Monday, March 16, 2009

Michael Terrance Cameron

I don't know if this is a bad photoshop deal or if Mike just likes wearing a hat that is too big for him. I got this through the mail, I remember it took awhile but I got it back.

Mike Cameron was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 18th round of the 1991 draft. He made his major league debut in August of 1995, then in 1998 he was traded to the Reds for Paul Konerko. In 2000 Cameron, Antonio Perez, Jake Meyer and Brett Tomko were traded to the Seattle Mariners for Ken Griffey, Jr.. On May 2, 2002 he tied a major league record by hitting 4 home runs in a game. In 2003 he was granted free agency and signed with the Mets, where he suffered a severe injury to his face in an outfield collison with teammate Carlos Beltran while playing against the Padres in 2005. Later that year he was traded to San Diego for Xavier Nady. He played two season in San Diego playing in 292 games and hitting 43 home runs and winning a Gold Glove, to go with the two he got with Seattle. After the 2007 season he was granted free agency and signed with the Milwaukie Brewers. Mike was an All Star in 2001 and is reported to be one of the nicest guys in the league, reportedly sitting on top of the dugouts before games talking with fans and signing autographs.

1 comment:

RWH said...

Living in San Diego I watch a lot of Padres games and Cameron was easily one of the highlights of the seasons he was here. I hated seeing him leave, if for no other reason than it was a lot of fun to watch him play center field.