December 28, 1994

Ken Caminiti



Player most similar to | Doug DeCinces
Career statistics | .272/.347/.447, 239 HRs, 983 RBIs
Career year (1996) .326/.408/.621, 40 HRs, 130 RBIs, 109 runs

Teams | Astros (1987-94), Padres (95-98), Astros (99-2000), Rangers (01), Atlanta (01)

Acquired | Traded by the Astros with Steve Finley, Andujar Cedeno, Roberto Petagine, Brian Williams and a player to be named later to the Padres for Phil Plantier, Derek Bell, Pedro Martinez (not that one), Doug Brocail, Craig Shipley and Ricky Gutierrez on Dec. 28, 1994.

Gone | Signed a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the Astros on Nov. 17, 1998.

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

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

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