Shortstop, soccer star wed

11/23/2003 - Nomar Garciaparra

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra and soccer star Mia Hamm were married in a private

"It was a really nice wedding, on a hill with an ocean view,"
said Garciaparra's aunt, Lulu Garciaparra, of Fontana, Calif. "It
was a very beautiful day."

She said a few hundred guests attended the wedding Saturday in
the coastal California community of Santa Barbara.

The wedding came a year after Garciaparra, a two-time American
League batting champion proposed to Hamm, the top scorer in the
history of the U.S. women's national team.

The two met at charity event in 1998 and started dating last
Thanksgiving, shortly after Hamm divorced her husband of six years.