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April 22, 2014
Baseball season 2014. Thoughts of you.
April 22, 2014
Another Birthday in Heaven you will never be forgotten my all time favorite 3rd baseman for the Padres!!! R.I.P <3
April 21, 2014
Happy Birthday.
April 11, 2014
Cammy was a close friend of mine for 8 years. I taught him how to surf and he taught me to work hard at your God given talent and other life long lessons. I cherish all of the great times including when I stayed at his home in Texas when he played again for the Astros in 1999. He will never be forgotten. I am in contact with his 3 daughters to make sure his daddys girls are doing well via social media. He impacted my life in a positive way and helped me be who I am today in personal and business. Forever grateful to him.
January 08, 2014
Something today caused me to think of you, to look into you more, to read the stories of your journey. It brought so many fond memories of watching you in the Dome as a child. I was excited when you came back to Houston and always hoped the best for you. You were incredible. Thank you. I hope you are at peace now, you are forever remembered and revered by your fans. Thank you for waving at me outside of the Dome one night after the game, you were getting into your big Ford truck, meant a lot to a young boy, and is a great memory 25 years later.
January 01, 2014
Cammy... miss you buddy. From high school to our days in college and ball afterwards... sad to think we won't be able to look back on life and laugh
October 11, 2013
you have been missed alot and always will be, your for ever fan
October 11, 2013
Can't believe its been 9 years since you left us your memory will live and never be forgotten. You will always be my all time favorite Padre. R.I.P
October 10, 2013
I still cant believe that ken has left. he had such potential and it is so sad that drugs really messed him up. I will remember his career especially when he played for the padres. may your family find peace in knowing you are safe in the arms of our lord. rest in peace ken
February 13, 2013
Great memories of Ken with his brother Glen and the fabuluos Caminiti Family at Candelstick Park.Ken's debut night at SF.Great Memories of Brother Glen, a good friend. Thank You,John Welteroth
February 12, 2013
great guy never refused me an autograph and got to sell him some shop equipment, very reserved,great respect for others as well,thnx Ken
October 14, 2012
Think of you often. May your soul be at eternal peace. Thank you Ken for all the memories that I will always hold close in my heart.
October 10, 2012
hey still miss you i think you were the best ever and always will. god bless you nd yours.
October 07, 2012
I was just remembering you. I'm a New Yorker but you impressed the hell out of me, a real ball player. You are not forgotten.
August 20, 2012
Ken..May GOD bless and keep you in his loving arms forever.
April 09, 2012
I miss seeing the gutsiest most fun loving man to ever grace the field his dirty torn uniform says it all for baseball diehards may you never forget the cheers when your name echoes in heaven. Miss your grit and tenacity My friend Cammie love Mary
October 22, 2011
Dearest Ken...World series 2011 in full swing..Texas..one of your old teams. How I miss you! All our memories will stay for eternity. Much love Ken. Thanks for all the joyous memories. Much love. Patricia from Chicago...Xoxo...all our times together. I pray for your soul and of your daughters.
October 21, 2011
Dearest Ken...World series 2011 in full swing..Texas..one of your old teams. How I miss you! All our memories will stay for eternity. Much love Ken. Thanks for all the joyous memories. Much love. Patricia from Chicago...Xoxo...all our times together. I pray for your soul and of your daughters.
October 20, 2011
Love and miss you Cammy!!!

I purchased one of your autographed game bats recently and thought I'd visit this page.

I'll never forget being 12 years old and watch you lead the Padres to the world series. It was an amazing time.

Thank you for all the great childhood memories.
October 25, 2010
Cami..6 years since you left us...you will always be my #1 Padre...you will never be forgotten, we miss you so much...R.I.P
October 23, 2010
You are thought about often and will never be forgotten. The Astros were lucky to have you and so were we. I hope your daughters are well. May you fly with the angels and enjoy playing baseball. You're the best M
October 18, 2010
You are still miss by everyone in san Digeo, but I miss you to ,you were the best in baseball and I went to games just to see you. Will Miss you forever. C
October 17, 2010
I lost my dad in 2007 and I'm sure it is no easier for your daughters than it is for me. Knowing that you are up in heaven together either playing baseball or hockey, I'm sure that you are happy. I just wish that you both would have known how much you were loved and cared about. You will never be forgetten. Loves ya both.
June 09, 2010
As fathers day draws near, i know that your daughters are thinking about you. I know that you are in a better place my # Astro Man, but boy do I miss you out there on the field. I hope you are happy up there and swinging a bat with all the players who have also passed away. You will never be forgotten Cami.

Your #1 Fan
M
April 21, 2010
Just thinking of my favorite padre on his birthday...R.I.P. Camini you are still loved and miss and will be forever, I know you are watching down on us.
April 15, 2010
he is still missed. i created a group on facebook..."friends and fans of ken caminiti"...check it out...RIP bro
March 27, 2010
I was a big fan of Ken. Myself growing up in San Jose CA. remember seeing his name all over the Mercury News sports section when he played for Leigh High School and San Jose State. It's really sad not to have him here anymore.

Rest In Peace My Friend!

Joe Romano
March 26, 2010
June 06, 2009
He was an amazing baseball player, and had a great personality. I still remember when he signed my poster at a county fair when I was 9 now im 21 and that poster will always remind of what a great person he was. No matter anyone would say.
May 06, 2009
Cammers,

You are thought about often and you will always be our #1 astro. I always look for you out on the field forgetting that you are in Heaven looking down on us.
May 03, 2009
You are still the best third baseman in San Diego. I sit on the third baseline to this day, nobody played it better than you Ken! Cami you are why I still go to the padres games. Your missed greatly.
April 22, 2009
When I watch baseball I still think of you and your family. Happy Birthday up there I think of you ofen and know your safe there.
April 21, 2009
My Dearest Cami...you will never be forgotten...wishing you a happy birthday in heaven~~~ watch over the Padres for us!!! R.I.P...
April 20, 2009
Ken...I wish you were still here to celebrate your birthday tomorrow. You are missed.
March 19, 2009
cams,

you are still in our thoughts. we miss you, our #1 astro.

m
February 18, 2009
Just missin' ya.
November 30, 2008
It seems like yesterday when I heard that you had left us for the skies above and it still seems unreal. You are thought of often. Thanks for all your astros memories.
October 21, 2008
On this, the 4 anniversary of your passing (10-10-08), please know you are forever in my heart and my dreams. I know you can hear me and feel my tears. God be with you always. PP. Chicago, IL.
September 11, 2008
Cammers,

When we watch the Astros on tv, I still expect to see you there. We miss you and think of you always. You will always be our #1 player and we will always be your #1 fan.

m
July 12, 2008
Even after all this time, you are still greatly remembered and missed. Recap of SD Padres 1998 NL Championship footage brings back lots of wonderful memories.

July 12, 2008
June 21, 2008
I sorry to hear about your dea loved one I would ove to share a comforting scripture with you at John11:25 Jesus said I am the resurrections and the life he that exericses faith in me will come to life.
May 20, 2008
Belated birthday wishes, celebrate your 45th with the angels.
April 23, 2008
Just sending you belated birthday wishes you are always in my thoughts, my heart & my prayers....God Bless you Cami
April 21, 2008
Happy Birthday
April 10, 2008
Another baseball season. When I close my eyes, I still envision your extraordinary talent on the field and recall your kindness off the field. God rest your soul.
April 09, 2008
Nancy,

So sorry for you and your family's loss.
February 11, 2008
Whenever I think about baseball, I always think about you. I don't think there is a person around who doesnt think of you often. Rest in Peace Cammer. We miss you.

m
December 05, 2007
October 18, 2007
On this your anniversary, know that I think of you and pray that you are at peace. I will forever cherish our memories. You are in my heart for always.
October 11, 2007
My dearest Cami i cant believe its been 3 years since you left this world and left behind your beautiful family and your awesome fans who still remember you and will never forget you. May you rest in peace and know that all your Padre fans in San Diego miss you more than words can say... you will always be my number One Padre!!!
August 24, 2007
I just finished reading a article about the Astros third baseman. As I was reading the article. I remembered seeing him play twice on TV. I also remember the great arm he had but, the article brought out the kind man he was off the field which people seldom saw. I think everybody should read this article which resides in the Best American Sports Writing 2005 edition. This article tells you how generous and caring he was. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and all the Houston Astros fans.
August 14, 2007
Im a lifelong astros fan an followed ken from game one on..........he meant so much to me the way he played the game and all, he and I are very similar in many ways and when I was at the playoff game in 04 when they paid tribute to him on the video screen before the game I couldnt stay in my seat.....I was crying so hard, RIP Cammy
August 13, 2007
I'm sure you saw the fan appreciation for your buddy Craig today. It was awesome. I thought of you and how you too should have been a part of it. I'm glad that Nancy and the girls were there and I'm sure everyone was thinking of you too.

m
July 29, 2007
As Tony Gwynn was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame today, I started to reflect on the 98 Padre team and what Cammi meant. I'm sure Tony would agree what a huge loss Cammi is. Cammi played the game with passion as Tony did. I also want to wish Cammi's family well, and God Bless. Ken is missed.
July 05, 2007
Carrie, I hope you and your family are doing well. I think about you all the time. You were and still are a great friend that I will always treasure. Hope to hear from you soon. Tell your mom and dad I think of them and miss your visits to our house. Let me know when your in town. Love you always,
Donna (Barrier) Sujishi
July 03, 2007
A great story this week in the Houston Chronicle about Biggio's love of Caminiti. A real tribute to a great player and a great friend
June 28, 2007
Well Cammi your buddy Biggio is about to do it 3000 hit he wishes you were here to see it. We all wish you were here but we know you are looking down on us from that baseball diamond in the sky!! We all love you Cammi you and Biggio And Bagwell were the HEART of the ASTROS!!! Well Cammi watch your buddy hit that 3000. Be our angel in the outfield!!! I miss you sooo much anytime someone talks about you or I read something about you I get tears in my eyes cause I can't believe the man that made me fall in love with baseball is gone I love you Cammi always and forever!!!!
June 26, 2007
Ken, your athletic ability and strikingly handsome presence are an inspiration that keep my spirits high to this day. Quite an accomplishment for a man I never met. Thank you
May 15, 2007
Cammy,

I'm a Big Time Padres fan and have been so since 1991/92. You meant alot to the City of San Diego, the game of baseball, and the San Diego Padres!
April 23, 2007
Well another birthday with out you here. Just know how much you truly are missed. All your fans still love and miss you more than you could ever imagine my dear Cami!!! love you and may you rest in peace. You will always me my number one Padre!!!!
April 22, 2007
Happy Birthday to my favorite Astro. I know that you are shining down on us and that you are in a better place. I'm sure that baseball is much better there than it was here. I will always be your number one fan. God Bless You and Happy Birthay Cami.
March 31, 2007
March 28, 2007
Not many people know the real story of how Ken Caminiti received his first name. As a young US Marine, I had the honor to learn where Ken received his first name. Ken Caminiti was named after Ken Cutbush, husband to Betty Cutbush and former U.S. Marine who served with Lee Caminiti in W.W.2. Ken and Lee were best friends. Ken Cutbush was asked to be Lee's son's namesake and God Father.

During my time in the US Marines, 1994-1998, I was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California for 4 years and I never got to see a San Diego Padres Game. I regret not going to a game and I regret not having the guts to approach Ken and introducing myself. Betty told me that Ken and I would probably have got along, except for the fact that I was a Dodgers and Yankee Fan. Ken's God Mother was my neighbor growing up as a kid. Betty was a very sweet woman, probably much like Ken's Mom Yvonne.

Perhaps, I could have been Ken's friend? I wish I could have at least met Ken, he seemed like a great guy and we all know he was an amazing athlete.

I would like to give my condolences to Ken Caminiti's family and friends. The boy who lived the American Dream will be missed.

Regards,
March 28, 2007
I was in the stands at the Astrodome when he made his debut with the Astros and have always admired his baseball skills. I sure hated to hear of his passing. I followed him with the different teams during his career.
January 23, 2007
Cami,

I never had the chance to meet you, but every time you played the game as an astro, i was watching. you might be gone from this earth, but not from my heart. i hope that your children are ok. i know that they must miss you as much as we do.
January 18, 2007
he was a good friend from 1998 to his death. he was always there for me and i tried to be there for him. one classy guy. bernie brown of former san diego radio show weekend at bernies on kogo and kfmb
November 26, 2006
I'll never forget you Cami. You've made me a baseball fan for life. I got to watch you as a child & you never failed me. You were the most exciting third baseman and you answered my fan mail. Now as a grown man I understand how life is & you'll always be remembered as my hero. Thank you
October 17, 2006
My dearest Cami I still can't believe that you are gone from us...I never had the chance to meet you in person but loved you to pieces...you will always remain in my heart and you will always be my number one Padre... number 21 that is my man and always will be...You were the best the Pad's ever had and there never ever will be anyone else who can fill your shoes, not in this life time....you were the one and only!!!! May you rest in peace sweetie pie....

Love your number one Padre Fan -
October 11, 2006
2years ago this morning i woke up to discover that my Favorite Baseball Player of all time had died. It broke my heart that such a fantastic baseball player, who seemed to have it all, including 3 beautiful daughters, had died. He was so awesome on the field.

IF You EVER had the chance to watch this man play 3rd base, he was electrifying... The Excitement he brought to the field, his intensity for the game. So today I will play "Where have all the cowboys gone', and know that you are up in heaven, Proud of your 2006 Padres, for Being back2back Western Division Champs. Because todays memories, will always reflect on the years you were here playing and giving all of us fans the chance of a lifetime, to see the greatest 3rd baseman of all time!

Rest In heaven...
September 30, 2006
Ken,

I was sadden by the loss of you back in 2004 and I can't believe it's been 2 years since your death. You were full of passion for the sport and unfortunately you were taken away from us.

I pray for your family and hopefully they are doing well.

God bless you.
September 01, 2006
i was just thinking about you....i wished you could see the work debbie is doing....awesome stuff for the kids...i know you are proud
August 21, 2006
First, my condolences to the family of Ken Caminiti...When Cammy firsst came to the Padres i was barely old enough to remember. In my mind he, Tony, and Trevor were the greatest players in Padre history, and everytime ESPN shows their Webgems i recall the great plays Caminiti made for us. He loved the city of San Diego and the fans, and proved it by his hardwork on and off the field. Thank you Cammy for all the memories.............
August 08, 2006
Hey ken me and mom miss u very much. imma always remember u as a friend & a step father cause u was a father figure to me.
July 25, 2006
"Cami" - Thank you for all the great times you brought us at PetCo Park! Rest, sweet prince; think kindly of me; and when its my turn .. reach out and lift me up to where you are.
June 26, 2006
Ken: Their as not been a single day that you are not in my mind and in my heart. You had made the game of baseball more intense and exciting than it ever was for me even when we played in high school together. I still wear your number#21 on my uniforms today. Other players ask me what is the 21 for,and I tell them all about you. Thank you for talking to the baseball gods about my team they really are looking out for us this season.I will manage my first all-star game this season I hope we do well in our game on 6-28-2006. always thinking of you,your friend Todd Satariano.
June 09, 2006
Cammy,
You are the reason I started to love the game of baseball, and I'll always be thankful for that. I'll never forget the days of you in the dome. You are greatly missed.
April 22, 2006
happy birthday bro.....you are missed
April 22, 2006
Cami: Another birthday without you...last year I was at Petco Park for your tribute and it was beautiful...Us Padre's sure do miss you...loving thoughts of you always...till we all meet again with the Lord someday may you finally be at peace my dear Cami. You will always be in heart and in my thoughts. Love ya

Jo Ann
your #1 Padre Fan From San Diego
April 21, 2006
Happy Birthday!
April 20, 2006
I know fans in San Diego miss ya, but so do we in Houston.
April 17, 2006
Ken~

I still can't believe that you are gone! There will be no going to root for you at Dodger or Angel stadiums again this year! Yet EVERYTIME I go to Dodger stadium I sit in my seat and look over to the 1st base side in the seats on field level and think about how you took time from your schedule to come into the stands and make a VERY SPECIAL moment with one of your biggest fans. You were truely one of a kind! I still have the picture of us together sitting here on my desk.

I know that you had a wonderful family and they miss you lots, but just so you know I do too.

Thanks for giving me one of the greatest moments of my life. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!

Love ya Cammie Baby,
Christy
April 14, 2006
Cammy,

Here's hoping that you have a happy easter with the lord this year. You will always be my only astro.

m
March 08, 2006
It's hard to believe you've been gone for 17 months now.

I will forever feel honored to have been in the stands at the Houston Astrodome when you played your first game as an Astro ... that is when the love affair began. Your raw, natural talent, amazed me time and time again. I would sit watching a game with my jaw dropping each time you made one of those amazing stops and throws to first base. That dynamite grin and smile that crossed your face each time truly lit up the baseball diamond.

It broke our hearts when you were no longer with the Astros!! To this day, every time Brad Ausmus comes to bat and I see his number 11, I think of you.

Too often in life, there is pain and suffering. Two months after your passing, we lost my dad (who was a HUGE Astros fan) to a rare, incurable disease. This is the honest truth ... the day that Daddy passed away I told my mom, "Now the Astros have two Angels watching over them ... maybe their new 'angels in the outfield' will help the Astros get to the World Series". And it happened ... thanks Cammy, thanks Daddy!!

Please know that even in times of trouble, I and others believed in you .. none of us can claim perfection.

From day one, you were and always will be our 'sweetcheeks'.

You will eternally be in peace, free of pain and suffering. Tell my dad HI for me ;)
December 26, 2005
hey bro im always thinking of you.happy holidays to nancy and the girls, they miss you......we all do
December 21, 2005
Whenever my friends and I talk about the Astros, your name always comes up. I hope your girls are ok and may you continue to be our bright star in the sky. Although I never got to meet you in person, you will always be my #1 Astro. Have a Merry Christmas in the best place you could be having the angels right beside you.
November 25, 2005
To Nancy and the girls, I hope the Holidays will bring you cheer. I want to let you know we still think about Ken every day and we all love and miss him, Take care Nancy we pray for you and the girls often.
SC Fans of Cammy
November 23, 2005
Ken you will always be an Awsome Baseball player
November 22, 2005
My dear friend:
There isn't a day that goes by that my heart doesn't feel the pain of your absence on this earth. I spent almost every day with you in the gym as your trainer and close friend. We learned to love each other as brothers, and the loss of a brother I can only imagine could be equaled by the loss of a child. To love someone and be loved back and always taken for who you are; never judged, nor friendship compromised, is a relationship that comes around a few times in a lifetime. Words can't express how much I miss you. Your loss affects me every day that I live. My memories of riding with you, working out with you, laughing with you, crying with you are with me every day as if they are current memories and they only happened seconds ago.
I love you Ken Caminiti. I miss you. And every moment we spent together will be kept close to my heart.
There are things in life that I believe God leaves unexplained and we are left here to simply wonder why. There are times that I feel so much guilt thinking that there was something more I could do for you. I'm sorry that I wasn't there for you that last time.
Your brother,

Scotty
November 04, 2005
Ken,
I hope you have found your peace. It's hard to believe a year has gone by since your passing. My eyes fill with tears as I read all the heartfelt entries in your Guest Book. You are still very much missed by your friends, family & fans. The poster of you on the motorcycle reminds me of what a great ball player & member of the community you were.

A loyal fan forever...
October 24, 2005
You would be so proud of your boys! You are missed by so many people here in Houston. Wish it would've happened while you were still here, but you are there in spirit. Give the Astros some guidance and strength! I hope your family is well.
October 21, 2005
Cammi, I can't believe it has been a year since I heard the horrible news that you were no longer with us. Watching the game on Tues I was overcome with sadness. When Asmus came up to bat and I saw the number "11" on his jersey I thought, "Cammi would love this."

Cammi, we ARE going to the World Series, I just wish (and am sure Bags and Beeg do too) you were here to see it, but I know you are watching from above. (And please remember, we may need a few "Angels in the Outfield.")

We miss you and will NEVER forget you!

Love, Christy
October 20, 2005
Cami you would have been so pround of your Stros!! I hope they win the World Series!!! I know you are watching down on them and giving them all the love & support they need to pull this off...I wish you were here to see this...Rest in Peach Baby, love & kisses always, XOXOXO your # 1 Padre Fan from San Diego!!!
October 20, 2005
Hey Handsome.... I miss ya and think about you everyday. I still can't believe your gone. I know your @ peace.

WE did it ! I know you were there and cheerin' our Stros on.
This one for you big guy.
Astros - World Series Champs - 05'

LOL,

JoD
October 19, 2005
I know your watching over your Astros as the win thier first ever National League Pennant
GO ASTROS !!!
October 12, 2005
A year has passed, feels like just yesterday we were lauging and cutting up. I miss you bro, for what its worth, im still sober.Thats the gift you gave me,and i am so thankful.I would hope you will be there for the stros, they need all the help they cant get, anyway I will see you on the other side.Love ya bro
October 11, 2005
Well a year has passed and I can look back to the day you died and what a bad day that was for baseball and your family. I miss not seeing you playing ball. This has to be so hard for your kids to not have you in there lifes. Will miss and love you always, and so glad your at pease not.
Cindy
October 10, 2005
Ken,

I can't believe it has been a year. I hope you are resting in peace now. I hope your parents and family are doing ok. You would be proud of the Padres and Astros.

