The Fenway fan favorite made his Red Sox debut in August 1996 at the age of 23. The five-time All-Star was one of the top players in all of baseball during his time in Boston. As Rookie of the Year in '97, he hit 30 home runs and drove in 98 runs. Nomar won the batting title for the AL in '99, hitting .357, and again in 2000, batting .372. Nomar, unhappy with his contract situation, was traded ito the Cubs in July 2004 and missed out on the World Series victory in Boston.