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    Another non-superstar-but-still-pretty-dang-good guys has announced his retirement from baseball.

    Former Boston Red Sox outfield Mike Cameron has decided to call it a career after 17 seasons, as his current team the Washington Nationals announced his retirement plans Sunday. According to a report by the Sporting News, Cameron had a good shot of making Washington's Opening Day roster as a platoon center-fielder, however, decided to not report to Spring Training.

    Over the course of his 17-year career, Cameron made one All-Star team (2001), three Gold Gloves and was a part of eight different MLB franchises with his longest tenure being just four seasons.
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    http://boston.sbnation.com/boston-re...der-calls-it-a
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 02-19-2012, 10:52 AM.

  • #2
    In his prime he was one helluva defensive centerfielder!

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    • #3
      Just to add a couple more noteworthy things that weren't mentioned in the blurb...Cameron is one of only 13 players to homer 4 times in a single game and he is 8th all-time on the career strikeouts list with 1,901.

      He has certainly had a very good career
      Last edited by GiambiJuice; 02-19-2012, 03:15 PM.
      My top 10 players:

      1. Babe Ruth
      2. Barry Bonds
      3. Ty Cobb
      4. Ted Williams
      5. Willie Mays
      6. Alex Rodriguez
      7. Hank Aaron
      8. Honus Wagner
      9. Lou Gehrig
      10. Mickey Mantle

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      • #4
        A bit of a shock to me when i first read he was retiring. i didnt realize he had been around for so long. Great career for Mike, good mix of power, speed, and defense in the outfield.

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        • #5
          I found this clip on YouTube of a Mike Cameron catch in right field. As Willie Randolph is in the dugout and Cameron is in right field, I'm guessing this is sometime in 2005 before Cameron left for the Padres.

          The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
            Cameron is one of only 14 players to homer 4 times in a single game
            I remember reading about Cameron saying half jokingly that was one of the worst things that ever happened to him as he went into a slump after that as he tried to hit a homerun every time he came to the plate.

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            • #7
              Oops, it's actually only 13 players who have done it, not 14.
              My top 10 players:

              1. Babe Ruth
              2. Barry Bonds
              3. Ty Cobb
              4. Ted Williams
              5. Willie Mays
              6. Alex Rodriguez
              7. Hank Aaron
              8. Honus Wagner
              9. Lou Gehrig
              10. Mickey Mantle

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              • #8
                Several years ago, Mike Cameron and Brett Boone hit back to back homers in consecutive innings - something that had never been done in MLB history until that point...
                WAR? Prove it!

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                • #9
                  I remember Mike Cameron's 4-homer game as a Mariner! :-D

                  Also, remember this scary moment?





                  :ooo:

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                  • #10
                    If Cameron were a mediocre knuckleball throwing pitcher from a big market, this would be getting a lot more attention.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                      If Cameron were a mediocre knuckleball throwing pitcher from a big market, this would be getting a lot more attention.
                      But he's not.
                      AL East Champions: 1981 1982
                      AL Pennant: 1982
                      NL Central Champions: 2011
                      NL Wild Card: 2008

                      "It was like coming this close to your dreams and then watching them brush past you like a stranger in a crowd. At the time you don't think much of it; you know, we just don't recognize the significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'Well, there'll be other days.' I didn't realize that that was the only day." - Moonlight Graham

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
                        Several years ago, Mike Cameron and Brett Boone hit back to back homers in consecutive innings - something that had never been done in MLB history until that point...
                        Correction - it was in the SAME inning... They hit back to back homers twice... Crazy!
                        WAR? Prove it!

                        Trusted Traders: ttmman21, Dalkowski110, BoofBonser26, Kearns643, HudsonHarden, Extra Innings, MadHatter, Mike D., J.P., SShifflett

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