Love,
October 10, 2005
Today I looked up at the sky and thought of you and how you in a beautiful place and at finally at peace. Yesterday was a big day for the Astros and your spirit was within the team to help them accomplish their win. You are truly missed and you are remembered as a great athlete and what you did in baseball and the man you became. All the good things about you. Rest In Peace
October 10, 2005
Kenny
It's hard to believe it has been a year. I miss you and love you my friend. Keep those angels looking after my brother.
Your family is in my prayers. Peace, love, and light Kenny. Catch ya later.
p.s. How about that Houston game WOW!!!
October 10, 2005
Ken: It is so hard to believe that you left this world one year ago today. Your Padre fans miss you so very much, you would have been proud though of your Astro's in 18 innings yesterday and beating Atlanta. I hope you have found the peace that you could not find here on earth. No more pain no more hurt for you but oh do your family, friends and fans hurt so very much over losing such a wonderful man, father, son and friend. Take care my dearest Cammi. You will live on always in my heart and I will have all the beautiful Padre memories of you #21 my favorite player, always have and always will be...love & kisses to you babe....love Jo Ann

Your #1 Padre Fan
October 10, 2005
Ken-
I can't believe its been one year now. I know you are looking down on all of us right now and you would be so proud of nancy and the girls. We are praying for you and my dad misses yalls friendship so much. RIP ken.
Love Kristin
October 10, 2005
Kenny you have been gone for us for a year now, everyday we all miss you still. I hope that your wife
Nancy, and your three girls are all doing well at this sad time. Nancy and girls take care, we all think about Ken everyday and miss and love him still.
Take care and God Bless you!
SC Fans of Cammy21
August 18, 2005
Caminiti was the epitome of what a basball player was to be. He is the reason I started watching baseball and continue to this day. I will always remember the man he was and could have been.
August 14, 2005
his intensity brought baseball to life, no matter what personal problems he may have faced, i always loved to watch him play baseball.
July 29, 2005
Its the end of July, and I still cant believe you died.I loved watching you play more than anybody. I have been clean and sober for 11 years, and wished I could have just talked to you, to show you its possibly to be clean. God Bless your family, I will see you in heaven
July 13, 2005
Watched the All-Star game last night, remembering when you were in it. Was just thinking about you lately, still not sinking in that you're gone. It just doesn't seem real or fair. I miss you so much! We had so many great times together, over the last 13 years you were here when I met you. I would do anything to see your face again. I feel so bad for your daughters without their daddy.
I hope our paths with cross again some day. I know you're up their in heaven looking down on us.
Not a day goes by that I don't think about you!!! Miss you!!
July 12, 2005
CAMI I JUST RAN ACROSS SOME PICS OF US. IT IS SO HARD TO IMAGINE THAT YOU REALLY HAVE LEFT THIS EARTH. I MISS YOU BUT ,I KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOW AT PEACE WATCHING OVER ALL OF US. ALWAYS, LA
June 24, 2005
It's been several months now, and it doesn't hurt nearly as bad as it did that first night. I screamed and wailed because I hurt so bad. Ken was my hero. He gave me the gift of Baseball. I would not be a Padres fan if not for Cammy. I had my one, brief, moment with him in 1999 when he came back to San Diego with the Astros. He was standing by the dugout in uniform, and all the kids were calling his name, but players learn to tune that out. However, I got his attention. I called out to him, "You're still my hero." He stopped, turned, and looked at me with a quizzical expression on his face. I would give anything to know what he was thinking. But that was my moment. I captured it on a custom brick I purchased which went into Petco Park before it opened. My brick is at the foot of the staircase down from the Western Metals Supply Company building, and says, "Thank you Ken Caminiti for bringing me to Baseball. You're still my hero. Vincent." I am a season ticket holder and make it to about thirty games a year. I visit and touch my brick *every single time* I go to the ballpark. I never knew it would become a memorial marker. I could not sleep that night. I drove to the ballpark, got as close as I could to my brick on the outside of the park, hung my #21 jersey on teh gate and sat down to sob. As far as I am concerned, Cammy gave his heart and soul, and indeed his entire body for The Game, and for that beautiful ballpark. Rest in peace, Thou Warrior.
May 13, 2005
Cammy,
In 1996, I was 8 years old. I was raised to like the Padres, but I learned to adore them. You were my hero. I loved it when you would dive for the ball and throw from your behind. It would bring me great joy to spend a day at the Q watching my favorite number 21 take the field and give it his all. During Spring Training that year, I went to the complex in Peoria and watched you be you, awesome. After the game, I wanted your autogpraph so bad, but i was too shy. I remember you was me standing by my encouraging father and came up to me. You were the nicer than I could have ever imagined. You kindly signed my glove and gave me a thumbs up. From then on, I always wanted to be a third baseman, just like you. Now I play for my high school baseball team. I play 3rd. I thank you for being there for me to admire. I know that you were a good man that always wanted to be liked. Here is news for you, you were loved. So again I thank you for all that you have given me, as your biggest fan. You will be remembered and missed forever.
Your number 1 fan,
Carlos
April 23, 2005
KENNY,
THE YEARS MAY WIPE OUT MANY THINGS. BUT, THIS THEY WIPE OUT NEVER...THE MEMORIES OF OUR HAPPY DAYS WHEN WE WERE ALL TOGETHER.Happy Belated Birthday my friend.
April 23, 2005
Hey :) Kenny...Happy Birthday....Making people smile, was your main game....Will always be remember and never forgotten..Love ya & Miss ya
April 22, 2005
Happy Birthday Ken! I know you are safe in God's loving arms. We miss you terribly and will love your forever. RIP my little neighborhood friend.
April 22, 2005
Happy Birthday,
We watched your Tibube on tv last night and it made me fill very sad to know that you will never hold you kids again, and that I will never see you play 3rd base again.Your missed very much and always will be. God bless you and your family. Your biggest fan and always will be.
Cindy & Randy Richardson
April 22, 2005
Hi Handsome.
I just wanted to wish you a Happy 42nd Birthday.
Miss you lots !
Think about you every single day.



Love ya sweetie !
April 22, 2005
Happy Birhtday Cami.
April 22, 2005
My Dearest Cami...I was there last night for the tribute to you at Petco Park, which would have been your 42nd birhtday...Seeing all your family there and the beautiful pictures displayed on the scoreboard and your # 21 painted on the field no one in the park had a dry eye...I cried from start to finish seeing all the beautiful pictures of you growing up, your kids your wonderful plays you made and all us gals loved the picture of you on the field practicing with no shirt on..boy its so hard to believe you are no longer with us...you left us with some beautiful memories of what a true athelte is all about...You gave the Padres 3 years of the best ball playing they ever had...Thanks Cammi for that you will never be forgotten...I still miss seeing your beautiful eyes, your so very, very sexy smile and all the love you gave to your fans...from the first time I saw you play for the Padres I was hooked...you brought so much fun, excitement to our team you rocked our world Cammi...I will never forget you sweetheart you will always be # 1 in my book...Its just so sad that you are no longer with us to see how last night was the BOMB!!! I know you were looking down on us all...no one has ever did what you did for the Padres ever..and I doubt anyone can even come close to what you gave us...So many of your fans in SD love you baby!!! I know I have and always will...may you have found the peace that you could not find here on earth...rest in peace my sweetheart..I know I never met you in person but I can tell what a wonderful person you were and how you touched so many lives...its just so sad that it had to end like this...May God comfort your beautiful family and watch over them forever...All my love Cammi from your # 1 SD Padre Fan...You will live on in my heart forever...Rest in Peace Sweetheart
XOXOXOXOXO
April 22, 2005
Happy Happy Birthday Kenny. I hope that all the Angels above are helping you to celebrate your first birthday in heaven. All we can pray for is that those same Angels will help ease the sadness that we all feel in not having you here with us to blow out the candles.
April 21, 2005
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEN !!!!!
April 21, 2005
Happy Birthday young warrior. Rest in Peace my friend.
April 21, 2005
How could anyone who knows that today is your birthday not think of you and remember how wonderful you were. I pray God's richest blessings on your family today and everyday. You are missed!
April 21, 2005
My dearest Cami:

Tonight I will be at Petco Park, for your tribute, in honor of the best player the Padres ever had...It will be a sad night tonight for it would have been your 42nd birthday. It will be a special night for me and for all your fans that love you and wish you could be with us all tonight... I will be missing you and those beautiful eyes, the goatee and your very sexy smile...I know you will be looking down on us all as we pay a tribute to you tonight in memory of one of the Padres Best...may you finally be at peace my sweetheart...I have admired you from a far ever since you joined the Padres, you were my favorite and always will be...I never had the oportunity to meet you in person but wishing someday that I would have had that chance.... and now I never will but one day we will all meet again...until then...

You always had time for your fans and you appreciated us for our dedication that we had for you. You were, from reading articles and all these lovely guest book entries a very very down to earth hard working determined athelete and I admire that most about you...My prayers are with you tonight and always...rest in peace sweetheart...your # 1 Padre Fan
April 14, 2005
Ken was an outstanding baseball player. It's hard to see him go at such a young age. My family's thoughts and prayers are with his family. God Bless
April 14, 2005
March 25, 2005
a great player and a great man that will be missed, i remember his amazing fielding and power hitting, may god bless your soul
March 01, 2005
I will always those great nights i spent at Qualcomm watching Ken play. I always wanted to be in the hot corner, just like him, i always wanted to bat like him, and make amazing plays like him. he is what inspired me to play baseball. My thoughts and prairs are with his family every night, and i will always mourn ken.
February 18, 2005
In many ways Ken Caminiti defined my adolesence. I modeled much of my life around that way i saw him play the game each night while I was in high school. I taped my wrists like he did, I tried to throw like he did and I eventually grew a goatee like he had. Despite the darkness in his life that I have reluctantly learned about I will never forget the joy and happiness his play for the Padres brought to my life. Many memories I share with my dad are of a semi-bearded man who never quit and gave us many reasons to hug, not because of what he did, but how Caminiti got it done. I still look back on these memories and smile and remember an indestructable man with an indominable attitude who sold out each night and made a kid smile and spend time with his father.
January 11, 2005
Ken,
All thought I never got to meet you in person, I feel like I knew you in many ways. I was a huge fan of yours from the very first time I watched you play the game. You were blessed with a great talent, you made playing the game look easy. I bought tons of baseball cards, only keeping those out of the pack that were either yours, or Craig Biggio's. I would have never thought back in my baseball card collecting days that you would one day be neighbors and friends with my brother. Everytime I would go to my brothers house I would inquire "which house is Ken's ?" and my brother would just grin and point it out to me. I would keep glancing in the direction my brother pointed, hoping to catch a glimpse of you.

I recently saw a picture of your 3 beautiful daughters on a Christmas card hanging from my brother's fireplace. How proud you must be of the sincere tribute displayed on that card. You will be greatly missed by numerous fans.

I never got to get your autograph in person, or my picture taken with you. I wish I could have. I cant ask those things of you now, but what I will ask is this....
Ken just a month after you were called home to Heaven, the Lord called my wonderful and loving husband home to Heaven too. Would you please tell him I love him, and instead of him and I sitting together watching you on TV, maybe you could sit with him, and the two of you can look down with a smile while watching over your 3 daughters, and the four daughters that my husband had to leave behind. You and my husband will get along just great, there are so many qualities that the 2 of you have in common. Right down to the goatee and the bluest of eyes, and very simular personalities.

To Nancy: My you find comfort in God's love. I can not say that I know exactly what you are going through, but I certainly must be feeling some of the same emotions that you are. Please know you are not alone, and thay my prayers go out to you and your children.

God has definately picked 2 beautiful flowers for his garden.
December 31, 2004
On this, the eve of the New Year 2005, know many are remembering, praying and missing you, my dear friend. Quietly, I felt your presence when I hung our ornament on my Christmas tree. Rest with the angels, Ken, and know I will shed a tear for you at the stroke of midnight. With much gratitude and love...
December 18, 2004
I know at this time of the year it's is hard for the family of Ken,and you all have our prayers. Ken was a dear freind and I will miss him so much. I ask God that he keeps you strong through the ordeal and my preyers will never end.
December 17, 2004
As Christmas draws near, my thoughts are with your family. I did not know Ken, but he has and will always be my favorite Astro. I hope that the good times you had together will bring a smile to your face this holiday season. I'm sure he is looking down on you with nothing but love in his heart.

Regards,
December 06, 2004
To the caminiti family, I'm so sorry for your loss, I never met Ken, but i grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same high school, played football with Glen, rode ponies with Nancy, I feel like I new him. MISS YA CAMMY
December 04, 2004
My son loved Ken. My son always wanted to be #11. HE has been #11 for the past 7 years and he hopes he can stay #11 thru high school.He is sadden by what happened to Ken, but he hopes Ken's memory will stay alive. We pray for Ken, and his family.
November 17, 2004
I was viewing my grandfathers (Dominick Caminiti) guest book when I came across Kens. Even though you don’t know me we share the same last name. I wanted to give your family my deepest condolences for loosing such a great person and player at such a young age. My grandfather always followed his carrier and was proud of him. Take care and God bless!

Sincerely,
Daniel Caminiti
November 14, 2004
The Caminiti Family,
Words cannot express the loss we all feel. My thoughts and prayers to you for your loss. Ken was a remarkable man. He was kind when others were mean. He had drive, determination and fought for what was right. Most of my memories are from high school and college. You could always count on him to listen and be a solid friend. We know your love of Nancy and the girls and your love of the game that made you complete. You will be missed Ken by people who did not even know you.
November 13, 2004
WHOA! Looking thru all these wonderful entrys can not belive you have been gone a month now. You time here was just too short! But, I guess we should all be happy for the times we new you and you were here with us! I have SOO many wonderful memories of you, those EYES!I swear you could look thru bricks, your huge smile and wicked sence of humor! Most of all Kenny I am going to miss your heart, warm personality, and how kind you were to everyone! I will NEVER forget ATL with you, running up and down the streets on your chopper hanging on as you bellowed out a huge laugh those times I will always miss...I know now you are at peace,,naw..not you...never gonna get to peaceful will you big man? Thats okay, I dont think you were meant to be quiet and seen and not heard! Alot of people may really never know how inteligent you really are! There was soo much more to you than baseball and your cars. Truly you had an intellect all your own, never will forget some conversations you always could see all sides of the podeum, and had it amazed me how you could just sit back and listed to someone and then hit them with a question or angel they never saw coming! Okay Kenny I have rambled as you know I always do but, I love you, I miss you and I will pray for your family and those three beautiful girls!
P.S. "what 3AM thats not late thats getting pretty early now..." yeah I wont forget you!
November 13, 2004
I love ken caminiti
November 13, 2004
Ken was always a quiet one. He'd look at you with his steely blue eyes, and I melted in the 5th grade. I always loved hearing that he was still in the game, but was saddened to hear of his passing. My favorite memory was one day, receiving a call that my dog was "found". Ken's mom, said, "This is Mrs. Caminiti, and we have your dog, Peki. The address is...." I quickly, said, "That's okay, I know where you live." Every girl in the area knew where Ken Caminiti lived. I'd always thought he'd be perfect for going onto a movie career, or something else. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, their girls, and the family. In reading a lot of these entries, he had a huge heart, and a lot of compassion. God bless you all!
November 13, 2004
Ken, you were an amazing baseball player and an even better neighbor. You will be greatly missed..but your glory and greatness will live on forever.
November 11, 2004
Ken it stills hurts that you are gone.
November 11, 2004
Ken you were always their for everyone. The first time I met you I could not beleive my eyes,that smile I will never forget. Ken you were a great person and freind. When I woke up that morning I caught the tail end of the news but waited to see what was going on now I hated I did. You were a dear freind I will miss you. I will prey for your family that they will be strong and understand the battle you fought was a tough one but you did good things.Ken bless you I hate you are no longer with us.
November 10, 2004
Ken was one of the best baseball players that i ever saw at spring training.
November 09, 2004
ive known cami since i was 5 and anybody who knew him would say the same thing, he was a great man and always wil be. we will always think about him. may he rest in peace.
November 08, 2004
To this day, my eyes still fill with tears when I think of the loss we baseball fans have suffered by Ken Caminiti's passing. My heart is filled with fond memories of one of the most amazing 3rd basemen that ever played the game.

Ken, you are sorely missed by fans, friends and family. We honor you as a man, a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, a baseball idol and a human being. May your struggles be put to rest and may your journey in heaven be a peaceful one.
November 08, 2004
Ken, you will be missed by the many fans you touched here in San Diego. You brought an intensity to the game that no one can or ever will match, in my opinion. And although I didn't know you personally, I am truly saddened that your gone. You will continue to be my favorite player of all time. Watching you at third base was exciting and amazing. Thanks for the memories and for taking the time to sign a ball for me during the 1998 season. My family's love and admiration for you will linger on. May you rest in peace.
November 07, 2004
I attending a very moving and beautiful memorial yesterday in San Jose for our Kenny.

The video that was played was spectacular, just like the plays he would make at third base.

What a phenomenal man, husband, father, son, brother and ball player. He had his god given talent at third base, but I'll always remember Kenny as a man who reached the pinnacle of his profession, but at the same time, always remembering those not at fortunate as he was and taking care of them.

God bless the entire Caminiti family. Your loss must be tremendous and the emptiness in my heart that I felt when I heard about his passing will now be filled with loving memories of our Kenny.

To Mr. & Mrs. Caminiti - I only hope that my son grows up to be half the great man that Kenny was and I will be so proud of him as you are of Kenny. I will pray for you and your family every day for the rest of my life.

God bless you.
November 06, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

You ARE one of the best!
November 05, 2004
Cammy, you were the reason why I came to love the game of baseball and the Astros. You played the game with all your heart. You really must know that you captured the hearts of so many fans and I am certainly one of them. I will always be grateful for you taking the time out years ago back at the Astrodome to say Hi and thank me for coming out to the ballpark. You truly are a inspiration to my very own son on how the game of baseball should be played. You will be missed tremendously.
November 05, 2004
Ken was deeply loved by San Diego and Thank you for the wonderful years. To his family, May the Lord comfort you and hold you close and Ken I know my dad is so happy to see you for he was a true Padre fan .
November 04, 2004
After reading through all the wonderful things that have been said about you, I'm filled with so much sadness. I think if you had known how much you were loved, and how you affected so many people in such a positive way . . . maybe things would have turned out differently. I hope you are at peace now, and that your family finds comfort in their memories of you. Thank you Ken, you were an inspiration to us all.
November 04, 2004
ken was a great ball player
November 04, 2004

Somehow life manages to throw even the best of us a curve we just cant hit! It`s when those curves keep coming,that seem to define the very nature of our soul. Some of us make it through the fire...Others aren`t so lucky. I don`t know how someone I have never met,can have such a profound effect on my life. Maybe because I understand. Cammy, I just wish you understood how much you meant to so many people!
R.I.P. brother
November 03, 2004
You were an awesome baseball player. My sympathy to the family. You will be greatly missed.
November 02, 2004
Kenny, I am so sorry is to late for you to understand how much we love you. From all your fans in Tijuana Mexico We LOVE YOU KENNY to your wife and girls pray, pray for him . ERES UN CHULO, CHULO ERES EL MEJOR 3RA QUE A TENIDO LOS PADRES TE QUEREMOS CAMMINITI , PRECIOSO NOS VEMOS EN EL CIELO MI AMOR
November 02, 2004
To the family of Ken My Prayers are with you. Ken give my son a big hug and baseball tips... I can see him now running up to you as soon as you enter those gates ! he now has someone to play ball with !God Bless Ken and His family
November 02, 2004
Cammy, you were the best on bad days and the greatest on good days, God Bless you and your children, long live the ASTROS and their great players.....
November 02, 2004
hey Ken,
Well baseball was fun when you were around i would always watch yuor games an how talented you were at 3rd base. We all make mistakes but your in a wonderful and caring place that loves you and hopefully you can guide me to the pros cause thats were my dreams are is to be a Major league ball player.Send me a message down to me show me that you got this and im always going to touch my heart when i hit the field from now on rest in peace all-star.
November 02, 2004
Nancy and Girls, I am so sorry for the loss of Cammy. He was loved and will be missed by many. He's at peace now.
November 02, 2004
Cami--
Watching you play ball was a highlight of my childhood. Nothing changes the fact that you brought the spirit of baseball to a town in need of a little inspiration. I will always remember you as the big guy on third base who never failed to make the play, who always came through with a hit in a bind, and who gave the Padres a little character.

Thanks for the memories and may you know how many smiles you brought to fans everywhere.
November 02, 2004
Cammy gave us Padres fans here in San Diego so many great memories that will never be forgotten. He made us all proud and would never fail to amaze us with his great dives and home runs from both sides of the plate. All this while he could barely walk or raise his arm above his head. He was a true warrior and a great man. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Cammy, you will be missed.
November 02, 2004
I would like to express my condolences to the family of Ken Caminiti. I was never very much into sports but I attended alot of baseball games with my family growing up and I knew of Ken Caminiti. I lost my brother this past February 15th at the young age of 42 to a drug overdose, so I truly understand your pain. I am very sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to get through this very difficult time.
November 01, 2004
Ken you will be missed more than anything, but your baseball legacy shall live on forever. You've touched the hearts of many people and never shall you be forgotten. Thanks for all the great memories in San Diego. I will never forget you. Rest In Peace. All my love to you and your family. God Bless.

Ciara
November 01, 2004
I met you at a baseball card signing in 1989 when I was just nine years old. I had hurt my head in a playground accident, and you took the time to ask what had happened and to wish me well. As a nine year old, the kindness from one of my heroes left me shy and speechless. I still have that card you signed for me, and it is without a doubt one of my most treasured possessions. I would like to say the words that escaped me at the time. Thank you for everything Mr. Caminiti.
November 01, 2004
To Kens family and friends, He truly was a great man, as a Padres fan I will always remember the good things he did for us and san Diego.
November 01, 2004
To the family;

You are in my prayers, and I pray that God gives you strength during your time of sorrow. Ken gave us San Diegans some highlights we'll never forget.

Blessings...
November 01, 2004
Ken,
You will be missed. You lived fast and died way to young. When I moved to San Diego in 1998, you owned this place. You touched the hearts of so many people here in San Diego and gave them so much to be proud and a lot to cheer for. Your legacy will never be forgotten!

Peace to you and your family my brother and thank you for the great memories.
November 01, 2004
My sincere condolences to the family. My heart really aches to see such loss of a so much loved man!
November 01, 2004
You may be gone but you will never be forgotten. You made me into a Padres baseball fan. I pray for you every day & for your family. I hope you know how loved you were. You were the best, Cammie!
November 01, 2004
Cammy -
You are gone, but will never be forgotten. You were the best third baseman EVER. You are forever in our hearts.

Cathy Batten
November 01, 2004
Ken Caminiti was the reason I loved baseball. There was never a better third baseman or a man with a more beautiful heart. Everyone struggles, some more than others. I'll see you up in Heaven someday. Bye.
November 01, 2004
I am a diehard Padres fan, and grew up with Cammy as my baseball idol. Your intensity and courage on the baseball field inspired me when I would step on the field to play baseball. What I admired about you was that you were the best you could be; you put your heart and soul into each play and each game. Every time I have eaten a "Snickers" bar since '96, it has given me a rush of energy knowing what it did during that game in Monterrey that season. Rest in Peace, you were more than just a pleasure to watch and you are an all-time Padres great.
October 31, 2004
I am so sad, you were such a good Person, and such a great baseball player. If you only would have known how much you were loved by everyone, maybe things would have been different. At least you are at peace. Joyce (former San Diegan)
October 31, 2004
What a great lose.You were a hero to so many. What an inspiration to watch you play. You gave so many people the courage to deal with their own struggles. You were my favorite Padre. I have a signed picture of you. My husband bought for my birthday before we were married. I will always treasure it. God bless your family.Your pain is now gone.Peace be with you Cammy. You are missed.
October 31, 2004
To one of the best Thrid basemen ever, you are going to be missed very much. I am one of your many fan and you are what I think of when I think of baseball. Our prays are with your girls and all the rest of your family. Thank you for all the great memories. You will never be forgotten.
October 31, 2004
Ken--you remind me of me--same age--same fire--same ice. You were the greatest Padre ever Ken--EVER. But there were more things than being a ball player Ken. Life thrashes all who let down their gaurd. Wherever you are Ken--I know your OK--save me a spot Ken--I just hope It'll be awhile--Rob Lambert--Santee Ca.
October 31, 2004
Our Dear Cammy,

I am a huge Padres fan and by far, Cammy was the best third baseman. I feel so sorry for how your life turned out. I hope you are peaceful and content. We love you Cammy.

