February 10, 1991 |
Houston third baseman Ken Caminiti agreed to a one-year contract worth $665,000, a raise of $425,000.
November 15, 2001 |
Ken Caminiti, a former National League most valuable player, was arrested Wednesday on drug possession charges after authorities said he was found in a hotel room with crack cocaine. Early Wednesday afternoon, officers from a drug task force stopped a 2001 Mercedes registered to Caminiti. The vehicle was being driven by another individual. Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Department were asked to go to the hotel to check on Caminiti's welfare.
October 21, 1998 |
On a day when city officials showed up at Qualcomm Stadium to push for voter passage of a measure that would fund a new stadium downtown, Towers admitted he would push for it other ways. He said he felt he needs to sign at least one of the club's four big-name free agents--Kevin Brown, Ken Caminiti, Steve Finley and Wally Joyner--before the Nov. 3 election. "You want to show voters, 'This guy is coming back, we are still going to be good,' " Towers said.
November 2, 2004 |
Former baseball star Ken Caminiti died last month of a drug overdose, the New York City medical examiner's office ruled Monday. Caminiti, 41, the 1996 National League most valuable player, had acknowledged substance-abuse problems -- involving alcohol, cocaine and painkillers -- stretching back more than a decade. He had also said in a 2002 Sports Illustrated article that he had used steroids during his MVP season. Caminiti died Oct.
May 6, 1998 |
The National League West-leading San Diego Padres will be without one of their top offensive players after All-Star third baseman Ken Caminiti was put on the disabled list Tuesday because of an injury to his left quadriceps. Caminiti, the 1996 National League most valuable player, has been bothered by the injury for several weeks and left Thursday's game against Florida after running the bases. He played Friday but was then sent back to San Diego for an additional examination.
May 3, 1998 |
San Diego Padre third baseman Ken Caminiti returned to San Diego Saturday to have his strained right quadriceps examined. Caminiti, batting .229 and in an 0-for-15 slide, aggravated his leg Thursday against the Marlins. He played Friday night, but left in the ninth inning of an 11-inning loss to Florida. Caminiti, 35, was scheduled to be examined by team physician Dr. Jan Fronek. Caminiti has endured back stiffness this season along with the quadriceps problem.