According to reports, police in Woodstock, Georgia have found former MLB outfielder, Otis Nixon, who was reported missing on Saturday. Now, everyone is looking to know more about the “Otis Nixon Missing” story and facts about the former professional baseball player. If you want the details, then have a look at our Otis Nixon wiki.
Otis Nixon’s Age and Early Life
Otis Nixon Jr. was born on January 9, 1959 in Evergreen, North Carolina and is 58 years old. Otis Nixon’s stats include: “.270 hitter with 11 home runs, 318 RBI, 878 runs, 1379 hits, 142 doubles, 27 triples, and 620 stolen bases in 1709 games which ranks him 15th for all time stolen bases.”
Otis Nixon’s Net Worth and Salary
According to baseball-reference.com, Nixon made an estimated $19.9 million during the span of his professional baseball career. Nixon played for a total of nine teams during his baseball career and is best known for playing for the Atlanta Braves. His catch against the Pittsburgh Pirates, saved the game in the 1992 NLCS and is one of the most memorable plays in franchise history.
The Atlanta Braves’ team biography said that he “is a former center fielder and switch-hitter who played in Major League Baseball for 17 seasons. Nixon played with the New York Yankees in 1983, the Cleveland Indians 1984-87, the Montreal Expos from 1988 to 1990, the Atlanta Braves from 1991-93, and in 1999, the Boston Red Sox in 1994, the Texas Rangers in 1995, the Toronto Blue Jays for 1996 and 1997, the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1997 and the Minnesota Twins in 1998.”
Otis Nixon’s Drugs
In 1991, he was suspended for 60 games for testing positive for traces of cocaine, on a drug test. After 17 years in the league, Nixon is now said to be “Christ-centered” and is no longer involved in the drugs that plagued his life in the past. He also offers support housing to paroled felons. According to Fox news via USA Today, Nixon’s home is no longer officially an approved halfway house, despite his claims to be friends with Georgia governor, Nathan Deal and parole-board member, General James Donald. He was also accused of allegedly being involved in a scam involving halfway houses and reserving a bed. The accusation involved negotiating with the parole board in exchange for between $750 to $1000.00 in cash.
Otis Nixon’s Wife
Otis was married to singer-songwriter, Perri “Pebbles” Reid, 52, from 2000 to 2004 and then again to Candi Straton from 2010 to 2012. His children are: Sons Travian and Travion, and daughter Genesis.
Otis Nixon was Missing
The Woodstock Police wrote on Facebook, “Woodstock Police request the public’s assistance in locating Otis Nixon, black male, 58 years of age. He was last seen leaving his residence yesterday morning in a 2011 gray Range Rover with GA tag CFP9010. He left wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black sweatpants, and a black baseball cap, with black Adidas shoes with white stripes. He left for a tee time at a local golf course, but never arrived. If you see Mr. Nixon or have any information, please call 911.”
He was reported missing by his girlfriend and has since been reported safe and sound and there’s no sign of foul play.