Joe and Annie Butler
Encinitas, CA
October 31, 2004
To The Caminiti Family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Cammy was the best third baseman we have ever seen and San Diego loved him. If only he knew how we felt about him. Thanks for the memories Cammy, we love you.
October 31, 2004
For Cammy:

As a long time Padres fan I always loved watching you play at third. You and the rest of the Padres brought so much happiness to their fans, expecially in 1996 and the "magical" season of 1998! Your kindness to all baseball fans is a legend, and you will always be remembered with love and respect. My mother passed away this past March. She always loved the Padres so much. I am sure she was waiting to embrace you as you entered Heaven. May your family and friends be comforted by knowing how much you have always been loved.
October 31, 2004
Cammy. obviously you were the highlight to our Padres during your short stay with us in San Diego. We always rooted for you, no matter how hurt you were. You in turn, did your best for us and always signed your beautiful autograph for us whenever and where ever we saw you. No one should ever try to sign your name, as it is so obvious the fakes. We will always be your loyal fans, no matter what they say or write about you. We are all human, and we all have our weaknesses. Thank you for the 4 wonderful years you gave us, the pain you suffered through, and the clutch hits and defensive plays you made. Because of you, the Padres went to the World Series. No one will ever be able to take that away from you or us. My wife always loved the video of you taking batting practice with your shirt off, the whole female crowd would go wild when they played it on the diamondvision. You were and are our hero. Take care and I am sure you are on the Lord's team playing 3rd base better than anyone else. Your friends in Santee, Jack and Rosa Wagner
October 31, 2004
to the best third baseman ever so sorry to hear your gone but never will be forgottin lots of san diego fans will miss you I no I will.our prayers go out to you and your Family from me and my family.
Love the Valero and Chavez Family
San Diego. Ca rest in peace Ken
October 31, 2004
Dear Ken,
I am one of your biggest fans. Ever since I was a little girl I went to Qualcomm Stadiom to see the Padres play and my family and I always cheered you on. My mom always said what a great men you where and now your gone. I now realize how much drugs can bring down such a great person who always did things for others. Now I'm going to pick up up where you left off and try to make everybody day a little bit better. Even though I never met you, you always will be my role model.

Thank you, Ken
October 31, 2004
I understand the pain and you'll be missed.
October 31, 2004
Cammy. You brought me back to baseball. Before you I had lost interest. '96 & the summer of '98 saw performances that made you legend. "THE PLAY" in Florida. The "Snickers" game in Mexico. You were a man in a men's sport and I'm crushed that you're gone. I'm so sorry life outside of baseball was a different story. I'll never forget.....
October 31, 2004
Ken, you are the best third baseman ever played the game. You will be missed..
October 30, 2004
Ken,

YOU!.... compared in generosity and unquestionable loving, to the legendary icon "Babe
Ruth". I will miss you in the last years of my life. I request that you hold a place for me on the bench, in the "DUGOUT" that you now sit on in Heaven.Your troubles are now embraced by the arms of your Savior. My prayers, NOW, go out to your friends and beautiful family, as they await the time to hug and hold you close again.
October 29, 2004
i loved ken caminiti and its a shame hes gone but hes always my favorit padre.
October 29, 2004
THROUGH THE STRUGGLES AND BATTLES,THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS,YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS,AS A POSITIVE INFLUENCE.
YOU'LL TRUELY BE MISSED.
October 29, 2004
you were a wonderful friend, the world will miss you.thank you bro for saving my life. see you on the other side.
October 29, 2004
Well Ken, I can't believe it. I woke up that morning and I saw on the news that you had passed away!! I was devestated. I thought that i was just still asleep and hearing things. I never got the prividge to meet you personally, but by the other enteries in here, not only did I think that you were something wonderful, but now I know it for sure. You will missed in a BIG way in H - town. My prayers go out to your family and friends.

Shelley Anderson - Big Fan
October 29, 2004
I will you miss you very much. Not only were you a great ball player but there is a place in my heart you hold and no one will ever be able to fill. Thanks Kenny for so many memories I miss you so very much. Vanessa
October 29, 2004
There's no crying in baseball....but losing our beloved Kenny, it's very difficult not to cry.

He was more than a pro baseball player. He was just so kind hearted, so gentle, so humble at the same time giving everything he had to play the game he loved so much. Watching him display his god given talents at third base was a gift to all of us.

My wish for the Caminiti family is to know that there is a lot of love for Ken as demonstrated in all of these wonderful postings. He will certainly be missed. I pray that Ken is at peace now, and hopeful that one day I can get over this tremendous loss of a great, dear friend. I have prayed for the Caminiti family every day.

Kenny, I will never forget you. Thank you for making me love and appreciate the sport you loved so much.
October 29, 2004
Ken,

I can't believe that this is actually a reality! I met you on 6-21-93 at Dodger Stadium after a game! You were so sweet, I will never ever forgte it! I was sitting in the stands waiting to get a gimpse of you Craig, or Jeff (my 3 favorite players!) after the game! I was sitting there talking to some guy who asked me if I knew anybody from the team. I explained to him no that I was hoping to see Caminiti, Biggio, or Bagwell! As you came up the stands I about freaked out! I litterally tripped and fell. The guy I was talking to walked up behind you as you were giving out autographs, whispered in you ear, pointed at me and you signed everyone and kept me for last. You then asked my name and personalized my autograph. You were kind enough to take time and chat! As you were leaving you noticed I had a camera and offered to have your picture taken with me! Ken you will never know how much that meant to me! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your autograph, and that picture are some of my most treasured items!! Ken, thanks for everything.

My thoughts and prayers are with you parents, Nancy and your 3 daughters, also with all of your friends that loved you such as Biggio and Bagwell!

I have cried millions of tears over loosing you, but I hearing the stories of the others whose lives you have impacted in ways you have mine has helped!

Thanks for the memory and thanks for being you!
October 28, 2004
To the Caminiti family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ken will be deeply missed. He has left so many fond memories. I will never forget when we went to San Diego to see him play. He invited our family to his home and treated us like we were his family. That was the kind of person he was. We will always remember him as the best third baseman. And you made a difference in every person who knew you Ken. God bless we miss you!
October 28, 2004
Ken,
There's not much I can actually to say how much you will be missed. My prayers are with your family, friends, and extended family. My fondest memory of you is in 99. I had lost all hope in baseball and hadn't even kept up with it. Flipping through the channels I noticed a batter at the plate and swinging hard. That was you, my friend. I think you had an injury but you chose to play anyway. Well, you had hit a little dribbler down 3rd base which was a sure fire gun down, but you hustled and beat the throw to 1st. That one little play gave me hope for the game again. You didn't play for the money. YOU played because you loved it. You didn't complain or make excuses for failure. Thanks for that and all the memories. You and your family are always in my prayers.
My friend you will be missed.
October 28, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with all the Caminiti family. Having graduated from Leigh as well, I'm sure there are a lot of people sharing your grief. May God bless. Lynne Austin (Brickey) and family.
October 28, 2004
My love, sympathy, and prayers are always with you Glenn and Mr. and Mrs. Caminiti, Carrie, Nancy and girls. I have cried so much over this and I hope you can some day be comforted by how many lives Kenny touched in a short period of time and what an awesome, kind person he was and his big brother is.
Love always to you all,
October 28, 2004
Ken,
I still can't believe you are gone. I close my eyes and still see your beautiful smile. You touched my life in so many ways. Thank you for everything. You have taken a piece of my heart with you. When we spoke the day after you were released, you sounded so wonderful. I had hopes that you could do it this time. I know we have shared alot of the same struggles and you have always been there for me. I will always miss you and I'm looking forward to seeing you in Heaven. I'm glad that you no longer have to struggle with this awful disease of addiction. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you and keep you forever in my heart.

Love you always,
October 28, 2004
My condolances and sympathy to all the Caminiti family. RIP Cammy
October 27, 2004
Our prayers are with Ken Caminiti and his family. May God bless you. So sorry to see such a wonderful person go.
October 27, 2004
may god bless ken caminiti's and also his family's loss of a famous baseball player.me and my family hope the caminiti's family we share our condolences with the family.and may god bless the family and all those who really loves him and the fans especilly the taxes rangers who lost a prefect player and will never forget him may god bless and rest in peace mr ken caminiti' amen'
October 27, 2004
To the Caminitis:

I can relate to losing a loved one this way -- there is good in the world, and the only thing I can honestly tell you -- Each day will get better. And as cliche as that sounds, your memory of him will be what lasts, now how he passed.

Ken, I will miss seeing you play, as you made me REALLY enjoy the sport of baseball, as a longtime football player/fan. Your spirit trascends baseball and can inspire anyone to do things with the spirit, the drive, and chutzpah you showed...You represented the Padres well while you were playing for us, thank you so much for your charity work, and the kids you made happy!

Much love to the family and the fans...
October 27, 2004
May God's love shine on the Caminiti family , , ,

Ken, I know your wonderful spirit will live on and help others who need it.
October 26, 2004
Ken,
You will be missed very much by all your fans ,your friends,and especially your family.
A long time fan.
Jack B.
October 26, 2004
We send our deepest sympathies to Nancy, the children, and the Caminiti family.
Kenny and I had great fun sitting together in English class at Leigh High School.
My family has followed his career and I am proud that he came from my neighborhood.
He will always be an inspiration to my three sons.
Lauren- Leigh High '80
October 26, 2004
I never really watched baseball unitl I saw you play. You will be truly missed in our household.
October 26, 2004
To the Caminiti family~ you are in our prayers and hearts. Ken will be deeply missed! Before he became an icon, he was just Kenny, big heart, soft voice, gentle soul. Those of us who were blessed with knowing him "way back when" will always remember him as the "guy next door". To those who idolized him, the kids he inspired, keep his memory alive. To Nancy and the girls, you know he loved you more than life itself...always did !! He is with God now, his troubles all faded! Rest in peace Kenny and know how much you were loved!!!
October 26, 2004
To the entire Caminiti family. My families condolences go out to all of you. Although I never have met you personally. I feel that I knew all of you through Ken. He spoke of you lovingly and often. I met Ken while he was in spring training with the Astros in 1993. I remember giving Ken rides from Three rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh back to his hotel room so that he could call Nancy and the girls before they went to bed. He cherished each and every moment that he had with you and while he was away. I do not have to tell you what a great person he was. you already know that. He will always have a special place in my families heart. RIP K.C. This Cope's on me.
October 26, 2004
I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the Caminiti family. Ken will be deeply missed. He has left so many fond memories including many examples of his golden heart. I pray that these memories help you during this period of grief.

I was an early Cami fan when I watched him play at the dome in the early years. He always had a reputation as the guy with the tough gun for an arm, but also for being “down to earth” and approachable to fans. And he lived that life, enriching all of the fans that may have crossed his path. I feel sorry for the family he left behind. Time really does help to heal those grief stricken hearts. I pray that you are comforted by your memories, and will find the peace that is waiting for you. No doubt that he loved his family. Find condolences in knowing that he is at peace.

I’ll pray for you. It will take time, but things will get better.

Peace be with you,

Terry
October 25, 2004
I was very saddened to hear that a great athlete and a past Astro player with a great arm had passed away. An MVP in the hearts of Houston baseball fans always. I had met him several times at sports shows/events and he had a charming smile. I loved his walk! I loved how he played his game. I will pray for your family Ken. You are their guardian angel now. You will be greatly missed.
October 25, 2004
I just to let Ken's family know our thoughts and prayers are with them in their time of sadness. Ken will definetly be missed. God Bless.
October 25, 2004
Ken you will be deeply missed. There is not one player that can match up to the love you had for the game of baseball. may you rest in peace
October 25, 2004
Ken,
Thank you for standing up for me. Meant more than you can imagine.
I will miss you!


Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
October 25, 2004
Ken,
You were an honest man with a big heart, a terrific athlete who will remain in my heart and memories forever. You will never know how much you will be missed. I pray that your daughters inherited your big heart and know what a great man their daddy was. This fan will never forget!
October 25, 2004
Just want to say that you will always be remembered as a " hero " to a generation of kids that learned to love baseball because of watching you play. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family....
October 25, 2004
To my all time Favorite Padre player. May you rest in peace and that your family finds comfort in knowing you are in a better place. My prayers are with all of you...You are greatly missed.

Vicki Orr
October 25, 2004
Cammi; it was a honor having the nickname"little cammi" playing thrid base in school. You will be missed.
October 24, 2004
Ken,
You are deeply missed by all who knew you, and also by your fans that loved to watch you play.....especially as an Astro.
WE LOVE YOU PRECIOUS!!! God bless you and yours.
October 24, 2004
You will be missed very much. I loved watching you play. You were a natural.
October 24, 2004
Ken became my favorite player years ago before he was even famous. He played for my hometown team in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and every time I saw him he reminded me of my big brother because they looked so much alike. He is the reason I became an Astros fan. Thank you for all tha great memories. Rest in peace.
October 24, 2004
It was such a terrible loss when Cammy passed on. I admired him the very day I ever saw him play and from that point on I loved baseball and Ken Caminiti. He was the only player in MLB that I ever cared to see. I was sad the day he left the Astros but I was excited when he moved out to our community and we saw him riding his harley down the road! We will miss you and I hope you rest in peace, you most deserve it Cammy!
October 24, 2004
May you walk beside the Lord Ken .
October 24, 2004
Caminiti Family,

Always remember how much Ken was loved by his Houston fans. He was an excellant ball player and yet so down to earth. So many could learn from him. He will always be remembered and will remain in our hearts and minds. As his family you can be very proud.

Love
ernest & sharon vasquez
October 24, 2004
I grew up watching Cami when he played with the Astros and I was upset to here what happen to him. I wanted to give his family and closest friends my best wishes and I am sorry for your lose.
October 24, 2004
I just wanted to say to the Caminiti family that I am sorry for your lose. I thought that Ken Caminiti was a great player. He was one of my favorites playes. And I hated to hear that he dead at a early age. I was a big Ken Caminiti fan. God Bless you
October 24, 2004
Hi Ken:

I hope that somehow you can read all these notes in your guestbook and you will know just how much you are loved.

There will never be another who has or will ever play third like you did. I loved watching you make those plays look so easy.

Just remember that everybody was always behind you no matter what you did and everyone wanted to help you any way they could. Your a beautiful man both body and soul.
Love to you Ken I
October 24, 2004
I grew up watching you stop those line drives on the third base line and then gettin that ball back to bagwell. I watched you knock those balls out of the park, my step dad always talked about y ou and how you were the best 3rd baseman ever. you will always be in my heart.

true astros fan forever
October 23, 2004
Hello Caminiti from Texans living in Calif..We were priviledged to meet Ken and Nancy at a church luncheon in Houston with Astro Craig and Josey Reynolds. Ken knew God. Ps. 116 reads Precious in the sight of God is the death of His saints. Ken was not a ego centered sports hero. He was a nice and caring person.
Nancy God bless you and your girls.
the Caldwells
October 23, 2004
To a great Spartan,

Keep on fielding and hitting Ken.

Your bench warmer Spartan catcher,
Paul
October 23, 2004
dear ken, i still cannot belive you are gone. my heart breaks that i never got a chance to say thank-you,for the 3 times i meet you. each time you were so kind and you really took your time. that last game at the q,i had a choice to get a picture with you or gwynn.i choose you,and that picture is priceless to me. you really touched my heart with your kindness. i wish more baseball treated their fans as well as you. i hope you now know how many fans loved you, no matter what mistakes you made. i will always be grateful to have meet you and to have watched you play.my heart and prayers go out to your family,frinds and to the moores and padres.may they all find comfoet in the lives you touched.with love and thanks,leerene.
October 22, 2004
To the Caminiti's
It was always a pleasure to watch Ken play with the Astros. I was truly hoping they (Astros)would've won the play off and the world series in his name for I know Ken would have been happy.. You know my mom loved him so much he was the only one on the team she knew by face because she always thought his name was Ken Can-of-spam
well God bless you and know Ken don't have to worry about tomorrow for his resting now..............
October 22, 2004
I'm still in disbelief over Kenny's passing. I have read every article coast to coast following his passing.

The cause of Kenny's death doesn't matter - what matters is the Legacy he has left behind. A Super Star and local Bay Area Boy who was supported and loved deeply!! It's awesome to read how much his fans loved him.

Kenny was 2 years ahead of me at Leigh. We had PE together - he would constantly push me to run the mile and rib me for sitting on the senior lawn when I was a sophmore! He always made me laugh.

Nancy, I admired the way he adored you.

Kenny, San Jose misses you!

God Bless You -
Susan Neri
October 22, 2004
Lee, Yvonne, Carrie, Glen, Nancy and the Girls,
I was so saddedned by the news of Kenny. In that brief moment I remembered growing up on Cordoy Lane. All of us laughing, having so much fun. Our family has and will always condsider the Caminiti's an extention of our own family. From Lone Hill, to Union, to Leigh, Kenny always had a baseball and glove in his hand. Through hard work and determination he made his childhood dream a reality. He was a wonderful man and friend. I can remember when he talked about his family his beautiful eyes lit up. I am so proud of Kenny's accomplishments. He was a man of honor. Just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Always remember you only have to look as far as your own heart to find Kenny there. May you rest in peace Kenny.. We will miss you.
October 22, 2004
Dear Nancy and girls,
My only memories of Kenny are very good ones. I had the joy of playing ball at Leigh High School with Kenny (and football too) When I read the Kenny had died, I felt as though my heart had fallen from my chest. Although I did not have personal contact with him over the years. I (like many) followed his career with much joy. I have a picture from 1977 of Kenny, Mike Miller, myself, Mike Hickey and a few others from Leigh on an allstar team. He was a small skinny kid with a smile that was much larger than his physical size. (Kenny was about 14 in the picture)I remember Kenny would drive my beatup 69 camero around and thrash it. I never did get to drive his candy apple red stepside though! I will continue to pray for Nancy and Kenny's family. I have great memories of Ken and that is how I will remember him, always.
Love,
Dan Lillis
Youth Pastor
Sonora, Ca
October 22, 2004
I will always remember Caminiti as a Padre and one the best third baseman the team has had. Thanks for the memories and God bless his family.
October 22, 2004
Dear Caminiti family and friends,

I wish all the best to his girls and all of you. He will be missed. I am so sorry he went through such hard times.

I graduated from Leigh a year ahead of Ken. I didn't really know him, but used to watch he and his brothers play baseball, basketball and football. He was always a great athlete.

One baseball season about 4 years ago, I asked my husband to get tickets to a Rockies game because I knew Ken Caminiti would be playing against them that day. We got to the ballpark early just so I could get Ken's signature in my 1980 Leigh High School yearbook (kinda corny, huh?) Well, I managed to not only get his signature, but also a nice hug and smile. The kids were calling his name asking him to sign their books and he stuck around and signed for them. A few of the kids were in such awe of him. They wanted to see the yearbook I had with the one little picture of when he was younger. They thought it was so cool that I used to watch him play in high school.

He made a difference - he was a hero in those kids eyes! It was nice to see and I felt so proud having known him.
October 22, 2004
Sunshine Fades and Shadows Fall, but sweet remembrance outlasts all.
I miss you Ken.
I was reading an article yesterday on the Padres website...
Caminiti's golden heart matched his Gold Glove. Yes indeed.
We all love you.

RIP Cammy !!
LOL,
JoD
October 21, 2004
Dear Nancy & the Caminiti Family,
We send you our deepest sympathy. Kenny was a very special person and he will be missed by so many people. He was a great athlete, but more than that, he was a great friend. His warm smile and eyes are something we will always remember.
Our prayers are with you,
John and Tammy Cabri
October 21, 2004
We will miss you ken
October 21, 2004
Dear Caminiti Family,
I was sadden with the news of Ken's passing. My deepest sympathy to you. I AM and will always be a fan of Ken Caminiti. Ken was a phenomenal player and he will be missed.
October 21, 2004
To the Caminiti Family
Our Deepest Sympathies/ Cammy will be missed.
John Sorkness of Escondido Cal
October 21, 2004
My deepest sympathies to Ken's family. I had the pleasure of meeting Cammy while in Chicago on business after a Padres/Cubs. We chatted about Padre history, San Diego, his MVP year...your basic small chat. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned that I had nephews playing local high school baseball in San Diego. He said to call him when he returned to SD and that he would come out and address the kids. Sure enough he followed through and came to La Jolla High School, with his Dad in tow, and shared anecdotes about life and baseball for a good hour.Truly a day I will never forget. Rest in Peace.
October 21, 2004
To the Caminiti Family,
Let the love,joy and fond memories drown the sorrow and the fight that Ken faced every day. He was a man of incredible talent and he gave us all the lasting memories of his passionate love of the game of baseball. I have only seen a few men that played with Ken's fierce drive and energy. He will be missed by all that ever saw him play and those that were touched by his compassion and love for Nancy and the girls.
Peace be with you, Ken Caminiti.God bless.
October 21, 2004
I've cried everyday since I heard the news. And...I never even met you. You must be a special man to have an effect like that on a complete stranger. You are already desperately missed. I wish I could turn back time. The world just doesn't seem the same without you. I love you Cammy.
October 20, 2004
Dear Caminiti Family,
I would like to express to you, my sincere and deepest sympathy. I will miss Ken very much. I will miss seeing him on the field or at Redfield's a/f a game. I have been a huge, loyal fan for as long as I can remember. He was always kind and such an amazing ball player. He will never be forgotten.
You are all in my prayers and in my thougts as Ken will always be.
May God bless you all,
October 20, 2004
Ken, thanks for all the great times you brought to the city of San Diego as a Padre. The MVP season and the championship season were fun, exciting, and memorable and the majority of those memories came from you and your all-out style of play. Those glorious summer days of watching you and cheering you on with the rest of the city at Qualcomm will not be forgotten. You will live on forever in our hearts and minds. Thanks for the great memories. We all love you in San Diego, Cami! You were the best.
October 20, 2004
I met Kenny at spring training with the Astros in 2000. I could not believe it when I heard about his passing. He was a very caring person. It is such a tragedy that this world had to lose such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP Kenny.
October 20, 2004
Only the good die young. Be at peace with God as he is on your team now dear Kenny.

