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MLB | McGwire, Gwynn, Ripken Jr. headline Hall of Fame ballot

Mon, 27 Nov 2006 08:15:59 -0800

The Associated Press reports former St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire, former San Diego Padres OF Tony Gwynn and former Baltimore Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. were among 17 first-time candidates listed on the 2007 baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot. Also getting nominated for the first time were OF Jose Canseco, SP Bret Saberhagen and 3B Ken Caminiti. OF Jim Rice, who was just 53 votes short of being elected last year, heads the 15 holdovers from previous years. The vote totals will be announced Jan. 9, 2007.

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MLB | Wally Joyner Allegedly Took Steroids

Tue, 08 Nov 2005 09:49:18 -0800

ESPN.com reports former MLB 1B Wally Joyner allegedly obtained steroids from former MLB 3B Ken Caminiti while with the San Diego Padres in 1998. Joyner said he regretted taking the pills and threw the rest away.

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MLB | Drugs Cause of Caminiti's Death

Mon, 01 Nov 2004 11:06:46 -0800

The Associated Press reports cocaine and other drugs caused the death of former MLB 3B Ken Caminiti, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner's office said Monday. Coronary artery disease and an enlarged heart were contributing factors, spokeswoman Grace Brugess said. She said the death was ruled an accident.

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MLB | Caminiti Overdose Death Claim Denied

Fri, 15 Oct 2004 01:16:21 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, The Houston Chronicle is reporting The New York City Medical Examiner's Office is denying a report that preliminary results of the autopsy on Ken Caminiti show that the former National League Most Valuable Player died of a drug overdose. A story posted on ESPN.com late Thursday stated that a New York City police source told ESPN that the former Houston Astro died of an overdose.

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Astros | Biggio Plays with Heavy Heart

Tue, 12 Oct 2004 12:05:21 -0700

The Associated Press reports Houston Astros OF Craig Biggio discovered the death of former teammate 3B Ken Caminiti several hours before playing Game Five of the NLDS. "(1B Jeff Bagwell and I are) both kind of devastated about it," Biggio said. "We feel terrible. We played with this guy for a long time. My wife and his wife are best friends; we know his kids. It's a tough thing. I guess the best thing we can do today for him is just go out and play well."

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MLB | Ken Caminiti Dies at Age 41

Mon, 11 Oct 2004 08:30:42 -0700

Ben Walker, of the Associated Press, reports former Major League third baseman Ken Caminiti passed away Sunday, October 10, at the age of 41 of a heart attack. Caminiti was the National League MVP in 1996 and a three-time all-star. He played 15 seasons with the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and Atlanta Braves. KFFL offers its condolences to Caminiti's family and friends. He had three daughters.

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Retired | Caminiti Gets 180 Days in Jail

Tue, 05 Oct 2004 11:58:57 -0700

The Associated Press reports former MLB 3B Ken Caminiti was sentenced to 180 days in jail for violating his probation by testing positive for cocaine last month. But state District Judge William Harmon gave Caminiti credit for time he already has served in jail and a treatment facility since he was sentenced to three years probation for cocaine possession in March 2001. As a result, Caminiti, who already has spent 189 days behind bars, was expected to be released from jail Tuesday, Oct. 5, his attorney said.

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Retired | Caminiti Failed Four Drug Tests

Tue, 14 Sep 2004 13:18:51 -0700

The Associated Press reports former MLB 3B Ken Caminiti has failed four drug tests since going on probation in 2002 for possession of cocaine. The fourth came last week and landed him in jail, his probation officer said. Caminiti remains in a Harris County (Texas) jail and will apply for a bond so he can be free until an Oct. 5 hearing.

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Padres | Caminiti To Become Spring Training Instructor

Wed, 28 Jan 2004 13:27:59 -0800

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports former MLB player Ken Caminiti is rejoining the San Diego Padres for at least six weeks as a spring training instructor. "There are no promises after spring training," general manager Kevin Towers said last night. "It could lead to something else with the organization, we don't know." Caminiti, 40, will work with the club's minor and major league players in Peoria, Ariz.

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