Kenneth Gene Caminiti
Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.
Born: April 21, 1963 in Hanford, CA
Schools: San Jose City College (San Jose, CA), San Jose State University (San Jose, CA) by the Drafted Houston Astros in the 3rd round of the 1984 amateur draft. Signed June 9, 1984.
( All Transactions) Debut: July 16, 1987 (Age 24)
vs. PHI 3 AB, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Astros/Padres/Braves/Rangers 1987-2001 Final Game: October 7, 2001 (Age 38)
vs. FLA 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: October 10, 2004 in Bronx, NY Buried: Cambo Ranch, Sabinal, TX
About biographical information
News -- March 2014
3/7 Padres Public: MVP Award:
National League Most Valuable Player
Ken Caminiti (1996)
Top 10 Finishes
Nate Colbert (1972)
3/7 Padres Public: Gold Glove Award:
Gold Glove Award
Dave Winfield – Outfield
Ozzie Smith – Shortstop
Dave Winfield – Outfield ...
3/6 Padres Public: Gold Glove Award:
Gold Glove Award
Dave Winfield – Outfield
Ozzie Smith – Shortstop
Dave Winfield – Outfield ... News -- February 2014
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3B Ken Caminiti (died October 10, 2004 at 41)
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12/28 MLBTradeRumors: Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Hanrahan, Porcello, Morgan: On this date in 1994, the Padres and Astros completed a 12-player trade. Ken Caminiti, Steve Finley, and four others went to ...
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10/26 For Baseball Junkies: Astros All-Time Team v.2012: Click Here to Read MoreToday, we're taking a look at the All-Time Astros roster - last year's version can be seen here.As part ...
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9/5 The Baseball Page: Baseball's Hall of Shame:
Here's photos of some of your favorite baseball players.
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