You will always be loved and never forgotten.

My deepest condolences to the entire Caminiti family.
October 20, 2004
Dear Nancy,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you, your daughters, and the rest of your family. My family has enjoyed following Ken's career over the years and telling my sons about his athleticism from Lone Hill days on...After reading the many inspiring and sympathetic entries, I'm comforted by the outpouring of support for you and your daughters. When my sons lost their father it was, and still is, the ongoing support for them that gave me strength in the most difficult days. You have the extraordinary burden of a deep loss in a public venue...our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely,

Stacie (Wolfe) Eversole
October 19, 2004
About 3 years ago I was sitting at a restaurant when a good looking man sat down next to my table. It was only minutes later when young boys began flocking his table asking for autographs. While I was leaving, I asked the waiter sitting next to me who the person was and he told me it was Ken Caminiti. I will never forget how nice he was to the children who interrupted his meal to meet him. It is very rare for a pro-athlete to be that friendly to fans when they are trying to have private moments. I hope that everyone is able to remember him for all of the positive things he did in his life. And I hope the Astros are able to make it to the World Series in honor and memory of Ken.
October 19, 2004
So few realize how many they touch and it's only after they are gone that we realize it ourselves.
Looking back on all the years I've been an Astros fan some of the most memorable were those that included Cammy - my son's first baseball idol. Now rest, Ken, and watch over your loved ones, team mates and the lives of those you've touch and know that you are loved and respected not only a an athlete but also as a person.
October 19, 2004
May it comfort you to know that despite the hard times that you have faced in recent years, Cami always loved his family above all else. His face lit up whenever he spoke of Nancy or his girls...
He is in a much better place now. Just keep the same love in your heart and you will always be near him.
October 19, 2004
To a great man and a great baseball player. I will always cheerish the fond memories of fans chanting at the Murph...MVP..MVP..MVP. RIP Cammy, you will never be forgotten.
October 19, 2004
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all the Caminiti family. We didn't get to much time with Ken as an adult, but we do remember him as a teenager hanging around with Debbie and the gang. He was always the gentlemen and had a beautiful smile and sparkling eyes. We are very sadden to hear that he passed away, but I do know that he is in a place where he can still reach out and touch your heart. Yvonne and Lee: I can't imagine losing a child. I know it is the one thing as a parent you never want to happen. Ken is truly loved by everyone that he came in touch with. Debbie and Glenn are going to miss him terribly, I know. Nancy, you have been a wonderful wife to him and I know you and the girls will have so many good memories. Those are the ones you want to hang on to. You know that Debbie is always there to listen to you and help you through the hard times. We are looking forward to the time when the Memorial is brought to San Jose and we can share in his life. He is in a place where he can watch over you and the girls. Feel his presence and he'll be there.
October 19, 2004
Nancy,
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Kenny's passing from Michelle. I've thought of you often the past couple of years, especially when I see all of your friends from Leigh High. By reading these entries and all of the news articles, you can see the good that Kenny did and left behind. He alone may be able to change the way baseball is played today. I hope you can stop worrying and find the peace that he has now found. Your girls are lucky to have you. It will be hardest for them to understand. Take care of yourself. Our prayers go out to the whole Caminiti family.
October 19, 2004
Ken, may your memories bring great joy..and all of your accomplishments be remembered for ever...You were a great man, a good friend......and May your small blessing on this earth, be of happiness...Thanks for being ..KEN..For there was only one you!
October 19, 2004
I do not even know where to begin. When I got the phone call from my Fiance all I could say is "Shut Up!" I couldn't believe it, it touched me so bad tears came to my eyes.
As a little girl I adored Ken. My parents always tell the story of me being in the dome yelling "Cammy, Cammy". We laugh about it often. Then at the end of that game I went out where they leave to get in their cars and here he came, I thought he hung the moon. I was the happiest girl ever when he was signing my things and looked up at me to tell me Happy 13th Birthday! Then several months passed and he came to the mall here in Baytown and of course I was one of the first in line. Just smiling and batting my eyes, (kids do funny things). As the years went on I watched the game and keep up but started getting older. Just Feb. of 2002 at 21, I was big and pregnant walking in Walmart with my fiance passing the magazines and out of the blue I swear to my fiance that we just passed Caminiti, he swore we didn't and keep walking and I insisted it was him. So he went over and said "Hey I know you think I am crazy but my girlfriend swears you are Ken Caminiti." He looked up and said well she is right with a huge smile on his face." Then we went on our way. As Ken was leaving the store we went up and asked him to sign our Sport Truck magazine for our soon to be born son and he did it with no question just smiling the whole time.
I wish there were more people out in the world that were as kind as him. Even though I only knew him as a fan, read all the things that are wrote about him, hardly ever a bad word.
I know a bad thing to do is question why good people always seem to go too early, but as I have got older I have come to realize there is a plan for everyone. The man upstairs chose to take a great man and put him to work to watch over those he loves.
For his daughters, I could not imagine the hurt you feel right now, and I am not even sure how old you guys are. I am guessing 9-15 years old. But as a little girl at 13 your dad had an impact on me from the kindness he showed. You girls take that heart of gold your dad had and run with it. It will get you far in life. There aren't alot of kind people left in this world so take the trait and run. Know that if you left this world today you have touched lives around you.
My prayers are with you girls and your mom. May Caminiti rest in "Peace".
October 19, 2004
REST IN PEACE CAMMY~~~
prayers go out to all your family frens and FANS!!!
October 19, 2004
My deepest sympathy to the Caminiti family: I never had the chance to meet Ken but I loved him with all my heart...He was the best Padre we had when he was here in San Diego. After reading all the wonderful entries his family, friends and fans wrote it is unbelieveable. He was such a genuine great all around person and sportsman. I was in shock when I heard the news. What a wonderful man he was. It is just so sad that he is no longer here with us. May his soul rest in peace and may god watch over his family. I will always cherish the Padre memories of Ken playing hard for his team striving to always be the best...and he was and he always will be in my eyes...He will always be my #1, I will miss that sexy smile and those beautiful eyes. Rest in peace.. Cammy..Your # 1 San Diego Padre Fan...May god bless your family during this difficult time. Your family is in my prayers always...
October 19, 2004
I became a Padres fan because of you and I will be one forever, no matter where I live. You will be missed.
October 19, 2004
my deepest sympathy to the entire caminiti family:
THE LORD HAS COMFORTED HIS PEOPLE, AND WILL HAVE MERCY ON HIS AFFLICTED. ---- isaiah 49:13b. May you all find comfort in knowing ken is finally at peace, and his constant battle with his addictions are finally over.Ken tried hard to overcome them but lost his battle.
i can only hope his daughters and nancy know how much he loved them and how hard he tried to beat this terrible disease. may the great ken caminiti rest in peace and may god be with is family in their time of sorrow. GOD WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES;THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NO SORROW, NOR CRYING. THERE SHALL BE NO MORE PAIN, FOR THE FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY --- REVELATION 21:4 .
October 19, 2004
Such a great athlete and what a captivating smile !

It is hard to believe that you are gone.
October 19, 2004
Ken, what dear person you were. Your memories will always be fond and embedded with love in the lives that you touched. Although I didn't know you, I am truly hurt by your passing. There will be many bear hugs in heaven.
October 18, 2004
My thought and prayer are with you now. Always remember the good times. I remember when Cammy first came to Houston. I would only sit on the 3rd base line. Didn't care that it wasn't the right side of the field. Had to watch him play, and boy what a player he was.
God be with your family always
October 18, 2004
To the Caminiti Family,

Ken's death has really impacted me with overwhelming sadness. I only knew Ken through baseball - I watched him play his first game with the Astros. I hope his daughters know and that one day they will understand the loneliness of addiction and how someone has to fight. I know Ken tried very hard but this disease is awefull. Like I told my family - this disease can happen to anyone. And it is the hardest thing to fight every day and every minute of your life.I truly am sorry for all you had to put up with all the media in such a personal time in your life. I hear over and over what a big heart you had and what a wonderful guy you were. I know your suffering is over and now you are totally free from this disease. I pray for you and your family and I hope you know even though I did not know you personally I can relate to you.

Love to you and your family,

Tracy
October 18, 2004
I was deeply sadden to hear of the untimely passing of Ken Caminiti. Like some of the previous posters I knew Ken from my years at Leigh High School and have fond memories of Ken, especially his athletic abilities to play year round sports. And as fate would have it, the Houston Astros noticed his athletic abilities as well. Ken was able to accomplish so much in his sport during his short lifetime. Now unfortunately, he was taken from us way too soon.

God only knows the demons that plagued this sweet individual but he was a kind and gentle soul. May he now rest in peace.

My condolences to the Caminiti family for losing Ken so soon.
October 18, 2004
The baseball world lost a great player and person when we lost Ken. I always enjoyed watching him play and was saddened when he leftHouston. My prayers go out to his daughters, Nancy and the rest of the family. My heart just sank when
I learned of the news of his passing
Just remember he will always be looking over you. God bless!
October 18, 2004
May peace be with each one of you in this time of need. R.I.P. Ken as you were a hero to all! WE will miss those good ole times.
October 18, 2004
October 18, 2004
You were the reason I began watching baseball! I can't believe you are gone. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will miss you.
October 18, 2004
My sympathy goes to the Caminiti family. I did not know Ken as a friend, but I knew him as an idol. He was an outstanding baseball player. I followed his career since I was a young girl. I still have the pictures I took with Ken at a card show back in the late 80's when he played for the Astros. Every other weekend I was at the Astrodome to see him play. I cried when I heard the news. My son is only 7 and knows the great player he was. I gave my son the baseball Cammy signed for me as a child. My son is also a baseball player and he proudly wears Cammy's Astro number 11 this season. My prayers are with the Caminiti family.
October 18, 2004
To Lee and Yvonne, Carrie and Glen, and all the Caminitis,

On behalf of the Weeden family, I extend our condolences and prayers at this time of your tragic loss.

I always look to the Caminiti family as the symbol of the all-American family that we all aspire to. You are fabulous individuals, wonderful parents and loyal siblings. I treasure the neighborhood friendships, the great block parties, and the wonderful memories of which the Caminitis are such an intergal part.

Kenny has left an indelible mark on all who knew him. He is unforgettable....I still remember his sweet, thoughtful deeds, his sometimes wild childhood antics as well as his unbelieveable performance on the athletic field......But, I like to think of him riding his unicycle along Cordoy Lane, and remenber his adorable smile and his uncanny athleticism.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I pray that someday, the memories of Kenny's essence can override the pain of his loss.

Fondly, Peggy Weeden
October 18, 2004
Our prayers are with the Caminiti family - Ken was a great athelete.

Henkhaus' Family
Houston, Texas 10-18-04
October 18, 2004
To the Caminiti family,
Thank you for sharing Ken's life with us all. He was a giant of a man and a friend to everyone. Even though the demands on him were great, Ken would find time to help out in the neighborhood... my son still tells anyone that will listen about talking with Ken at a Pecan Grove Gators banquet.

May God give you all the peace and comfort you so richly deserve.
October 18, 2004
Love you Cammy, you are so missed. No one could play 3rd base like you. It's a relief to know God is wrapping his arms around you and bringing you the peace you so deserve. Keep watching over the Astros, you are their guiding light.
October 18, 2004
I can't believe he's really gone. I remember watching Ken play for the Astros years ago. He was the best as far as I'm concerned. He will be missed but never forgotten. May God bless you and keep you safe.
October 18, 2004
I first met Ken Caminiti in 1999 in Ocean Beach, when he came to play the Padres when he was a member of the Houston Astros. Ken, you will be missed. Tyrone (AKA T.C.)
October 18, 2004
I went to High School with Ken so I knew him when he was a just a kid,he will be missed. Take Care
October 17, 2004
What a horrible tragity. I remember my best friend and I watching him on the Padres when I was a teen.
God bless his family.
October 17, 2004
I MEET KENNY AT THE CAR SHOWS AND AT EKSTENSIVE KENNY IS A GOOD AND KOOL GUY TO KNOW
IM SRY 4 UALL LOST
WE WILL MISS HIM
October 17, 2004
Our deepest condolences go to the Caminiti Family, His Parents, his siblings, and especially his wife and children, it really takes very hard work to help someone as special as Ken and really you, the wife is a very special person to have stuck beside the one you love as long as you did. God Bless You Now, Tomorrow, and For Always. May You, Ken rest in Peace for there is no doubt that you are in Heaven, just watching down and smiling. Wisdom and peace to your entire Caminiti Family!!!
October 17, 2004
To the Caminiti Family

We are so saddened by your loss. We will miss Ken greatly. When send you are condolences.
October 17, 2004
Ken Caminiti was my favorite player ever. I think he was so cute and a real gamer. I had the pleasure to see him in Pittsburgh about six years ago. I had a poster wishing him a Happy Birthday. After he read it he gave me a little wave and smiled. It made my day. I will truly miss him.
October 17, 2004
KEM CAMINITI WAS TRULY ONE OF THE BEST IN BASEBALL. I TRULY ADMIRED HIM DURING THE 1998 SEASON WITH THE PADRES. hE HAD A BIG HEART AND WAS ALWAYS SINCERE WITH HIS FANS. HE WAS AN AWESOME 3RD BASEMAN. WE WILL TRULY MISS HIM. MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS.
October 17, 2004
To the Caminiti family,

All week I've had in my mind an image of Ken as a third-grader in jeans and a blue and white little league shirt, sweet and mischevious and untroubled. I think I remember him this way because this was his essence. I still find it inspiring that someone from my high school class achieved such success at the highest level of his sport. I am sad that he's gone and hopeful he has found peace. God bless you all.
October 17, 2004
My deepest sympathy to the Caminiti family. He was such an awesome player and was great to watch to play. All of my autographs from him will be treasured for the rest of my life. Ken Caminiti will NEVER be forgotten!!!!
October 17, 2004
Way to watch over our boys yesterday Kenny. I know they are playing the games of the NLCS in your memory.

God bless and keep you safe. We will always love you and never forget.
October 17, 2004
It was a true pleasure and treat to watch Cammy play ball. He was my hero and always will be. His legacy will go on. I hope his children will always remember what a great person and player their dad was.
October 17, 2004
Thank you for our great Padre memories!
October 17, 2004
Ken, you will be missed. I have a son that is now 23. He played third base on several of his teams through the years. I hit him thousands of ground balls in practice. He always pretended to be Ken Caminiti. When he made a good play on the field, we would call him Caminiti. You were his hero and many, many more young baseball players and fans. Thank you for all great memories and thank you for being someone that was bigger then life to my son. May God be with your family and keep them always in his grace.
October 17, 2004
Ken, you are one of the reasons why I love and appreciate baseball! I can't wait until my 2year old is old enough to hear about you, one of the GREATEST Baseball Players ever! You will never be forgotten!
October 17, 2004
I'AM NOT A BIG BASEBALL FAN, BUT MAN COULD CAMMY PLAY AND PLAY HARD TO WIN. I LIKE THAT IN A PLAYER. SORRY FOR THE PAIN YOUR FAMILY MUST BE GOING THROUGH NOW.
October 17, 2004

You put fear in the hearts of Cardinal fans whenever you came to the plate. You were one of my favorites. May God's love and comfort be with all the members of your family....Be proud up there, you made a great contribution to baseball...Your teammates and friends speak of a man who was a true friend, loving father, husband, and son....and that's touching them all in the game of life!

Mike Thompson
KLOU Radio
St. Louis, Missouri
October 17, 2004
By far baseball and the world has lost one of the best people ever to play the game! You were a pro on the field and an even better person off the field and you will be sorely missed! My thoughts and prayers are with your wife and daughters. I hope you have the peace that you have searched for , for so long. I will miss you Cammy.
October 17, 2004
To Ken and his family my deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember playing ball with Ken in the same Little League, Pony League and even for a short short time at San Jose City College. As did Ken, I loved the game and also wanted to go pro. Unfortunately, my lifes path did not allow me to continue with baseball. I was glad that Ken had gone on with baseball and achieved the American Dream. For many years I had regretted not continuing on with baseball. But because of Ken's success I always felt I had made it as well, watching my fellow little leaguer do all those great things in the majors. Thank you for the memories Ken. RIP!
October 16, 2004
What an awesome player you were, so exciting to watch. I watched you as a fan in Houston, and you really had such a following with all of the Astro's fans...even when you moved on, we all still loved to watch you play! You always gave more than 100%...What an inspiration you were to all the Little sluggers out there, just wanting to be like you! We will all miss you and your spirit. Your wife and your sweet young girls will be in our thoughts & prayers. May you now rest in peace.
October 16, 2004
While in grad school in St. Louis my roommate and I became huge Ken Caminiti fans. I am deeply saddened by his passing. He brought a lot of joy to a lot of baseball fans. My condolences to his family.
October 16, 2004
Tio,
Thanks for coming to my birthday. Im going to miss you very much. My titi is very, very sad. I love you always.
Amberli
October 16, 2004
sorry to see you go so soon with heart felt pain we all will miss you
October 16, 2004
My son in law,
You will be missed dearly, you dont know how much. Thank you for being the person that you were. I could never forget all of the times we shared. There was not one bad thing about you. You will always be in my heart. Thank you for being my son-in-law more than that you are also my son..
Love Mama Duke
October 16, 2004
Rest In Peace Ken. You will be dearly missed by the ones you loved and the ones that loved you. I may be young but I still remember all the good things you did for this game. Thank you
October 16, 2004
It was an honor knowing Ken all these years, and our hearts go out to Kendall, Lindsay, Nicole, and Nancy, as well as the Caminiti family. I wish Ken could have seen the outpouring of love and affection for him this past week, so that he could know exactly how much he meant to so many people. We have a lot of great memories of the times we spent with him, and will miss him tremendously. Beneath that gruff exterior was a caring humble man, and the girls should be proud of having such a fantastic person as their dad. One of our fondest memories was of attending a notorious 22 inning game in the Astrodome with Nancy, by the time it was over it was 2 am and only a handful of people were left. When it finally ended, Ken was so excited since the Astros had (finally) won, so we ended up at his place until the wee hours of the morning while he enthusiastically relived all aspects of the neverending game. He really loved being a team player, and gave it everything he had. But the true measure of him was off the field, and he was unfailingly kind and generous to us and our families, and the incredible kindness and attention he paid through the years to my brother Kevin, who has Downs syndrome, is one of our best memories of him. We will miss him.
October 16, 2004
It's so sad to lose a 1996 NL MVP. I'm just very sad about Caminiti Dying like that. I'll miss him very much an I'll always remember him in my heart.
October 16, 2004
Words can not express the sorrow I feel about the death of Cammi. He will live on forever in the hearts and minds of baseball fans. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with his family. And I will treasure the only tshirt I ever bought with a baseball player's name. Rest in peace Ken.
October 16, 2004
My deepest sympathy to all of the Caminiti family. Mere words can not adequately express our pain at his passing. May your memories of his heart of gold and unrelenting passion for both his family and baseball comfort you in this difficult time. We all loved Cammmy. He will certainly be missed.
October 16, 2004
It was a pleasure! My Heart goes out to your family! God bless!
October 16, 2004
I am sorry and shocked about Ken Caminit's passing. My prayers go out to his family. He was too young to leave this world and he will be missed by many. RIP Mr. Ken Caminiti
October 16, 2004
our thoughtsand prayers go out to Ken Caminti"s Family..WE deeply hated to here of his passing..He was a great ball player and he will be missed greatly in the BaseballField by many of his fans
October 16, 2004
To Ken`s family, I`m so sorry about your loss--he was loved by so many of us that watched him play, I have a couple of bats and balls signed by him and over 200 of his cards.

He is at peace now--always remember the good times you had with him--I know he loved all of you.

Sincerely,
Marlyce Delvaux
October 16, 2004
God bless you Ken. My prayers and condolences to the Caminiti family. Please know that there are plenty of people out here that never knew Ken personally, but were touched by his spirit and his ability.
October 16, 2004
Godspeed Cammy**we will miss you
October 16, 2004
In this very emotional and sad time I would like to extend our my family's) deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Ken Caminiti. I too, like so many others, have very fond memories of Cami and am truly saddened by his passing. I can truly say, without a doubt that it was when Ken joined the Astros was when I fell in love with the game. I always liked baseball but it was something that Cami brought to the game that made you just love it. That and the chemistry he had with Bagwell and Biggio was what drew you to the game. May he rest in peace and may GOD Bless his family and friends in this very difficult time
October 16, 2004
May you rest in peace, it was always a pleasure to see you play with pure determination. A true ball player. My thoughts go to your family and friends.
October 16, 2004
Please remember Cammy for all the good things he was and did. He will truly be missed.
October 16, 2004
To the extended Caminiti family, our prayers are with you. Ken was a great man on and off the field. He will be missed by all. May you find comfort and be at peace .
October 16, 2004
to the caminiti family,my heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your loved ones,and i will miss one of the true elite third basemen to play the game god bless
October 16, 2004
May God bless the Caminiti family and give them strength to get through this sad time. My heart goes out to his wife and children.
October 16, 2004
I have spent the past few days reflecting on Ken's passing. It saddens me deeply as if I have been in a daze and yet, it reminds me of all of the good times we shared growing up. The old neighborhood was more than just a place to live. It was like an extended family in which we all shared our hopes and dreams. At a very early age, it was obvious where Kenny's dreams were going to take him. As I look back, these memories are very precious to me. I hope Kenny now knows what a positive impact he has had on so many people's lives.
Yvonne, Lee, Carrie, and Glenn... My thoughts and prayers are with you. You always treated me like I was part of your family and this means a lot to me. I know my dad was there to greet Kenny at heaven's gate. Nancy, please hug your girls and know that he there was nothing Kenny treasured more in life that the four of you.
There are only a rare few that have the opportunity to touch so many lives... Kenny, I applaud the fact that you not only had the opportunity, you embraced it.
October 16, 2004
Bugga,
Somethings can not be taken away reason why you will always be in our heart and thoughts. Infinity...
Maria, Robert, Junior, & Mikey
October 16, 2004
My heart is broken. My special friend of 13 years is dead. I can not even compose or understand. My grief overwelms me.I can not believe I will never see you again. You were a man of faith, for I remember the Holy Bible you would carry in your briefcase and how we would pray. That gives me comfort, to know you are with God, and He is taking care of you. If only you knew how much you were loved. You were and will always be a special part of my life. I cherished you. I respected you, and I loved you. We had many memories, Ken. I will NEVER forget you. We will meet again in the heavens. Thank you, Ken, for being my knight in shining armour. Always the gentle'man'.A man taken much too soon. I would of been there for you. Why didn't you call me? I would of taken care of you...God Bless you and Kendall, Lindsay and Nicole. Goodnight, my friend.
October 16, 2004
KEN
You are at home plate now.
In heaven with the lord.
May you rest in peace.
October 15, 2004
I want to let Ken's family know how deeply he will be missed from all our family. I want to thank my grandparents (Albe and DeEtta Ethington) for all they did for him. He was a great person dispite his problems, he helped anyone who needed it and never asked for anything in return. Thank you Ken for helping my grandparents. Our sympathy goes out to Nancy and the girls.
October 15, 2004
Thank you for sharing Ken with us all (the fans). I feel honored that we got to see the best of him. I feel in my heart that he was a great person to know and a greater friend to others. I'm praying for the entire Caminiti family and hope you all are able to smile again soon with his memory. He meant a lot to so many people, now he has won his victory! Blessing to you!
October 15, 2004
Cammy,

May you rest in peace. You are now in the best place you could ever be. You will be missed and never forgotten. God Speed.

