November 17, 1998

Ken Caminiti



Career statistics | Baseball-Reference.com
Teams | Astros (1987-94), Padres (95-98), Astros (99-2000), Rangers (01), Atlanta (01)

How he was acquired | The Padres traded Phil Plantier, Derek Bell, Pedro Martinez (not that one), Doug Brocail, Craig Shipley and Ricky Gutierrez to the Astros for Caminiti, Steve Finley, Andujar Cedeno, Robert Petagine, Brian Williams and a player to be named later on Dec. 28, 1994.
How he left | Caminiti signed to a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the Astros on Nov. 17, 1998.

Players most similar to | Robin Ventura, Doug DeCinces
Career year (1996) 40 home runs, 130 RBIs, .326 batting average, .408 on-base percentage, .621 slugging percentage, 109 runs.

RESUME
• NL MVP award (1996)
• Three-time All-Star (1994, 96-97)
• Three Gold Glove awards (1995-97)

The Ken Caminiti Library
Fatal Errors | Mark Zeigler in Union-Tribune (Oct. 31, 2004) and The Best American Sports Writing 2005
Totally Juiced | Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated (June 3, 2002)
Scary Man | Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated (Sept. 9, 1996)