Nomar Garciaparra through the years

Garciaparra spent parts of nine seasons with the Red Sox before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2004. In this picture, Garciaparra poses during Red Sox media day in the spring training of 1996. Garciaparra made his debut with the Sox on Aug. 31, 1996. He retired from baseball on Wednesday. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)