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Ken Caminiti's Death

Born (Birthday) April 21, 1963

Death Date October 10, 2004

Age of Death 41 years

Cause of Death Accidental Drug Overdose

Profession Baseball Player

The baseball player Ken Caminiti died at the age of 41. Here is all you want to know, and more!

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3-time All-Star and 1996 National League MVP with the San Diego Padres who died from a drug overdose.

He raised three daughters: Kendall, Lindsey, and Nicole.

The chief medical examiner’s office in New York City reported yesterday that Ken Caminiti, the National League most valuable player in 1996, died from an accidental drug overdose.



I had a real good thing going for me, and I got sidetracked. It doesn’t have to be that way. It doesn’t have to be drugs. It doesn’t have to be alcohol. That part of my life is over.


It’s no secret what’s going on in baseball. At least half the players are using steroids.


I didn’t think I was going to play that day. I’d have to thank the training staff for getting me on the field that day. They made a bigger deal than I thought it was.