Trot Nixon, former Boston Red Sox right fielder, will be the featured guest at the Portland Sea Dogs 2013 Hot Stove Dinner and silent auction. The event is Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland and benefits the Maine Children's Cancer Program. All who attend will receive an autographed 8x10 photo of Trot Nixon.

Nixon, an original 'Dirt Dog,' named because of his hard nosed style of play, was drafted by the Red Sox in the 1st round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft, and was the seventh pick overall. According to Wikipedia:

Nixon had a career-best year in 2003 when he batted .306 with 24 doubles and 28 home runs. In Game 3 of the American League Division Series, Nixon was called from the bench as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 11th. With the Red Sox facing elimination, Nixon lined a two-run homer over the center field wall for a 3–1 Boston victory.

Tickets, which are on sale now, are $50 and are limited to 300. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hadlock Field ticket office, by telephone at (207) 879-9500 or online. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the silent auction running until 7 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m.