     " - -
1998 Minnesota Twins 1 $2,000,000.00 - -
1999 Atlanta Braves 1 $1,500,000.00 - Stats
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Did you know that Otis Nixon is one of less than twenty former Major League players who have stolen at least six-hundred bases during their career ? Atlanta's single season record for stolen bases belongs to Nixon who had 72 with the Braves in 1991 and on June 16, 1991 , Otis stole his way into the Most Stolen Bases in a Game Record Book with a rare six-steal game.


Otis Nixon Steals Six Bases ( Box Score ) | MLB Advanced Media | June 16, 1991
Otis Nixon was nominated for The Thirty Best Moments in Thirty Years on TBS ( link ) for "The Catch." An iconic play that took place on July 25, 1992 , described on the ballot with, "Now known simply as "The Catch," this moment came when Nixon climbed the right-center-field wall and miraculously robbed Andy Van Slyke of what would have been a game-tying homer in the Braves' 1-0 win over the Pirates."


Otis Nixon Makes "The Catch" ( Box Score ) | MLB Advanced Media | July 25, 1992
The 1992 World Series ended on a bunt attempt by Otis Nixon, the first Fall Classic to ever end on a bunt attempt! The final out in the deciding Game 6 occurred in the eleventh inning, two outs, a runner on third, and Nixon (a speedy runner and successful bunter) attempting to bunt for a base hit - which was bunted in front of home plate and fielded by Mike Timlin .

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