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Kenneth Gene Caminiti
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.
- School San Jose City College, San Jose State University
- Debut July 16, 1987
- Final Game October 7, 2001
- Born April 21, 1963 in Hanford, CA USA
- Died October 10, 2004 in New York, NY USA
 Biographical Information
Caminiti had a 15-year career in the major leagues, and was MVP in 1996 while leading the San Diego Padres to a division title. He admitted using steroids to enhance his performance. His life was a short, tragic, troubled one that ended at age 41 with a heart attack partially connected with previous cocaine use.
 Notable Achievements
- 3-time NL All-Star (1994, 1996 & 1997)
- NL MVP (1996)
- 3-time Gold Glove Winner (1995, 1996 & 1997)
- NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1996)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 4 (1995-1998)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1996)
- 40-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1996)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1996)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1996)
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 Related Sites
- www.baseballlibrary.com has an extensive biography of Caminiti prior to his death.