Your fan in Houston.

Margot
October 15, 2004
My prayers go out to Ken's Family,especially his little girls. He was an amazing ball player!
I am a native San Diegian,
and I LOVED watching Ken Play for the Padres #21, he was my all time favorite player, I am turly shocked at his untimely death. He will be missed very much!!
October 15, 2004
Nancy, Yvonne, Lee, Carrie, Glenn and the entire family- my deepest condolences. Ken has been a good friend for all these years, and will be missed dearly.
Our prayers are with you and your families.
Steve & Laraine
October 15, 2004
To the Caminiti Family, deepest sympathy for your loss. We enjoyed watching Ken play when in Houston and know that it is also a great loss for the game of baseball.
October 15, 2004
You werre once the great one I enjoyed watching and admiring. My heart goes out to your ex-wife and kids. Hope God found mercy on your soul. You are missed.
October 15, 2004
To the Caminiti Family

Like so many others, I am deeply saddened by Cammy's death. I am comforted by the thoughts shared here because it's important to remember his grace and how much he meant to the thousands of people whose lives he touched.
Our family bought season tickets along the third base line so we could watch Cammy play. We cheered for him at every opportunity: never louder than that last night at Qualcomm when he came back to be part of the closing festivities. The entire baseball fan base of San Diego had a love affair with our Cammy while he was here, and I like to think his years spent in San Diego were amongst his happiest.
I work with teenagers with cancer, and in 1997 we had the opportunity to meet Cammy one day at a special appearance. We gave him one of our SOMBFAB t-shirts (Some of My Best Friends Are Bald) and wrote him a letter about how much he inspired us as a group, because we knew what it was like having to do your best on I.V. fluids and Snickers bars. We could tell the letter meant something to him.
He was so genuine. Over and over you hear about the huge heart this man had and anyone who followed his career knows it.
I know I will cherish the many memories I have of Cammy forever, and I will carry him forever in my heart. He will also live on in baseball legend, and no one can take away how much he meant and how very inspiring he was to so many people: friends, family and fans alike.
One night we listened to him speak for Athletes in Action and he said, "whether I'm 0-4 or 4-4, I know God is with me." I have never forgotten that and am tremendously comforted in knowing that God's presence was in Cammy's life.
If I may humbly say, keep Cammy alive in your hearts and remember the very best that he gave all of us. To have touched the lives of so many in so many different ways is truly a beautiful legacy.
May God bless and keep you,
October 15, 2004
Ken Caminiti, What a loss. I watched
him, his entire career. I have a room dedicated to him. Collecting his memoribilia helped me get thru a tough time in my life. I mourn for
him and have his family in my prayers. Baseball will never be the same without Kenny. I remember as a
kid playing Basketball with him at
Leigh High School. Kenny we will miss you, but we WILL never forget you. You were many things to many people, may God bless you and your family
October 15, 2004

I would like to send our deepest sympathy to the Caminiti Family. My prayers are with you and hope you find comfort. I loved watching him play. I would tell my husband only get tickets on plaze level on third base side.
October 15, 2004
My daughter, Tammy was your classmate, and my son Jim was your team mate at Leigh. I enjoyed seeing you grow from just a kid to such an outstanding player and man. Just after your MVP season, you came to Los Gatos to sign autographs for the Leigh baseball program, even though you were ill with the flu. My friend Mike Volzke, who has a room in his home filled with Ken Caminiti memorabillia, took me. You didn't want to talk about you, but instead were full of questions about my family, and your old friends. You didn't seem to realize that all of us remembered every thing we had ever done with you. We were proud to say we knew you, and find out that others knew you too. We cheered for you, and we agonized over you. We will always be proud that we knew, Ken Caminiti, Big Leager. God Bless You Ken..God Bless your family....
October 15, 2004
Ken, You are now playing with the bigger leagues and other players in Heaven. You were an awesome baseball player here on earth. I loved going to see you here in San Diego. You truely gave it your all! It was a joy seeing how much of you was in the game. The "awesome" plays from your knees to flying through the air to catch a ball and for sure an "out". You were the player I thouroughly enjoyed watching. I hope your girls will someday see taped Padre baseball games of you so that they too can see what the world of baseball saw. Your love of baseball is what needs to be remebered about you. Ken Caminiti the baseball player. May you rest in Peace. My sincere sympathy to all the Caminiti Famiy. God bless, Myrna
October 15, 2004
October 15, 2004
My condolences to Ken's family & friends. I was so proud to have known Kenny and the memories I have will never be forgotten. He will be sorely missed by all.
October 15, 2004
Some players carry a team. Ken carried the city of San Diego while he played here. He will be missed.
October 15, 2004
Ken,

You were the best third baseman ever to play the game.

God bless and thank you for so many thrilling moments. You will be loved and forever remembered.

Watch over our boys from your hot corner in Heaven. I pray that you are at peace now.
October 15, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Caminiti family. He was always one of our favorites Astros. He fought hard professionally and personally. There are not words to say to replace the loss you feel. Just know that all of Houston mourns with you and he will be missed.
October 15, 2004
He made baseball history and I loved it when he and Biggio first broke into the game. That was when Davis, Scott, Cruz,Hatcher and many other greats were with the Stros. Will always think of those days with fondness. He is truly free now.
October 15, 2004
I absolutely idolized Ken Caminiti as a ballplayer. I have extremely fond memories of his outstanding play and amazing acts on the field. It was always wonderful watching him at Qualcomm stadium. Thanks for the memories and God Bless.
October 15, 2004
It's me again. I still can't believe it. WOW... what a difficult week for all of his family, friends, fans.
Thanks for sharing Ken with us. What a wonderful human being.
God's blessings go out to the Caminiti Family, my deepest condolences. We love you Ken. I was just thinking about ya.
May you rest in peace.
My mom is town and brought me some clippings from the San Diego paper. My bro-in-law collects baseball cards and is giving me a couple of you (to add to my collection :-))

JoD
October 15, 2004
CAMINITI WAS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BALL PLAYER. ALTHOUGH, HE IS NOT WITH US ANYMORE WE STILL HAVE OUR MEMORIES. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. HE WAS LOVED AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY MANY.
October 15, 2004
I remember the time my son and I went to Gallery furniture to see you and get your autograph. The line was incredibly long and it was a hot day, but you were a true gentleman and stayed to sign for everyone even though you were drenched in sweat like we all were. I have a photo of you and my boy and we will never forget you Ken.
October 15, 2004
My thoughts and prayers will be with Cammy and the Caminiti family through this tough time.I know that Cammy touched many throughout his life but I can definitely say that through my life both personally and athletically I learned a lot just through following Cammy.
October 15, 2004
Ken - you will remain the best of the best. My father played baseball and one of the many things he taught us was to recognize those who had heart. Whether it was baseball, friendship or family, you did it with HEART.

Thank you for touching all of our lives.
October 15, 2004
You were the reason my best friend at the time and I became such huge Astro fans in the early 90's and to this day have continued that devotion. You were by far the most caring, giving person I have ever come across.
There will never be another one like you on the field. You were a truly amazing athlete and human being. I pray you have finally found peace and my love and prayers go out to Nancy, your three beautiful girls and your family.
October 15, 2004
I met Ken in San Diego as a young man. I was in awe of him the whole time at dinner. How we laughed! He is at peace. My thoughts and prayers to Ken, his girls and entire family.
October 15, 2004
I was never a baseball fan until I went to my first Astro game and saw Ken. He was such an outstanding athlete. I wish I had gotten the chance to meet him. He will always be a hero in my eyes. May god bless his family, and keep him safely in his arms. YOU WERE DEEPLY LOVED AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
October 15, 2004
You were one of our family's all time favorite ballplayer. We collected baseball cards and my youngest son had a little league card of Cammy's and one of Biggio's. After one of the Astros games, we brought out those cards and Cammy went wild. He couldn't believe that my son had that card and called other players over to see it. Nancy and the girls, remember that he truly loved you and will always be there for you. He now has angels watching over you. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family - yours and the baseball world.
October 15, 2004
I will miss seeing you out at the race track in Sealy. You let me take a picture with you and my Jr dragster. I will cherish this picture forever.
October 15, 2004
Ken Caminiti is the reason I fell in love with Baseball. The first game I went to at the Astrodome, he was warming up and had such a wonderful presence about him. The fans and his fellow teammates had a great respect for him. I never had the pleasure of being introduced to him, although I did get to speak to him when he was signing autographs. I have been a great supporter of him, both during his good times and his struggles. He is truly a remarkable man and will be missed by everyone. To Nancy and your daughters, please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
October 15, 2004
Ken
It was an honor working with you and getting to know you. You will be missed by all.
Rest in Peace.
Cathi Gumpert (Dallas, Texas)
October 15, 2004
Nancy,
Although it has been several years since I have seen you, I have thought of you often. I am heartbroken over Ken's death. Our love and prayers are with you and the girls.
Lori Merced, Natalie and Orlando, Jr.
October 15, 2004
ken you played hard, you lived hard,and were loved by many.you will be missed my friend.godspeed and my condolences to your family.
October 15, 2004
My prayers are with the Caminiti family during these hard times. God is with you. It was nice to see Ken at Petco Park in San Diego for opening day. He will truly be missed! I love you Cami!
October 15, 2004
ken,
you were the best third baseman to ever play the game. you will never be forgotten.
October 15, 2004
I grew up watching cammy play,I was
so sad to hear he had pasted.my prayers are with you all.Cammy will
be missed,he was a great man.
October 15, 2004
Nancy and girls - When Ken first arrived in Houston and appeared at my baseball card shows, he displayed to me the "real Ken". Beyond his baseball skills, he had a heart of gold, he never let me down and I'll never forget him for those moments. During all the issues, my prayers have been often for the four of you. And now even more so. May God's presence be more real to you than ever and know that you are being prayed for. With love and sincerity,
October 15, 2004
I truly believe we will all remember where we were when we heard the news of Ken's passing. I attended Leigh High School and met Ken attending the games at San Jose State. After letting him know that I had attended his alma mater, he treated me as one of his own. We have heard the old saying that he would give you the shirt off his back. To me that best describes Cammy. It is amazing how many you have touched in this country from Leigh High to Texas. To the Caminiti Family: We all love you. I am sure that everyone will smile and think of Ken when they see Leigh High!
October 15, 2004
Ken, It was a real honor meeting you in La Jolla. You are a great person. Rest in Peace my friend.
October 15, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with the Caminiti family. Rest in peace Ken. You were one hellava ballplayer. I don't think we'll ever see anyone like you again. God bless you and your family.

With Sympathy,
Ed Eaton
October 15, 2004
On October 10, 2004, It was a very sad day for all who loved Cammy.

On Monday October 11, 2004 @ 6:15am my husband called and said, Sweetheart, your baby passed away. I said "NO" not my Caminiti. That day was a very sad day for me and all that loved him. It took my breath away.

Cammy has touched our hearts for many years and he will Truly be missed by many and all.

Caminiti, I wish you were here today so you can see how much you were loved.

Just look at Caminiti's face. Nancy, you and the girls put that WONDERFUL glow and smile in his heart and on his handsome face.

Our Deepest Condolences are with you Nancy, Kendall, Lindsey, Nicole and all the family and friends of "KENNETH G. CAMINITI.

Caminiti, you will never be forgotten.

God Bless you Cammy. May you rest in Peace.

The Lloyd Family :(
October 14, 2004
John 11:35 ~ Jesus wept...and now the world weeps.
October 14, 2004
4 weeks ago today I lost a beloved brother and I certainly know what your family is going through. I hope that your family & friends finds the courage & peace to carry on, and in a time like this I know that kind words certainly helps the family along. My prayers are with the family and friends. Just know now that Ken is one of God's Angels with his arms forever wrapped around you all.
IN LOVING MEMORY

God looked around his garden,
And saw an empty space.
Then he looked down here on earth,
And saw your loving face.

He put his arms around you,
And lifted you to rest.
His garden must beautiful,
Because he only picks the best.

A million times we'll miss you,
A million times we'll cry.
If love could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a special place,
No one could ever fill.

It broke our hearts to loose you,
But you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God took you home

~ Author Unknown ~

God Bless You All.
October 14, 2004
You were a spectacular player. You were a joy to watch and will be missed greatly. You spirit will always be remembered.
October 14, 2004
Nancy, the girls, and Ken's family, you are all in my daily prayers. Ken was a special person, with such a special gift. My heart goes out to everyone who Ken touched and those that loved him.
.. Eve Owens
October 14, 2004
My only sister was a big baseball fan,and Cami was one of her favorite.She got me involved in card collecting,it was our hobby.She also passed away 9yrs ago,and I miss her dearly.Cami was a darned good baseball player.To the Caminiti family,I am so sorry for you lose.Have faith in God and he will help you through these's hard times.
October 14, 2004
What a wonderful blessing the Lord gave you in "Cami"! Thank you for sharing him with us. He enriched our lives with his awesome atlethic prowess, (there was no one like him at third base) but more than his athleticism, was his kind, caring heart. He was such a good guy. My prayers are with him, you, his entire family; and may God give you consolation in knowing that now he is free and in His loving care and embrace.
October 14, 2004
i have been friends with the caminiti family since ken,s dad,uncle don,and his grandmother lived in bucktown in chicago. my heart goes out to them during this time of mourning.
October 14, 2004
So sad to hear the news may God be with the family.
October 14, 2004
I grew up with the Padres organization, and the way Ken played on the field, the heart that he showed and the guts he had, truly inspired me. He was a hero and a role model to me, and even when he left the team and things got rough, I always believed in his good heart and he was always in my thoughts and prayers. I'll miss him dearly, and he's always going to be one of my heroes and part of my family.

My deepest sympathies to his family. He touched many lives, and mine wouldn't be the same without him.

Cammy - I'll always miss you, and I'll always consider you a guardian angel. May you rest in peace - you deserve it. Thank you for everything more than you will ever know.
October 14, 2004
I always thought he was a great player, loved by many fans. He will be missed by all.
October 14, 2004
hello i sorry what happen to Ken.G. Caminiti and hey will always be in our prayers and we will be praying for the caminite family.
October 14, 2004
Ken Caminiti was one of my best friends. I had the pleasure of knowing him for 13 years, through his ups and downs. He was one of the nicest people I have ever known, with one of the biggest hearts. He loved his family so much! His three little girls were his world, and my heart goes out to them. I honestly think he is in a better place now, in better hands. It's a shame though that his life ended so early. You will definitely be missed Ken, especially in my heart!!!
October 14, 2004
I'm very shocked to hear of the death of a great baseball player. My heart and prayers go out to the Caminiti Family and those who were close to him.
October 14, 2004
I am a chauffeur here in Houston, and only got to Ken by driving him around to the airport. I will never forget the first time he got in the car with me, he was very shocked to see a female chauffeur, but he was by far the funniest, and most personable sports figure I have ever met. We always laughed and cut-up all the way to the airport. He told me about how much he loved Nancy and the girls, and about his second love of drag racing. I never got to go watch him, but now I regret not making time to go. Ken will be missed by all and always remain in my heart. God be with all of his family and close friends.
October 14, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with the Caminiti family. I was blessed to have met Ken a few times. I believe he has now found peace.
God Bless.
October 14, 2004
my prayers are with you.god bless and stay close to JESUS
October 14, 2004
My thoughts are with the Caminiti family. I have just suffered a loss my self and my prayers are with your family.
October 14, 2004
I would like send my condolences
to the Caminiti family on the passing of this beloved player who
will be miss by all .played for a
few teams.the last time i saw Mr.
Caminiti play for San Diego that was
october 1996 and saw what a outstanding player. i wanted to cry
when my brother told me the news
that Caminiti was dead.Ken Caminiti
was the Padres Best 3rd baseman ever
Rest in Peace Ken.and god Bless the
Caminiti Family

David Morales(Murrieta,Ca)
DavMig87@hotm ail.com
October 14, 2004
We are going to miss seeing you on the baseball field. Be at peace and know that your family will see you again.
October 14, 2004
He was my idol since I was twelve when I first saw him make a diving play and gun the runner out from his knees in 1987. I was a third baseman too, I'm 29 now. I strived to be like Cami. He will be missed by many. I wish he would have known how many people cared about and loved him.

May God bless his family and those close to him.
October 14, 2004
To the Caminiti family,

There are no words that can possibly comfort the amount of greif and sorrow that you are expierencing. Just know that you and Cami are in our thoughts and prayers, and that Houston loves you! The Astros are lucky they have an angel on their side.

Our Deepest Sympathy,

Juan and Laura
Cortez
October 14, 2004
Ken was a great third baseman and solid switch hitter and he will be truley missed. I followed his entire MLB career and Identified with him in his struggles with substance abuse and this really hits home because this could very easily have been me. You will be missed by alot of people but now your in peace and with God.
October 14, 2004
I was never a baseball fan, and as much as I hate to admit it, I didn't know who Ken Caminiti was. Three years ago my daughter Korrina started kindergarten and she mentioned that one of her little friends was named Nicole Caminiti. My husband said, "that must be Ken Caminiti's daughter". You don't hear this last name very often..Well, it was indeed his little girl. So, from then on, I pretty much stayed in tune with what was going on in his life by either reading articles in the paper or watching news about him on TV. Both my family and I were very sad when we heard of the news. From all the news I've heard these past couple of days, I've discovered that Mr. Caminiti was a good person and a great father to his three daughters. He will certainly be missed. My prayers are with the Caminiti family.
October 14, 2004
Our family's Prayers are with you.
Elizondo, Gonzales, Sustaita, Salcido families.
October 14, 2004
Very fitting for Cami to pass the same day as Christopher Reeve. Cami was baseball's Superman. Thanks for the memories from the 96 and 98 Padres. I will never forget his huge swing and the seemingly weightless way he played third base. So sad... too soon.
October 14, 2004
Ken was a class act when he played for the Braves, as I am sure he was with all the other teams he played for. He will be missed!
October 14, 2004
Man, I am still in shock. Cammy was and still is the greatest ever. I lived in San Diego from 1985-2001 and the years Cammy was with the PADS was the best ever. My wife owns a Leather Shop (bikers stuff) and we have 2 posters of Cammy on Harleys hanging in the store. They will always be there. Ride free brother. You will never be forgotten.
October 14, 2004
I have been a fan of Ken Caminiti's since his first season with the Houston Astros in 1987. I had the honor of seeing him play in several games each year. Even when he played for the Padres, Rangers and Braves, I made sure that I was there to cheer him on each time I could.

Anyone who knows me knows what a big Caminiti fan I have been all of these years, even now 17 years later I am still a huge Caminiti fan. Monday was a very hard day for me as the last few days have been, I feel like I have lost a friend.

Ken was not only an amazing third baseman, but an amazing man. You could always tell from the smile on his face that he loved the game. His fans meant the world to him and as a fan of his I always felt priveleged when I would see him take time out of his schedule to do something for the community.

The way he could get that ball from third to first in a matter of seconds was the most amazing thing on a baseball field.

To his daughters, I hope that you know what a wonderful man your father was and what an amazing and respected ballplayer he will always be to everyone that had the honor of seeing him.

To his family I will continue to pray for you at this difficult time in your life. The mourning process is a difficult one, but I hope with all of the wonderful things that are being said in this guest book, that you realize how wonderful and amazing Ken was to all of us.

Thank you for sharing him with us.

God Bless You!
October 14, 2004
My sincerest Sympathy To the Caminiti Family.
October 14, 2004
You are really missed big guy.
"GO ASTROS...may they go all the way this year for you Cammy!"
~Travis Skaggs
October 14, 2004
My deepest condolences to the Caminiti family, I'm a native Houstonian and I'm in San Diego in the Navy but I always considered Cami a Houston Astros.My regards to you and all your family.
October 14, 2004
Ken, will always be "the man" who played each game like it was going to be his last game to play. Never did he hold back are give up in a game. you just know when he comes out on the field "its time to play ball". Ken you have the very best seat in the park now.
We send are love to your kids, and family.
Mike/HOU
October 14, 2004
I was so sadden when I heard the sad news. He will be missed so much. May God Bless you and your family .
October 14, 2004
We are all so saddened by Cammy's sudden passing, but so blessed that he touched the city of Houston and so many others with his intense talent. God bless the family, especially his three daughters.
October 14, 2004
One hell of a player and an awesome guy to get to know.I loved watching you play baseball.
October 14, 2004
Cami!! I can't even describe the heartache I felt knowing you were no longer here on this earth. You were my man and one of the reasons I watched baseball. Not only were you awesome on the field you were the hottest, cutest player! I have great memories and many pics and I just want to say you will be greatly missed. My condolences to your lovely daughters and family!
October 14, 2004
It is a shame to hear how someone with such a zest for life can be taken away from us so early. He was a proud man with a family that loved & supported him throughout his struggles. He also had a baseball family that will miss him dearly.
October 14, 2004
To Cami's family and friends,

I am very sad for your loss. When I heard the news I started crying; like many other fans he was my all time favorite 3rd baseman in all of baseball. I grew up watching Cami play for the 'Stros, and he was an amazing athelete. From what I've read I understand he was also an outstanding person. I hope some of these messages help comfort your loss.
October 14, 2004
Our prayers go out to the Caminiti Family. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Happy Moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.
October 14, 2004
Thank you for being a beautiful and loving father. You have given so many people memories of your baseball career and were looking forward to working in baseball again. Houston has truly lost someone that cared about this town and your spirit will live on in us. I am a huge fan of the Astros and enjoyed watching you along with Bagwell and Biggio. You seemed inseparable and always got a kick out of you. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies for your loss. Keep Cammy in your heart and he will always be with you. God Bless.
Jane Wheelock and Family.
October 14, 2004
I want to say that Ken was one of Houstons icons he will be greatly missed. But never forgotten Ken will be in houstonins minds forever. As one of the best Astros that played the game My family and I send our deepest condolences.
October 14, 2004
Whow! Cammy was my baseball hero from the first time I ever saw him play, he was the greatest. Then I was driving in Baytown, had a blow out and was just sitting on the side of the road and when low and behold a guy, baseball cap and all came up and offered to fix my flat. As he was digging my tire and jack out of the trunk of the car I realized this was my baseball hero, Cammy. He fixed my flat, and we talked and he was seemed to be a really kind and sensitive person. He bragged about his daughter's names being tatooed on his chest, what a dad, and now they will be with him forever. May god bless the Caminiti Family, a sad day, a tremendous loss to the sports world, a great athelete in baseball heaven.
PJ
Baytown, Texas
October 14, 2004
Our family offers our deepest condolences for Ken's daughters & family. Our prayers are with you !
Ken, you will be deeply missed by many. You are in a much better place. We love you always,
Deeya & Mike Tobeck family
October 14, 2004
My deepest condolences to the family of Ken Caminiti. He was my favorite ball player of all time and I loved watching him play. I got a chance to meet him twice, and each time he was extremely kind, respectful and generous with his time. I am so sorry for your loss.
October 14, 2004
To Ken's family,

It's hard to see such a vibrant person seemingly cut short in life. His incredible athletic ability has been an inspiration to so many children and people around the entire world, and baseball makes the world better because it brings us together to compete in friendship. Even in the strongest rivalry.

