- An All-Star for the first time in his
- 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
- 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.
- 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+
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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