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MLB: Former MVP Caminiti Dies - 2004-10-11


Former Major League Baseball star Ken Caminiti has died at the age of 41.

He passed away Sunday from a heart attack.

Caminiti's career spanned 15 years, during which he played with four different teams (Houston, San Diego, Texas, Atlanta) before retiring three years ago. Since then, he has run into legal trouble for using cocaine.

After his retirement, Caminiti admitted to using steroids for much of his career, including 1996 when the third-baseman was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player as a member of the San Diego Padres.

He hit 40 home runs that season, and drove in 130 runs. Caminiti was a three-time All Star who blasted 239 homers and drove in 983 runs while maintaining a .272 career batting average.