Our prayers are with you,
October 14, 2004
I met Ken years ago after he graduated from Leigh HS in San Jose. I competed against Ken when he was at SJCC and SJSU. He was a fierce competitor and his passion for the game was unmatched, you were one of a kind. You will be missed.
October 14, 2004
Cammy will always be an Astro and a huge part of the Houston Astro franchise. Very seldom do such complete baseball players come along; he was the ultimate "gamer". All baseball and Astro fans are deeply saddened by his untimely death.

I remember, vividly, a picture carried in a Fort Bend paper of Cammy taking his girls to school. It is very apparent he loved Nancy and his girls to the fullest. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, the girls and all of his family. May our Lord give you a peace and comfort and wrap you in His love.

Remember, fans will ALWAYS remember him as a great baseball player, husband and father.
October 14, 2004
The Beatles said it best:

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.

God bless.
October 14, 2004
MY SON AND I WAS AT THE TABLE LOOKING AT T.V. AND THE NEWS CAME ON ABOUT CAMI.IT WAS HARD TO LISTEN TO THE NEWS, BUT WE DID.WE KNOW WHAT THE FAMILY IS GOING THOUGH AT THIS TIME. OUR PRAYES ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,CUP-CAKE AND ASHTON WARE.
October 14, 2004
I hope that his family remembers on all of his good qualities and not remember his bad ones; we are all human, and none of us are perfect. Be strong and be safe.
October 14, 2004
I've always considered myself lucky to have been in the stands the day that Ken played his first game as a Houston Astro. From that day forward, he was one of my all-time favorites. Even when times were tough for him, professionally or personally, my faith and respect for him never wavered.

In life, I never had the opportunity to meet this great man, but I hope that one day I'll get to in Heaven.

Cammy .. your smile will continue to shine bright and your heart will beat forever in the memories of your family, friends, and many fans. We'll miss you, but we'll never forget.
October 14, 2004
Never before or since have I seen a better third baseman. Every time someone might have made a play at third, we always say 'Cami would have had it'.I have missed you since you left the Astros and am missing you more now . I pray you are at peace now Cami. From my family to yours we pray for them.
October 14, 2004
There will never be another to take your place.
October 14, 2004
I am really feeling the loss of Cammy, and my heart hurts for his girls. I will continue to pray for Ken's family and friends. He was my hero. I'll miss you, Cammy!
October 14, 2004
CAMMY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE PLAYER. YOUR MEMORIES WILL ALWAYS REMAIN IN MY HEART. I WILL MISS YOU CAMMY. LOVE YOUR FAVORITE FAN. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.
October 14, 2004
My condolences to Nancy and the Girls, I met Ken when he was with the Astros in 89. We became friends and Hunting Buddies. I was Blessed to be able to call him a friend. He will greatly be missed.

Rob Savage
October 14, 2004
Ken, you will always be my hero! I, as so many of your fans out there, loved and respected you. You were a good man who gave so much to others and a great athlete who gave his all to the game. You will be sorely missed. To his family, you're in my thoughts. I feel your loss and I will be praying for you. Rest in peace, Cammy. You were too beautiful for this world.
October 14, 2004
I met Ken in the spring of 1992 in Chicago. We had remained friends. Ken was a man of humility and humbleness. He helped me through my cancer as I was his friend through his many highs and lows. Thank you for all the baseball tickets,Ken, to watch your extraordinary talent as the best ballplayer in person! Your genuine kindness.I will forever love you, Ken. You have forever changed my life. God speed, my friend. Many have a heavy heart these days. May you now rest in peace. My sincere condolences to your young daughters and your family.
Patricia A. Paul
October 14, 2004
To Nancy and family, I am so sorry about Ken.I knew him from HS played
football with him. He is with God and playing for his team.God bless
October 14, 2004
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. YOUR HUSBAND, SON AND FATHER WAS QUITE A YOUNG MAN-A VERY SPECIAL MAN. NOW HE HAS ETERNAL PEACE AND I AM HAPPY FOR HIM. HE DESERVES TO BE REMEMBERED AS THE KINDHEARTED GIVING MAN HE WAS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
October 14, 2004
we miss you
October 14, 2004
I went to Leigh Highschool my freshman year while Ken was a senior. Thru my older brother (Ken Z.) I met several people I might not have otherwise and Ken C. was one of those people. All of us freshmen were in awe of Ken C. & knew even back then he would go pro!My deepest sympathies to his family & friends. John 3-16
October 14, 2004
October 14, 2004
I loved the way he played for the Padres day in day out. I was there many night in Qualcom to see his heroics. The 1996 season was very special. His play that year was second to none. He even ended that season with 2 HR in the final playoff game we lost to the Cardinals. I will always remember this special player.
October 14, 2004
In Colossians 3:23, St. Paul tells
us "In whatsoever you do, do it heartily" and Cammy certainly did
that. His passion for the game of
baseball was legendary! My prayers
are with his family, friends, and
former team mates during this
difficult time.
October 14, 2004
You are still one of my favorite players. Hit one out in heaven for me, Cammy.
October 14, 2004
My deepest sympathy to the family. the people here in kissimmee, will miss him he played for the osceola astros in 1985.
October 14, 2004
To the family, wife and the girls most importantly. Never question your father's love for you. Some of us are blessed to live less complicated lives and for some they have to bear the burden of illness. This does not mean that your father loved you any less it simply means he was in a place that seperated him from himself and you. Every child is a gift from God. I know he treasured you all. I can see that by the gleam of his eyes. That kind of joy comes with a life that is fullfilled. Remember him alway as your hero, your Dad and be proud. Look at what a wonderful contributions he gave to the world. I'm not refering to baseball or fame. Through the grace of God and with your mother he created YOU! Each of you are unique special and each a legacy. May God rest head on your pillow and grant you his love and peace is my prayer.
October 14, 2004
I met Ken a few times @ Tech Auto. I never saw him without a wide grin. He was nice and had a good sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. May God Bless Him & hold him near. My thoughts & Prayers are with his Family, Friends & team mates.
October 14, 2004
My symphathy and prayers go out to Ken Caminiti's family at this difficult time. Love and prayers debbie wiseman
October 14, 2004
Lee & Yvonne,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have spent many hours in prayer for Ken over the past four years. I am sorry for not visiting, but I had issues to deal with. Please know that I have thought of you often and truly love you as I love Ken. I will contact you soon. I lost my dad three weeks ago and now to know that Ken is gone and we will not be able to re-gain our friendship hurts deeply. To lose a son must be more painful than I can imagine. I know of one thing: Ken loved his mom and dad a whole lot. You are wonderfully warm people and I will pray that you will be able to laugh and smile about Ken's life more than you will cry about his loss...
October 13, 2004
I was so saddened to hear of Ken's passing. The loss of a father and husband. And to his parents the loss of a son. My prayers are with you all. I enjoyed watching Ken play ball here in San Diego, with the padres. He was my favorite player.
October 13, 2004
Nancy,Kendall,Lindsey,and Nicole,
After reading the large number of entries in this book I hope you are proud of your Cami. He was the greatest third baseman ever. I can remember my mom (huge Astros fan)talking about how great he was. All of Houston loved your dad. To many people he is a legend and a hero but to you he was just "dad". That is the way Lindsey put it many times when others asked about her dad. My daughter Sarah will never forget the Limo ride, build-a-bear and things he did that day to make them laugh. She also has been touched, as many have, by his generousity and kindness.Your dad will be greatly missed by so many. You girls live your life like he played ball and give it all you've got and then some. I am praying for you everyday and I am praying God will bless you with many wonderful, rich momories of your dad. We love you and will continue to pray for you during this difficult time. Think about the good times and laugh!!!
October 13, 2004
When I met Ken in 1989, he seemed to be a cool guy with a bright future. Any friend of Brian Moses is going to have good qualities, and Ken did. It was a pleasure to watch him succeed.

May the Good Lord shine a light on you, Ken. And to Nancy, the girls and his family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely,
October 13, 2004
Ken Caminiti was one of our favorite all-time Padres. My son and I regularly attended Padres games while living in San Diego and truly loved Caminiti's love of the game and amazing skill. One instance after a game while waiting in the parking lot, Caminiti drove out in his white Mercedes and stopped and signed my son's baseball glove -- a day my son will remember forever. May God bless his family and friends during this very difficult time.
October 13, 2004
Gods Speed Ken!!! The fans of Spring Loves You and Your Family. Please be sure the girls grow up knowing just how Special Their Dad was to all of US. I'm sure we will all have a chance to play ball again.
October 13, 2004
Our prayers are with all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Kind Regards,
Kendra, Bart, Addakin, Payson, & Jaden
October 13, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this hard time. Rest assurred that Cammy is resting peacefully now and will watch over all of you with the guidance that only a great person can. God bless, Ken.
October 13, 2004
My condolences to the family in your sadness. I pray for strength.
Jenny
HOUSTON FAN
October 13, 2004
If "Cammy" had the slightest idea of what an inspiration he was to so many lives, he would truly be amazed. I only hope he realized that he truly touched us all.

May you be at peace now, Ken. God be with your family and friends.
October 13, 2004
Our prayers are with the Ken Caminiti family. May the Lord give you comfort in this time of your sorrow. God Bless you all.
October 13, 2004
Our deepest sympathy to the family.
October 13, 2004
For six years our family lived around the corner from Kenny on Cordoy Lane. What an athlete he was even as a young boy. He could do anything. We knew he would one day be a professional athlete. It was no surprise at all to see his accomplishments over the years. We express our sincere sympathy to his wife and daughters and his parents and siblings. Pat & Ellen Warren
October 13, 2004
To The Caminiti Family:
I am deeply saddened by your loss. I know for sure he has fans in Heaven...my husband Billy is one. Thank you for sharing Ken with us.
God Bless,
Brenda Rodgers
October 13, 2004
God's blessings go out to the Caminiti Family, my deepest condolences.
October 13, 2004
My deepest sympathy to all of Ken's family and friends. I was a BIG fan of Ken's. It is a great loss to Houston and all of baseball. Ken Caminiti will always be an Astro in my heart. He was one of the greats! I loved to watch him play ball. Please know that Ken and his family are in our prayers, here in Houston.
Kathleen
October 13, 2004
to all of ken's family and friends-my thoughts are with u. i was called claudiniti after ken, due to our similar plays made from the knees across the diamond. he lives through us now and our memories.
October 13, 2004
What a baseball God Ken was! I remember the season he won National League MVP, the entire town was buzzing with excitement about Ken. We finally got our NL MVP!

When I heard the news of Ken's passing Sunday night, I cried. He has always been and will always be my favorite baseball player.

Thank you Ken, for the excitement you brought to the Padres and San Diego those few seasons you were with us. May your soul finally rest in peace.
October 13, 2004
MR.& MRS. CAMINITI, GLENN AND CARI

MY FAMILY IS SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. KEN WAS A FRIEND AND AN INSPRIRATION. I WAS SO PROUD OF ALL OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND I NEW HOW HARD HE WORKED TO GET THERE.HE WAS A HERO TO MY SON AND HE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER KEN "THE BIG GUY WITH THE GOTEE" THAT LET HIM IN THE LOCKER ROOM AT AN A's GAME AND EVEN ON THE FIELD", BUT HE ALSO REMEMBERS THE GENTLE KEN THAT RESTLED WITH HIM ON THE CARPET AT A FRIENDS CHRISTMAS PARTY. KEN WAS A HERO IN THE EYES OF MY SON. I WILL REMEMBER DUCK HUNTING TRIPS AND THE LAUGHS.KEN WENT FROM BEING MY FRIENDS "LITTLE BROTHER" TO BEING "MY FRIEND". KEN WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND IN MY THOUGHTS. I AM THANKFULL FOR THE TIME I WAS ABLE TO SPEND WITH KEN AND IAM PROUD TO CALL HIM MY FRIEND.
October 13, 2004
GODS SPEED CAMMY!!! HOUSTON LOVES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!
October 13, 2004
Ken brought plenty of excitement to the Astrodome..My deepest sympathy to his family and teammates..He is at peace..
October 13, 2004
We will say goodby to a great man. He may be gone in body but his spirit will live on forever. It was a shock to hear of his passing. His family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers. We will surely miss this great man. Now God needs him more than us.
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti Family:
You are in our prayers. Ken was always a favorite of ours. He was an awesome baseball player with a contagious smile. God bless you all at this very sad time.
October 13, 2004
He was a favorite in San Diego. He will be truly missed by many. Ken Caminiti will be in our hearts, always.
October 13, 2004
Great player saw him play in san diego whilst on holiday from england . thoughts to his family

baseball fan england uk
October 13, 2004
Cammy is on third base in heaven playing his heart out and totally pain-free.
Deepest sympathy to his family.
October 13, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Caminiti family at this sad time in your lives. We will always remember when Ken first came to play ball with the Astros in 1987 and also his many accomplishments.

Margaret Mika
Jason Mika
October 13, 2004
He's going to be missed very much by alot of us! What a super nice guy @ friend to me. It was great to have played football,baseball with him in high school he wore #21 that was his number! I am dedicating the rest of our season to Ken and the spring season next year in the San Diego Adult Basseball League 28-AA Tigers.I'll miss you very much Ken, your friend Todd.
October 13, 2004
My prayers are with you and your family. We "Texans" hold a special place in our hearts for you and will for a long time to come. I will miss seeing you around town ridin' your bike! You will always be an "Astro" to us here in H-Town!
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti family,
I am deeply saddened of the news of Kens passing. I grew up in San Diego and loved going to the Padre games to see him play. He was the ultimate in baseball players and a fantastic guy as well. His legacy will live on in all our hearts. To the girls, know that your daddy loves you and always remember him as he is watching down on you. My heart is heavy...Rest in peace Cami, may your demons now be gone!
Hugs from one of your biggest fans!!!I will never forget you!!!
October 13, 2004
I am still shocked to hear of Ken Caminiti's death. My son and I enjoyed watching him play in San Diego. He will be truly missed. Seth and I send our condolences to the Caminiti family.
October 13, 2004
I am devastated by the tragic loss of Cami. He was the reason I became such a Padres fan,and I loved going to see them play. He was one helluva 3rd baseman! He was my "man".
My heartfelt sympathies go to his family and his former team mates/friends. Cami will greatly be missed and he will always be in my heart.
God Bless you, Ken!
October 13, 2004
I alway thought baseball was boring until I saw Ken play. I know he is at peace now. I will continue to pray for his family.
October 13, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Caminiti family, and all his friends. We are praying for all who loved him to have comfort, peace, and strength as you face the days ahead. May you find comfort in knowing that people all over the US are lifting you up in prayer.
What a joy it has been to watch him play as an Astro, and how sad we were when he became a Padre! There will never be another 3rd baseman like Ken Caminiti.
October 13, 2004
Unbelivable player and a great man. I remember when he first started playing fir the Astros I fell in love with the game. I am still a great fan. I am sure that everyone will always remember him.
October 13, 2004
I have always been a fan. And will continue to be your fan Ken will be greatly missed.
October 13, 2004
Mr. Cam,
What a life you lived! Sorry I never got to meet you in person but know you and your family are exceptional people. I enjoyed watching you on the field and what a great athlete. My thoughts and prayers go out to the cherished ones in your life. May your wife and daughters you left behind remember you as a extraordinary, affectionate, compassionate farther and husband I’m sure you were. May God bless your family and loved ones. You will always be in thoughts and prayers.
October 13, 2004
I was and still in shock to hear the bad news that occured over the weekend.My prayers go out to the Caminiti family. Keep your head up and memories alive just the way he would have wanted from all of us..Ken you will be greatly missed!!always my #1 astro...
Angels(caminiti)in the Field
October 13, 2004
Cammy, even though I haven't seen you in years, you have remained one of my favorites! My heart goes out to entire Caminiti family. You are all in my prayers!
October 13, 2004
I'm so sorry that I didn't write this letter to Ken Caminiti while he was still with us.I wanted him to know that I thought he was one of the most honorable men I had ever had the pleasure to meet. I only hope that he had some idea of how much pride and joyousness he brought to the people of San Diego.I will "Keep the Faith" as he taught us and will continue to hold him in my memory as one of the greatest leader of men that I have ever met. My sincerest condolences to his family...how devastating it will be to continue without him in your lives. May the angels in Heaven give him comfort and may the Lord grant you all peace.
October 13, 2004
My prayers go out to the Caminiti family. I am so sorry for your loss. I believe Kenny is in a better place now. I know it is hard thinking of life without him, remember he is now with God and he will always be with you. God Bless all of you.
October 13, 2004
My prayers go out to the Caminiti family. Ken will always be forever in my prayers.
October 13, 2004
We can remember watching Caminiti, Biggio and Bagwell when they all came to the Astros and truly enjoyed watching them play together. It is hard to believe that one of the 3 are gone. May God Bless Nancy, their precious daughters and the entire family.
October 13, 2004
Electrifying, intense, gritty, powerful, magical; a true motivating force in the game of baseball.
You will be missed.
God Bless.
October 13, 2004
I was stunned to hear of Cammy's passing. I have always kept him in my prayers and will continue to do so. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to his family. We all loved him very much.

Obregon Family
October 13, 2004
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Caminiti family, his friends and former teammates. His soul was restless and now it is at peace.
October 13, 2004
From one baseball fan to many others May God Bless His Love ones.
October 13, 2004
The world lost two "Supermen" on the same day (Ken Caminiti and Chris Reeve). We looked upon them as being invincible. Their work made us believe that anything was possible and dazzled us with their feats of wonder. Such a huge loss of two beautiful men. They have touched our lives and will live on forever in our hearts. Our thanks and our love always.....
October 13, 2004
I will never forget the '96 Padres. The entire city loved him and still does. He will be missed, a very sad loss.
October 13, 2004
May God Bless all of the family in their loss. May peace finally be with Cami.
October 13, 2004
AFTER MEETING YOU IN TEXAS I THOUGHT I COULD HELP YOU BUT I JUST COULDNT. I WANTED YOU TO FIND PEACE FOR YOU AND NANCY AND THE GIRLS I KNOW HOW MUCH THEY MEANT TO YOU I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING I COULD HAVE DONE. I HOPE YOU FIND PEACE AND THAT YOU WILL NOW ,ALWAYS WATCH OVER THEM I WILL MISS YOU MY FRIEND ALWAYS LA
October 13, 2004
Go to the Cross, Christ will meet you there.Our prayers are with you and your family.
October 13, 2004
With deepest sympathy. Your family is in our prayers. I loved watching Cammy play. He gave it his all, all the time. He will be missed.
October 13, 2004
Deepest sympathy to all family members and friends. Ken probably never knew how many people prayed for him and that he would conquer his demons and live a happy life.
October 13, 2004
To the Caminti Family,
I know how hard it is to loose someone you love so close. I recently lost my father he was 44. The only way I make it through the day is think of all of the wonderful memories we shared. It always puts a smile on my face. I was fortunate to meet Caminiti at Memorial City Mall. He was very friendly.I know it is hard but looking at all of the entries show how many lives he has touched.
October 13, 2004
YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. OUR PRAYSARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS
October 13, 2004
My heart goes out to the Caminiti family, especially his girls. Ken was always my favorite ball player and will always be an Astro to me. MLB has suffered a tremendous loss. You will be truly missed. May you find peace with God.
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti Family,
You have no idea how much your family has meant to the neighborhood and community here in San Jose. Thank you for your friendships and involvement in so many people's lives. I am saddened by the sudden loss of Ken as our families have endured some pretty big losses in the past few years. Your family along with Nancy & the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
October 13, 2004
To Kenny:
I remember when me and Eric would go over to your house almost everyday, and we'd take you baseball's and gloves and hats, and ask you to get some of the guys on the teams to sign them. You were the guy who grew up right next door to me and my cousin's on Cordell. We hung out in your truck with the massive stereo system and playstation hooked up in the back. We went into your parents house and looked at all of their stuff, giant tv's the bar, the pool, and hoped that one day we could have all that you did. You are a part of our family Kenny and we love you and are going to miss you very much. Tell my Uncle Alex I said hi when you get up there man, you know he really loved you a lot too. So you two take care of eachother while you're up there. And make sure none of us get into trouble down here. Love you Kenny.
To the Caminiti's: Glen, Mr. and Mrs. Camniniti you were some of the greatest people I have ever met in my life time. The nicest warmest more kind hearted people I know to this day. You raised the boys right next door from my Aunt Rosie and Uncle Reyes house, it was such an honor and a priviledge getting to know you. God Bless you and keep you firmly in his grasp always. Love The Aki's,The Lavarico's, and The Noriega's
October 13, 2004
WERE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS... CAMINITI WAS A GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER HE WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED.
October 13, 2004
Such a great athlete; he never gave up. The 1996 MVP season was pure magic for the fans. It's a tragedy that he died before he could turn his life back around. My sympathy to his wife and children - I hope that knowing how much he was loved will be a comfort to you.
October 13, 2004
I had the honor of meeting Ken Caminiti when he took a picture with my 10 year old son, Nick along with Jeff Bagwell in the Astrodome over home plate in 1997, it was a gift my son received at a Charity Auction for KidCare, Ken and Jeff took the time before the San Diego-Astros game to do this for Nick and although he is an adult now he still has a door size picture of them and will never forget the kindness they showed him that Saturday.
Our thoughts and prayers go to his children and family and friends.

