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1994 - 1996

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1987 - 1989

1990 - 1993

1994 - 1996

1997

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  • An All-Star for the first time in his career.
  • His 18 homers are a career-high through this season despite having the season cut short due to the strike.
  • Became only the fourth Astro to swat homers from both sides of the plate in one game when he connected twice against Chicago on July 3.
  • Hit just .200 in April but rebounded with a .372 May .
  • Hit .431 during a 14-game hitting streak from May 13-28.
  • Tied a major league record by receiving three intentional walks July 16 vs the Pirates.
  • Traded by the Houston Astros with Steve Finley, Andujar Cedeno, Robert Petagine, Brian Williams and a player to be named later to the San Diego Padres for Derek Bell, Phil Plantier, Pedro Martinez, Doug Brocail, Craig Shipley, and Ricky Gutierrez on Dec. 28, 1994.

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1995
  • Best offensive year of Caminiti's career, establishing career-highs in batting average (.302), hits (159), home runs (26), RBI (94) and stolen bases (12).
  • It was his third straight season with 70+ RBI.
  • Also first Padres third baseman to lead team in home runs since Graig Nettles shared team lead with Kevin McReynolds (20) in 1984.
  • First San Diego third sacker to lead club in RBI.
  • Opened season 11-for-25 (.440) in initial 6 games with one homer and seven RBI.
  • Named the league's co-Player-of -the -Week (June 26 - July 2).
  • Hit .400 (8-for-20) with three homers and 11 RBI for the week.
  • Became the first Padre to homer from both sides of the plate September 16 vs. Chicago.
  • Had four 2-homer games this past season six in his career.
  • Became the only player in Major League history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate three times in a season (September 16 and 17 vs. Chicago and September 19 vs. Colorado).
  • Earned National League Player-of -the -Week (September 11-17) for second time in '95.
  • Tied club record with career-high eight RBI September 19 vs. Colorado.
  • Had seventh career (3rd of '95) 4-hit game September 19 vs. Colorado.
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1996
  • Selected to the All-Star game on July 6 when San Francisco third basemen Matt Williams announced that he could not play. It is Caminiti's second All-Star Game appearance.
  • Unanimous selection as the National League MVP.
  • Earned second consecutive Gold Glove award at third base.
  • Named National League player of the month for Aug. and Sept.
  • Set San Diego single-season records in home runs (40), RBI (130) and slugging average (.621).
  • Tied Mickey Mantle for RBI by a switch-hitter in a season.
  • Achieved a 2nd-half triple crown, leading the National League in average, home runs and RBI after the All-Star break.
  • Hit .472 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in a ten game stretch beginning Aug. 18.
  • Tied a National League Division Series record with three home runs, his only three hits in the series, vs. St. Louis.
  • Broke his own single-season record by hitting home runs from both sides of the plate in the same game four times.
  • Hit a game-winning gran slam in the 13th inning on Apr. 6 at Houston despite tearing his left rotator cuff earlier in the game.
  • Awarded an ESPY for Baseball Play of the Year, an ESPN award voted upon by fans for his defensive gem in a game on Apr. 22 at Florida.

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