Theresa Hackney
Nicholas Puckett
October 13, 2004
It is still hard to believe that Ken is gone. I so enjoyed watching him play with the Astros. He will be missed by many of us.
October 13, 2004
My payers go out to the Caminiti family and Ken's fans. He will be missed greatly.
October 13, 2004
I know Ken has found the peace and rest he has always been looking for. Now I hope all those he left behind can find some, too. God Bless Ken and his family and friends.
October 13, 2004
I knew Ken through a friend and really had a first hand look at his sadness and pain but also got to see a soft, sincere, and innocent child - like side too. She always spoke of his girls and how much he loved them and the admiration and respect he had for Nancy. My heart goes out for my old friend today, who knew his dark side and sweet side as well and for sharing that with me and for his family members and friends. Each of us should learn a valuable lesson regarding the life he lived and the child-like innoncence Ken had too!
God bless.
October 13, 2004
I am SO sad. The world of baseball has lost a friend. The 'Stros were lucky twice to have Caminiti. Thank you. God bless the family and friends of Ken Caminiti.
October 13, 2004
You were a hero in San Diego, and you will not be forgotten. You life ended too soon but memories of you will remain with us forever. May God embrase you and give you peace and cherish your sole in eternity.
October 13, 2004
God Bless your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Please remember God is so good and he takes away all pain in Heaven!
October 13, 2004
My heart goes out to the Caminti family and all of Ken's familyand friends. The MLB has suffered a tremendous loss.
October 13, 2004
May God bless and be with the family and friends during this time of sorrow.
October 13, 2004
CAMMY how much you will be missed, My thoughts and prayers are with your WHOLE family at this time. I just remember the day I found out you were coming to ATL, I grew up in Texas and loved watching you there and when I moved to Alabama all I could do was watch on TV and when the Stro's visited ATL, and how joyful I was when you were coming much closer, I will NEVER for get the BEST 3rd baseman EVER!!!!!
October 13, 2004
Our prayers are with you and your daughters.Our deepest Condolences to Ken's entire family.God Bless You

The Soliz Family(Houston,Texas)
Manuel, Martha, Manuel & Ryan
October 13, 2004
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Caminiti family. Ken is the only person that I've known that truly followed their dreams. I remember in high school, he always said that one day he would play Major League Baseball, and he did! Some of my fondest memories are keeping stats for the Leigh High Baseball Team when Ken played ball. It has been a privlege to know Ken.
October 13, 2004
My thought and prayers go out to the entire Caminit family. Even though I did not know you Ken personally, I certainly felt like I did because I always kept up with you in baseball. You gave your entire heart and soul to baseball and for that, baseball is going to have a very large empty space. You were loved by so many of us and thank you for all your contributions both on and off the baseball field. God bless you and rest in peace - free of all those horrible demons now. It is a very sad day in the sports field not having you but THANKS for the great moments.
October 13, 2004
Condolences go out to the family and friends of Ken Caminiti. I am a fan of baseball and of Ken. Although I did not know him personally, I was sad when I heard the news of his passing because I felt like I knew him as I followed him through his career. May he rest in peace.
October 13, 2004
I remember watching him play on tv. He was my favorite player. I played first base in softball. He was most definitely an inspiration to me. There is no doubt in my mind that he has found a team of Angels in heaven to play baseball with. I really believe that Ken will be watching over his family and the Astros. The Astros will definitley go all the way for Ken. We love you Ken, and we will miss you dearly.
Sincerely, Kristen Franks
Houston, Texas
October 13, 2004
My heart goes out to you and your family. May God Bless your family today and everyday. In 1998 I couldnt think of a email address I liked sunflowers I looked at his picture of him on his Harley in my living room it had MVP on it. Thats how I got it.
October 13, 2004
I grow up watching Caminiti playing ball for the Astros and was in great shock when I heard the news. I extend his family and friends many condolences and prayers.
October 13, 2004
I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a beautiful person. We loved and appreciated him so much as a member of the Astros family. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
October 13, 2004
IT IS A SAD TIME WHEN YOU LOSE SOMEONE SO YOUNG AND SO DEAR. I AM A GRANDMOTHER OF THREE YOUNG GIRLS. TO ME THAT IS THE SADDEST THING ABOUT KEN'S DEATH. I HOPE THE FAMILY WILL SEE TO IT THAT HIS PRECIOUS DAUGHTERS NEVER FORGET THEIR DADDY.
October 13, 2004
Monday morning as I was waking up to a new day I heard the news about "Cami" and it broke my heart. I ran to tell my husband and we both just cried! We watched you play for the Padres and we have continued to keep up with your career and life... you will be missed by many and loved forever. God Bless You and keep you forever in HIS care... Cheryl Wall
October 13, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I had the honor of watching him play, he was awesome. I pray that the happy times will see you through this time of sadness. May God Bless you and your daughters and also the rest of the Caminiti family.
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti Family, Friends & Fans

Ken will always be one of the all time greats. He will be greatly missed.

Our Sincerest and Deepest Sympathy
October 13, 2004
Best Wishes to the Caminiti Family. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Caminiti is Houston Astros' ANGEL IN THE OUTFIELD!
October 13, 2004
TO THE CAMINITI FAMILY,
OUR PRAYERS AND BLESSING'S ARE WITH EACH OF YOU.
HE HAS FOUND HIS WAY HOME.
THE ARRIOLA'S
JIMMY & JACKIE
HOUSTON, TEXAS
October 13, 2004
Dearest Caminiti Family,
As a former acquaintance of Ken's, and an athlete, I am crushed at the news of his passing. As a fan of baseball, i will miss his insight into the game, and as an admirer of Ken, I will miss his spirit. I feel blessed to have met him and will always have fond memories of his playing ability and generosity. May God Bless you all.
October 13, 2004
What an arm! What a heart! Cammy, you could gun it like no other. Rest in eternal peace. God's blessings and peace to those left to mourn your loss.
October 13, 2004
What a tragic loss of LIFE! My heart goes out to the girls and to Nancy. He loved you all dearly!

Thanks for the memories, Ken. You will always be "The Man!"
October 13, 2004
My deepest sympathies to the Caminiti Family and Friends. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Lean on the strength of the Lord and you will find peace and comfort.
God Bless you all.
October 13, 2004
God breaks our hearts to prove to us HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST!!! Be with our guys Ken! Help give them the strength to win!
October 13, 2004
What made you so special was that my admiration of you in baseball transcended in admiration of you as a person...solidifying the meaning of hero. Many San Diegans don't know of this journal...but they are deeply moved by your passing, especially the Padre organization. Alas, you are in no further pain, you have no demons to struggle and wrangle with...the only victims here are us, and most importantly, your daughters…they will be deeply wounded, knowing daddy is not coming to pick them up form school...Thank you for the good times and your spark for making me a baseball fan. You were a prodigal.
October 13, 2004
i would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of mr. Ken Caminiti. he was an amazing athelete and a good hearted person. his charisma on the field was breathtaking and he will be greatly missed. may God be with the family and friends.he was a asset on and off the field and he will forever be in our hearts.
October 13, 2004
We first met Kenny when he was 11 years old. He would walk by my house on his way to Lone Hill Park always carrying his bat and glove. He would stop so I could give him a cookie and he told me then that he would love to teach my little son baseball one day. He was so dedicated to that promise, he made sure he would remind me every day. I told him that would be wonderful, but since my son was only 18 months, it will be awhile before he could play. Kenny told me he would wait.

He was a truly wonderful, giving young man. So concerned about others at such a young age.

It was also evident the way he played the game. He would give more than 100% and never complain. He told me in 1998 that his fondest wish was to wear the uniform of the San Francisco Giants and asked me if we would come and watch him play. I told him he didn't even need to ask that question. He inspired so many to push beyond their preceived capabilities.

Nancy, Kendall, Lindsey and Nicole, this man was so special to all of us. I will remember that little boy from Cordoy Lane who grew up to be a wonferful husband, father and athlete. I will remember his shy smile when I would give him his cookies and how grateful he was for something so small and insignificant. That big heart of his gave out on Sunday, and we lost our little boy from Cordoy Lane, but what a gift to have had him in all of our lives. The memories he left for me will always be so special.

God has you now Kenny, rest in peace. God bless Nancy and the girls and the entire Caminiti family, friends and fans of this great man.
October 13, 2004
YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.
October 13, 2004
My prayers are with all of you. I have loved Ken since he began with the Astros. I strongly believe that when the good lord closes a door, he opens a window. He may have taken Ken home but aleast now he will have the opportunity to be at peace with himself and not have to fight his demons anymore. He was an amazing athlete and despite the problems...he still touched peoples lives everywhere. He will be greatly missed around Mont Belvieu. Just remember God has his reasons....and maybe he needed Ken to help him out up in Heaven. May God be with each of you in your time of grief.
October 13, 2004
my condolences to the camineti family. we have all lost a star.
ken was one of the reasons i loved going to see the astros as a kid and one of the reasons i started playing baseball. it's sad to see one of my childhood heros has passed. my prayers are with you.
October 13, 2004
My deepest sympathy to the Caminiti family. May you gain strength from the many people that loved him. My heart is heavy....."Cami" was my all-time favorite 3rd baseman and I will forever remember his love and dedication for the game. Rest in Peace, Cami!
October 13, 2004
My condolences to the Caminiti family. God bless you all.
October 13, 2004
When you went back to the Stros for the second time around I rejoiced as they shouldnt have lost you in the first place. Now the world as well as the baseball community has to say goodbye. It's been great to have seen you play...
October 13, 2004
My Prayers go out to you and your Family, through this dificult time. He was such a good baseball player, And we were very proud to say he was a " HOUSTON ASTRO" May God Bless you and your Little Girls.
October 13, 2004
God Bless your family and hang in there.We the fans will forever miss him.
October 13, 2004
my prayers are with the Caminiti family.
October 13, 2004
Mrs. Caminiti & girls...
We would like to offer our deepest condolences. Ken was one of our favorite baseball players. After reading some of the other entries, Mrs. Caminiti, I can only wonder how proud you must be of Ken to know that he was loved and well respected as he is. And to know that his love is never ending is something that you and your daughters shall always be able to cherish. Just know that you will one day be reunited with Ken and what a wonderful day that will be. May God bless you and keep you all.
October 13, 2004
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY,FRIENDS AND EVERYONE THAT WERE TOUCHED BY HIS WARM AND KIND SMILE. HE WAS A VERY OUTSTANDING AND KIND HEARTED PERSON. HE HAS TOUCHED SO MANY OF OUR HEARTS, HE WILL REALLY BE MISSED...
October 13, 2004
We have lost one of the greatest baseball players Houston have ever had.Our heart goes out to the Family&Friends of Mr.K.Caminiti.
(1 John 4:9)God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.The Angels are to guide you and protect you from life's little scares.Take you burden to God in Pray when friend and family are not around he'll always be there.GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.You all are in My Prayers.
October 13, 2004
Ken was a great ballplayer and influence of the game. I will always remember the times I met and spoke with him. I can still hear all the announcers across America pronouncing his name wrong right before he blast a homerun to deep centerfield. We will miss you, Ken.
October 13, 2004
For days now I have been in disbelief. Upon hearing the news of this tragedy my heart has been filled with sadness at the loss of my favorite player of all time and the best 3rd basemen to play the game. I followed Cammy from his rise into MLB but more so I tried to pattern my work ethics and determination to his "warrioristic" style. Cammy was truely an amazing ball player - the best - but he was an even better person. My thoughts and prayers are with Cammy and his family.
October 13, 2004
to the caminti family

i was so sorry to hear of the passing of mr. caminti and my thoughts are with you at this time. my son plays baseball for a local high school team. when he played colt, pony little league, you could always hear his team yell out after a great infield catch or play just like "caminti".
October 13, 2004
My prayers are with this family at this time of grief.
October 13, 2004
Our condolences are with you and your family.Houston has lost a hero. Thank you for leaving your mark in Houston...
October 13, 2004
My condolences to the Caminiti family.
October 13, 2004
My deepest sympathies go out to Cami's family. He was truly a warrior on the field and the best 3rd baseman I have ever watched. As a fan, I was not fortunate to meet him personally but adored him from a far. He seemed to be a dedicated father and friend and for that I know he will be sorely missed. God Bless and take care.
October 13, 2004
I NEVER MET CAMI, AS HE WAS CALLED WHEN HE PLAYED BALL FOR THE PADRES, BUT HE WAS A JOY TO WATCH ON THE FIELD. HE WAS MY FAVORITE PLAYER WHEN HE WAS HERE. I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED AND EXTEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO HIS FAMILY.
October 13, 2004
May GOD be with the Caminiti Family.
You will always be #1 baseball player and may GOD welcome you to the field of dreams.
October 13, 2004
As a huge Astros fan I came to love Ken Caminiti and the great things he did in baseball. My 14 year old son had the privilage of training with Ken in a summer camp at Baseball USA several years ago. Ken was an awesome teacher to him and had many positive things to say to him that are still very vivid to this day. When I heard the news I cried my eyes out not only for his family and children but for the deep loss to baseball. My heart goes out to your family for this great loss and to his wife and daughters. May God Bless you at this time of grief and see you through.
October 13, 2004
Our prayers and thoughts to the family. A great hero will be missed. Ken touched so many lives, he inspired so many students. His legacy will live on. He will always be in our hearts.

Sincerely,
Reagan H.S.
October 13, 2004
Our sincere and heart felt sympathy goes to Kenny's family. Although we were only neighbors for a few years, we have great admiration for his family, and his love of the game. He was a great guy!! Nancy, you and the girls will always be in our hearts. God Bless all of you!
October 13, 2004
We would like to send our deepest sympathy to the Caminiti Family. Our prayers are with you and hope you find comfort in knowing that Ken is in a better place and is at peace. God Bless You All.
October 13, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers to the family for your lost and ours.
May God Bless your family and give
your family strength to live life
with out him.
From the Cortez Family
Ray-Ray,Randy,Ray Sr.and Rosie Cortez
October 13, 2004
My condolences to the Caminiti family. Ken made the game of baseball worth watching. His intensity and love of the game will always be remembered. A Houston Astro forever.
October 13, 2004
My prayers are with this family. I hope he has found some peace.
October 13, 2004
My prayers are with the Caminiti Family. My Uncle played baseball with Ken in High School. I am real sorry for your loss. He was a great man.
October 13, 2004
God loves everyone the same - no matter what our downfalls or weaknesses are here on Earth - we are all God's children - God took Ken home so that he could forever live in peace and happiness - everyone will miss him - there was just something extra special about him...... we'll see him again in Heaven one day...
October 13, 2004
My heart breaks for the loss that we all feel. My deepest regards to Ken's family and close friends. My Dad and are are forever fans and I am ever greatful for all that he brought to the sport and to his fans. He will be sorely missed for many years to come. Thanks to his family for sharing him with us for all those years.
October 13, 2004
Ken, I remember you and your family living right around the corner from mine - attending Lone Hill School and on to Leigh High School. I remember watching you start in all 3 sports (football, baseball, basketball) @ Leigh High School and how great you were. I also remember wishing I could be half as talented as you. My fondest memory will be you coming back to San Jose after moving up to the Astros. I saw you @ Almaden Valley Athletic Club working out and we talked about our families and growing up. I think I even spotted you on the bench press. You were so down to earth and a friend to everyone. God bless you and your family as you will never be forgotten.
October 13, 2004
My condolences to the Caminiti family.
October 13, 2004
Having a 16 year old son in baseball, I thank Ken for his courage in exposing the underbelly of competitive sports...steroids. My son and I read his words in Sports Illustrated and he made a big difference in my boy's awareness. Thank You, Ken.
October 13, 2004
I am so very sorry for your loss of a father, husband, son and brother. The pain is strong so therefor you must be strong.
October 13, 2004
Our condolences go out to the Caminiti family. Ken Caminiti will always be a great sports figure. My husband used to see him in Baytown at the race track and always commented how Ken was such a "down to earth" kinda guy. God Bless.
October 13, 2004
My Prayers go out to his family, friends and us fans who are mourning the loss of this great person. We love you always!
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . My family met him personally 11 years ago, we have watched many baseball games on television as well in person. Ken will be sorely missed. He had such a love for baseball, he will continue.

Love the Hotard Family
October 13, 2004
ken, you were old school in today's game. You played hard, often hurting and always for your fans, teammates and the proud colors of your jersey. Thank you and may God bless your family.
October 13, 2004
Ken Caminiti was a beautiful spirit and blessed athlete. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. "If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
October 13, 2004
My sincere sympathy goes to his family . One great man on and off the field. he will be truly missed.May God bless his family in their time of need and guide them to peace
October 13, 2004
My Condolences go out to Caminiti
family.My prayers or with you
October 13, 2004
The world was a better place for having known him, and a sadder place for having lost him. My deepest condolences go out to all his family and friends.
October 13, 2004
God bless the girls and all the family and friends that will miss so deeply.

The Clifton family
October 13, 2004
My condolences to Ken Family, When i saw the news,My heart got so heavy, like its a member of my own family,I diden't know ken personnly,but as a ball player I LOVE HIM (EVERY BODY DID)
October 13, 2004
Thank you for all of the wonderful memories of a great baseball player. My heart goes out to each family member during this time. You should truly be proud of Cami's accomplishments, and all of his work with children, his love for baseball and the happiness he brought to Houston and his teammates. I wish each of you the very best during this time.
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti family I am sorry to hear about your loss, Ken was a great player, if it wasn't for him my nephew would of never grown up playing baseball, I remember telling he that he can someday play like Ken, the truth is I didn't know the anything about baseball, I use to hear his name all the time and would tell my nephew that he will someday play for the Astros just like Ken. Ken is now in a better place and would no longer suffer in this world, you know we will know when Ken is up there playing ball, just here the sound of thunder and you know that he just hit a homer. Your family will always be in my prayers and Thanks you for the years Ken.
October 13, 2004
Very sad to hear of Ken Caminiti's passing at such a young age. I hope he's been able to leave behind the things that troubled him, and will send a little heavenly inspiration to the Astros.
October 13, 2004
WELL MY HEART GO'S OUT TO THE FAMILY & FRIENDS. MAY THE LORD BLESS ALL OF YOU IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF. I AM A NATIVE SAN DIEGAN, BEEN A PADRE FAN ALL THESE YEARS AND I HONESTLY HAVE TO SAY THAT CAMINITI WAS THE BEST AND THE MOST EXCITING PLAYER TO WATCH. HE PLAYED THAT HOT CORNER WITH RAW TALENT AND GAVE HIS ALL. I SURE WILL MISS HIM AND THE GREAT PERSON HE WAS. I LOOK FOWARD TO WATCHING HIM PLAY IN HEAVEN FOR THE LORD.GOD BLESS :)
October 13, 2004
To The Family
May the Lord comfort you
October 13, 2004
Ken:
Always Remember and Never Forget:

PEACE IS TO LIVE,
TO LIVE IS TO LOVE,
AND LOVE IS ETERNAL.

We Will Always Remember and Never Forget.

Keep On Top Of Your Game, For Now You Are On Heaven's Team.
"The Guardian Angel's"
(Houston's Branch)
Tim, Hue and Christopher Snyder
October 13, 2004
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ken Caminiti. May God comfort you at this difficult time.
October 13, 2004
October 13, 2004
Cammy was one of my favorite ballplayers and I will never forget the way he played the game with such enthusiasm and heart. It was a pleasure to see Cammy play for the Astros and a thrill to watch him become an MVP with the San Diego Padres. My condolences go out to his wife and kids. May God bless them.
October 13, 2004
Just remember: "Death is the end of a life, but not of a relationship." Ken will forever be in our hearts. I hope the family is consoled by the love everyone in Houston, as well as the world, feels for Ken. He will be missed. Thank you for sharing Ken with us.
October 13, 2004
I'm sorry for your Loss. May God Bless You and Your Family.
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti family - take it one day at a time. God Bless all of you
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti Family:

There are so many memories. Ken was an awesome addition to the Astros organization and to baseball. He had a true passion for the game and a great respect for his fans. He will be deeply missed.

A devoted fan -
October 13, 2004
I remember when I was in high school going out to Tucson to visit my brothers family and dad and I going to the Toros games. I wathced him play a couple of times and the day I came home he and the others were called up to Houston. You knew he wasn't going back down too.
My condolences to his family and freinds and may he be at peace forever.
October 13, 2004
My family's heart is full of sadness and we send our condolences to the Caminiti family. May he be at peace and watch over you. God Bless your family and most especially his little girls.

With a heavy heart, a true fan...
October 13, 2004
He was the greatest third baseman I have ever seen in my life time. Thanks for showing us how baseball should be played. You will never be forgotten!!!
October 13, 2004
GOD bless the family. I know he will be missed, but live that you shall see him again.
Jeremiah 29:11-13
October 13, 2004
TO THE CAMINITI FAMILY I AM SO SORROW FOR THE LOST OF KEN HE WAS A GREAT BALL PLAYER AND HE WILL BE DEARLT MISSED MAY GOD KEEP U IN THE TIME OF SORROW AND HIS 3 DAUGHTERS AND NANCY WALK WITH GOD AND HE WILL DIRECT YOUR PATH GOD BLESS
October 13, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers are with all Ken's family and close friends during this difficult time. Ken was loved by so many people all over the world and is sorely missed. Our hearts are truly sad for your loss.
October 13, 2004
Houston loved Ken. We will all miss him. He's playing in that "Field of Dreams" now. God bless his family and friends.
CC
October 13, 2004
May you find comfort and strength in your memories - as life moves on, time will heal all wounds. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family in your loss. The Hext Family (Pecan Grove)
October 13, 2004
My condolences go out to the caminiti family.
Astros fan
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti family:

My condolences go out to you all. I'm sure Cami is hitting "homers" in Heaven. God Bless the family and the children.
October 13, 2004
Our condolences go out to the Caminiti family he will be miss dearly.
October 13, 2004
To The Family Of Ken,
I have been a fan of "The Gun" since he started. My sons and I spent many unforgettable hours watching him play and cheering him on has he preformed as know other player. I am very sad for everyone
who loved and admired him. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Mary Kathleen Jefferson
October 13, 2004
Ken, you are now in the arms of our loving Heavenly Father. I thank God for your contribution to the City of Houston and the Houston Astros. You brought many exciting moments to our lives. May God's Love, and Grace be with you and the Caminiti family at this time.
October 13, 2004
My deepest condolences go out to the Ken Caminiti family on his passing.
May God bless you all.
October 13, 2004
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. This is such a tragic loss to his family. May God be with you.
October 13, 2004
To the Caminiti Family:

Our deepest condolences for your loss. Cammy was one of my favorite players to watch because he played the game with sooooooooo much passion. The world has lost such a valiant ball player as well as a heroic soul who endured one of the toughest struggles a person could face. May GOD bless you all through this difficult time and provide you comfort in HIS arms as you continue on.

RIP KEN
October 13, 2004
He will be missed.
October 13, 2004
He was loved by all of us where are fans.
October 13, 2004
Mrs. Caminiti, I am very sorry for your loss. Ken "The Gun" was a great man. He was taken from us at a very early age. I guess it was time for him to go. God needs him to do his batting. Thank-you God for sharing Ken with us at the time we needed him the most. I Believe his job was done and it was time for you to take him home to do your hitting against all the evil. I know Ken is coming back as an Angel to watch over his family and to do the battle for you, I know with Ken at your side we will be safer than ever before. Again thank-you God. And know with Ken's help the Devil will be kept under our feet.
October 13, 2004
My granddaughter is friends with Lindsey and I remember Ken as a proud father sitting at a Little League football game and proudly watching his daughter, along with the other cheerleaders, cheering the team on. My prayers are with Nancy and the girls and hope that knowing he is finally at peace can give them some peace as well. God bless you all.
October 13, 2004
Dear Caminiti family:

My deepest condolences go to Cami's family. He's now hitting many "homers" in Heaven! God bless his children and the entire family.
October 13, 2004
Dear Family,

Thank you for sharing Mr. Caminiti with our city and our team.

You have our deepest sympathy. May God grant you peace.

God Bless you all,
Judy Lucadou and Family
October 13, 2004
May God bless you.
October 13, 2004
Nancy and the girls,
May God comfort you and help you all thru this difficult time.

Sam, Carolyn and Ashley Hext
October 13, 2004
Words are inappropriate to express the untimely death of Ken Caminiti. It was a total thrill to watch him play as an Astro and to see the wonderful things he did for the city. He will be missed.
October 13, 2004
We all loved watching you play when you were with the Astros. May God bless your family and may you walk in heaven with the angels.
October 13, 2004
Although I did not personally know Mr. Caminiti, I admired him so much. He was my favorite ball player since playing with our Astros, I hope he is at peace now, and I will pray for his children and his family. God Bless.
October 13, 2004
TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS:;

WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO EACH EVERY ONE OF YOU...
October 13, 2004
GOD Bless you, Ken. May you rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
October 13, 2004
October 13, 2004
Dear Family,

Even though your hurt is insurmountable, I share your grief.

Ken was a true gentleman, and GREAT Baseball player.

Even though Ken had personal problems off the field, it NEVER swayed my opinion of him. I prayed for his guidance, and you his family.

May GOD Bless his soul, and help you through these troubled times.
October 13, 2004
It's been a sad week in Houston. It's a shame that such an amazing baseball player with a great knack for going out of his way to help people could lose his life this way. I pray that his little girls are comforted in knowing he is in a better place and that their daddy loved them very much. Our prayers go out to his entire family. He will be greatly missed and admired for a long time. God speed.
October 13, 2004
I know I speak for all the fans in san diego, my family, my children...Cammy was the greatest player who brought the thrill of baseball back to san diego, the way he played the game was the greatest and will never be matched...His intense love of the game, and watching him play is something we will never ever forget...now we know the answer to the song that played on the scoreboard as every woman in the stands at the Q stopped and watched this amazing ballplayer, whose face was adorable and could take your breath away.....WHERE HAVE ALL THE COWBOYS GONE ???....He is at peace with GOD and will never be forgotten here in san diego...
October 13, 2004
We are so sorry to hear about Ken. We will be praying for the whole family. Ken will be missed by his fans and friends. We are praying for you.
October 13, 2004
What a great loss the fans of baseball have suffered. But more so - my heart goes out to Ken's family, especially his daughters. Ken was not just a great ballplayer, but a great person. I loved watching him down in San Diego and on TV. We always followed him cause he was a "local" and such a sentimental and inspirational player. May God give your family the strength to go on and live peacefully from your great memories on and off the field and may you rest in peace Cammy, on the ballfield in Heaven.
October 13, 2004
Ken Caminiti will be missed by this long time Astros fan. God Bless him and his family.
October 13, 2004
I have been a fan of Cammy's since the late 80's. I have such admiration for how he played the game of baseball, always giving 100%. I wish he would have known that there are still many of us who held him in high esteem with much respect and a great deal of caring. My prayers are with his entire family. May God give you peace and comfort during this tragic time.
October 13, 2004
While attending Leigh HS seems like so long ago, the news of Kenny's passing took me back to hanging out with him in various classes. I was always so proud to tell friends that my lab partner was Ken Caminiti, the pro ball player. My sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to Kenny's family and escpecially his daughters. I couldn't imagine my own three girls being without their daddy. Rest in peace Kenny.
October 13, 2004
Though I didn't know Caminiti personally, I followed his career. Through the highs and the lows. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his family. May God Bless you all and keep you close.
October 13, 2004
Well I'm surprised that I'm the first person to place an entry here...But I feel that I should say thanks for all the great memories you gave for myself and family while you played for the Astros. To be honest even when you weren't an Astro, you still were to your true fans. Hope your family and close friends find peace in knowing that you are now on one of the greatest ball parks in the universe!!!! Heaven.....
P.S. Play a game with my brother Jesse, Father Jose Gonzalez, and Grandpa up there. They loved you too.
October 13, 2004
Will miss u Ken Caminiti. I got to see u a few times in san diego
October 13, 2004
I just remember going to the Astros games as a teen, and always amazed at the talent the third basemen had. Ken Caminiti was a legend in his own time. May his family and friends find comfort knowing that God has him safely at home looking over all of you. God bless his three daughters. May the Lord be with you during this time of loss.
October 12, 2004
I admired him as a great ball player, and the only one of the Astro's to ever sign my baseball. He will be greatly missed.
Johnice Evans
October 12, 2004
This is an incredibly sad time for everyone that knew Kenny or was somehow touched by him...I had the great fortune to play baseball with Ken at the American Legion level on the San Jose Post 499 team in 1979 and the Gagliardi Brothers team in 1980. Though Cammy was the youngest player on our team full of very good young players he was our star switch-hitting shortstop. On one occasion in a practice game at San Jose City College I pitched to Kenny and he took me out of the ballpark--the only homerun I'd ever yielded up to that moment! I was fortunate enough to go on to play college ball at USC and play with some great athletes including Mark McGwire, but Kenny was truly my favorite teammate as he was a really sweet guy personally while at the same time a incredible competitor. As his career blossomed I enjoyed sitting with his proud Dad at several games at Candlestick Park as well as at the Astrodome watching Kenny do what he did so well... In addition to Kenny's terrific parents and brother, Nancy was a tremendous supporter of Ken for all these years and my heart and prayers go out to her for all the pain and heartache she's gone through. I wish her and the girls all the best.
October 12, 2004
Ken Caminiti has been my hero for the last 21 years. I wear the number 21 just so I could be him. I never got a chance to meet him, but I hope that I could one day be half the baseball player he was. Not many people are blessed with that ability and I'm thankful I was around to see that.
October 12, 2004
My prayers go out to his family.Mr Caminiti was one of the greatest baseball players. I will remember him always.
October 12, 2004
I was a huge fan of Cammy in San Diego. i've been going to Padres games my whole life, but i never rooted and still root for anyone like i did for Ken. He was a hero on the field, even though his life after baseball was tainted by drugs and inner-demons, he will always be my hero.
October 12, 2004
My heart goes out to the Family and all of his friends. May God be with them all. I never met Ken, but my Brother Robert Giacomi went to school with him. He was my brothers idol. He was always talking about Ken and his accomplishments. Most of all, He looked up to the person that Ken was. May he rest in peace and his family find comfort in knowing that he is at peace.
October 12, 2004
We are deeply saden by the loss of Kenny. The greatest baseball player that ever came out of Leigh High School. We will miss you!!
God Bless you, your parents, your childen and your wife. Rest In Peace Kenny. Always in our heart.
October 12, 2004
Only fond memories of growing up with Ken and his family. From 8th grade christmas dance, ABOY football,to keeping stats for Leigh baseball team. No words can express such a loss, only heart felt sadness. Much love and thoughts to all of his family. Nancy Stiverson and children.
October 12, 2004
Ken Caminiti's enthusiasm on the field was what started my true love of baseball. I started watching him in 1990 with the Astros and was totally thrilled when he came back in 1999. I carried a picture and poster to the Astros game last night and just wanted the family to know everyone in the bar cheered and toasted him at the end of the game. My condolences to his family and may he finally rest in peace.
October 12, 2004
Though I didn't know you personally- you have touched my life more than you will ever know..
Your tremendous baseball abilities we enjoyed watching with amazement!! Your throws from 3rd to 1st were always on the highlight reels!
I enjoyed sending you birthday cards and even an invitation to my wedding..don't know if you ever received any of them-but I liked to think you did..
Several times I played your birthday and jersey number for my lottery numbers-..I have most of your baseball cards and will treasure everyone of them.. I named my son Cameron so I could call him Cammy after you - you met him several years ago at a baseball card show-we got your autograph and his picture was taken with you-both of you grinning with big smiles-
$$$ bat for you to sign..
$$$ for autograph..
$$$ for picture,
but to have picture of two Cammy's...PRICELESS..
Just wish I could give you a hug!
May God watch over you Nancy and your daughters.
October 12, 2004
To the Caminti family,

Our family is shocked and saddened by your loss. It doesn’t seem possible or real. When we moved to San Jose, the first kids we met in the neighborhood were Ken and Glen. I have many fond memories growing up with the Caminiti family. Our families had many great times together. Kenny was always full of life. He was a great friend, and we were always so proud of his accomplishments. Ken was a great person, and he will be missed by everyone.

Please remember that our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

God bless you all,

Dave, Marcie, Cassie, and Lindsay
October 12, 2004
We all love to watch Cammy play he was a great competitor. He will be sorely missed not only by his loving family and by all of us San Diego Padres Fans.
October 12, 2004
The headline in our San Diego paper said "Gone To Soon" Indeed. I learned to love baseball all over again from Ken. The joy he gave us all here in San Diego will always remain. I wish the best for his family and hope his children will know he was a baseball hero in our hearts.
October 12, 2004
Ken Caminiti's will be deeply missed. I remember seeing him play and he played with such great emotion's,leadership.He was a Very Good Player.My heart goes ouy to him and his family.
October 12, 2004
Our deepest sympathies to you Yvonne, Lee, Carrie, Glen, Nancy and girls. I will forever cherish all of the wonderful memories of growing up next door to Ken and his family. He was an amazing person and we will never forget him.
All our love~
Karen, Al, Nicole & Tyler
October 12, 2004
Ken was a fine baseball player. My
deepest sympathy goes out to all his family. Ken will be missed and never forgotten.
October 12, 2004
IT IS A VERY SAD DAY. I FOLLOWED HIM IN SAN DIEGO THE WHOLE TIME HE WAS THERE AND EVEN GOT A SIGHNED AUTOGRAPH PICTURE OF HIM. HE WILL BE MISSED ALOT BY THE FANS WHO WATCHED HIM ON THE FIELD.
October 12, 2004
I never knew Ken as a person, but I looked up to him for years as a baseball player. I will always remember how fierce he looked, but what a warm smile he had, and how he could make those throws to 1st from the seat of his pants. God bless him, and God bless those he leaves behind.
October 12, 2004
You brought so many of us the joy you so longed to find in life. May you be at peace now.
October 12, 2004
Ken will be greatly missed. We were a fan during his time in Atlanta. He ALWAYS gave his all..God Bless.
October 12, 2004
Ken and I used the same hair stylist back in Houston around '95. Always very humble to be such and incredible baseball player. I used to always tell him how underated he was......the next year he won the MVP of the NL!!!!
I was never a big fan of baseball until I met this guy. Without a doubt in my mind......one of the best professional athletes I ever knew. May you rest in peace.
October 12, 2004
Ken was simply the most entertaining baseball player I've ever seen. He will always be my favorite player. A true warrior on the field. I will miss him.
October 12, 2004
A great player. Sad to end being so young. May he and his family find peace.
October 12, 2004
May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ rest your soul. We shall rise again upon hi return.
October 12, 2004
My deepest sympathy to Nancy and the girls, Ken's parents, & Glen & Carrie. My sons, Joe & Jim Huss were classmates and friends of Ken at Leigh High School and our family has always been so very proud of his outstanding playing and career. I have been a huge fan and am praying for you all.
October 12, 2004
I was a long time fan of this wonderful player. I was fortunate enough to see him play in the play-offs in SanDiego. It took my breath away to see the headlines of his death. He sounded like a wonderful person despite his problems & I'm really feeling pain for those who knew and loved him. I'll say a pray for his girls & family.
October 12, 2004
Looking back at our childhood days there was always that one guy that you knew would be great. Ken Caminiti was that guy. It seemed as though every sport he played came so easy for him, and I know that everyone that watched him play was in awe of his athletic ability. I was fortunate enough to compete with and against Ken and I'll tell you this, nobody worked harder or longer to become the best. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Caminiti family and may God bless Kenny for his efforts to overcome his very difficult situation.
October 12, 2004
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
My prayers go out to the Caminiti family.

My kids had their baseball cards out Saturday looking through them and were asking me about what he was like in Jr. High--
October 12, 2004
We loved you Ken and watched you often at Qualcom Toni used your beautiful photo as her focal point during her labor in 1997. I hope you know how much we all cared. God felt it was time for you to have some peace and that is the greatest gift anyone can receive. He will watch over your family. We love you.
October 12, 2004
my thouhts goes to the family. god bless the family.
October 12, 2004
I was stunned to hear about Kenny yesterday. My prayers are with the Caminiti Family, and Nancy and her girls. Ken was the first kid I met when I moved to San Jose. He was one of my best friends growing up. We were always in the streets playing some kind of sport. He was so good even then. I enjoyed keeping track of his career. He always gave his best to baseball and his fans. Maybe too much. May he rest in peace.
October 12, 2004
Craig and I will never forget out first trip to Spring training in Peoria, AZ., in 1996. We were lucky to pick the weekend Cammy was signing autographs at a booth. It was worth standing in the 100 degree sun for 45 minutes to get to shake his hand, tell him what an inspiration he is and get a pitcure with him. We all need a hero and he was ours(San Diego) in 1996-1998. Thank you Cammy and all the Caminiti's. Our condolences are with you all.
October 12, 2004
We loved Cammy in San Diego. He made us a baseball town again. They threw Snickers in Plaza 24 everytime he got a hit, in memory of his fantastic comeback in Monterrey Mexico. I'll never forget the season of 1996,everyone in our section at Qualcomm crying so hard when we lost to St. Louis in the first round of the playoffs. No one wanted to leave. And then, out come Cammy and Tony and the rest of the Padres to thank us for being great fans. It was a fantastic, electric moment!

The Padres always played "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" when he came to bat. Now I know. Heaven.

God bless the Caminiti family.
October 12, 2004
My condolences to the Caminiti family, and for all those who feel this tragic loss of life. We were teamates in college and I played against him in professional baseball. He was a Tremendous competitor and played with passion and love for the game.
October 12, 2004
I was shocked to hear from my wife that Ken had passed away. My prayers go out to the entire Caminiti family. It's amazing how time flies by. It seemed like yesterday playing baseball, football, and basketball as young kids at our or the Ross's home and across the street at Leigh High School. Ken would ride his bike over to play with all of us. Later on at Leigh my brother and I were amazed at Ken's natural ability and watching him play at school was a treat. He could catch anything when he was very young and that talent just blossomed as he got older. It is a sad day to see such a talented, good man leave this world at such a young age. My church and I will pray for his children, his brother Glen and sister and the rest of the family. To all of those old friends from Los Gatos-Almaden Road and Carm Ave it is a sad day indeed. See you later on in heaven Ken.
October 12, 2004
I was so shocked! I am a serious Padres fan!! He is one of my favorite baseball players. I'm very sorry for his family! I just lost a close friend a few weeks ago.
October 12, 2004
I was a Cammy fan since he came to the Padres in the mid-90's. He was such an awesome player to watch. I pray for those friends and family members that have lost him. I think that he will be missed by anyone that enjoyed the game. May he now have peace in his heart.
October 12, 2004
My condolences to the Caminiti family. I played football with Ken at Leigh High School. He was the most amazing athlete I ever saw. Rest in Peace.
October 12, 2004
Ken was always one of my favorite ball players. I will really miss you big guy.
October 12, 2004
I remember when Ken came to the Astros, I have never seen anyone with an arm like Ken's. He was awesome.

My heart and sincere condolences go out to Ken's family. You are all in my prayers.

Ken, I know you are looking down on us all and I hope you can see the love we all have for you. May you rest in peace and we will join you some day to PLAY BALL!!!!!!

Dina
October 12, 2004
God Bless
October 12, 2004
My prayers go out to Kenny's family. What an amazing ball player, and person. He played the game with such passion. You have blessed so many peoples lives. Now your finally home, and you can find real peace.
October 12, 2004
SORRY TO SEE THAT HE HAS PASSED
MUCH LOVE TO HIS FAMILY
October 12, 2004
Its a sad lost for the baseball world and the fans. His family and friends and fellow fans are suffuring a huge lost....
October 12, 2004
My prayers go out to the Caminiti family and this time of greaf. He will be missed by alot of peolple but he is in a much better place now
October 12, 2004
As a baseball player through little league, high school, and college Ken was the ideal MAN! His passion for the game brought intensity, respect, and love to the game of baseball. I mean, what other player could throw a guy out at first base on his bottom from third base! I will never forget you Ken and your spirit will live on in the game... God Bless Ken's family and friends. "Gone from our sight, but never gone from our hearts"...
October 12, 2004
May God be with the Caminiti family.
October 12, 2004
AS A LIFE LONG BASEBALL FAN, I SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE CAMINITI FAMILY UPON THE ALL TOO SOON PASSING OF A TRULY GREAT COMPETITOR. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
October 12, 2004
I can't believe it. I really never knew much about baseball until I moved to SD in 1996. That's when Cammy became a Padre. We had season tickets right at the 3rd base line and he didn't seem to have any fans, so my family became his fans and before you knew it everyone in SD was a Cammy fan. My password for my computer at work is Cammy. Thanks to Ken Caminiti I now love baseball.
October 12, 2004
My heart took a hard blow when I ready on the news that Ken had passed on. I went to High School with Ken. He was always loved and admired. My thoughts and prayers are sent out to Nancy and the girls and Ken's parents. For his brother Glenn, I hope you know that we are here for you!
October 12, 2004
I was fortunate to watch Ken play baseball from his days in little league with my older brothers and to see him blossom into the star athelete that he was. I remember my coach at Leight High (Mr Kolstad) telling me that it would be a long time before another player like Ken comes thru here. He was so dedicated to the game. My prayers go out to Ken and his family
October 12, 2004
WOW...I was so.. shocked to hear the news. I still can't believe it. Last nights game was so..awesome. I knew you were watching over your buddies Biggio and Bagwell. Boy was that an emotional game for me.

My prayers and thoughts go out to the Caminiti family, his beautiful three girls and Nancy.

I am a huge fan of this awesome third baseman, handsome, caring man. I have followed Cammy's career since 1987. I was going through all of my pictures, autographs and newspaper clippings from the Astros, Padres, Rangers and the Braves last night, and came across one from the Nolan Ryan celebrity tournament in 1987. I then came across another one from Hamilton Elementary student, Allison, 7, who was a celebrity batgirl at a Houston game. Cammy took the time to pose with the little girl. So.. besides being an awesome baseball player, he gave his time back to the fans. I had season tickets behind third base and was amazed with his ability to throw that ball. I also remember after each game the way he would take time to sign ALL of the kids baseballs, bats, hats, etc...not alot of the players took the time. I loved Ken where ever he went and despite the bad times, I never gave up on you. May you rest in peace Ken. Thanks for taking the time to talk to me and the great pictures I will always treasure. I will never forget ya.
God bless
LOL
JoD
October 12, 2004
We send our heartfelt condolences to the Caminiti family and friends. You are all in our prayers. We will always love you Cammy. What a beautiful human being you were and what a marvelous spirit you still are. God speed and God bless,
October 12, 2004
I feel so fortunate to have enjoyed watching Ken play for the Astros. It takes a big man to speak openly about his personal problems and I will always admire him for that. He helped so many others and I know his work will continue to go on now that God has given him peace. My heart goes out to his family and my prayers are with them. He will be sorely missed, but it is comforting to know there is another angel watching over us. You are loved, Cammy.
October 12, 2004
I had the pleasure of coaching Ken for two years in Pony League. Ken was not the biggest kid on the team but he was certainly the best, always gave 110% and always had a smile on his face. He had a great personality and was always fun to be around. Whenever I would go to watch him at Candlestick he would always take time after the game to come and talk to me and sign autographs for family and friends that came to see him play. Ken, you were the best. I can't believe you are gone. My thoughts go out the entire Caminiti family.
October 12, 2004
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the Caminiti Family. I want you tp know that Kenny is the inspiration by which I teach my son sportsmanship. Kenny, one time on the field, said "Come On! Don't give up! We can still beat these guy!."
We did win that game and went on to win many more. Kenny was a kid who led by example. I now share 'the old days' with my 10 year old son who loves the game of Baseball. Kenny's passing has made the little things I share with my son, better! Thank You Kenny for all of the great memories! God Bless You.
Michael Roberts
October 12, 2004
The best looking man in baseball will be missed by many, my thoughts are with his family and friends.
October 12, 2004
I met Kenny while he was playing for the Astro's. A great guy who was down to earth. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
October 12, 2004
To the Caminiti Family,
Our deepest sympathies to you all. Kenny will be deeply missed by all, remember though that he is now playing ball with the man upstairs and he is free. Kenny had so many special traits to be proud of. Thanks for sharing your family with us all. Love always
Robert Turner and Family
October 12, 2004
I had the unique honor of growing up living right next door to the Caminiti family. I baby-sat Ken!! Since I married "the boy next door", (on the other side of me), my now husband of almost 30 years, too had that same pleasure. We have such great memories! (and some pretty funny stories we could tell)
Not only were the Caminiti's our neighbors, they became our life-long friends. We have always been big fans of Kenny, and I am thankful to have a nice collection of memorabilia that shows that.
But we are also big fans of his Mom, Dad, Sister, and Brother. You have all meant a lot to us through-out our lives!
Our hearts ache at the loss of Kenny, and they ache for you at this very difficult time.
We are praying for each of you, as well as Nancy and the girls.
May God bless you and keep you in His loving care!
We love you!
Jay and Gail Noriega & family
Jason, Anthony, Danielle, Nicole, Breanna and Kiana
October 12, 2004
I'll never forget the time I met Ken a couple of years ago. I came home and he was in my living room with a friend of his visiting my father. He gave me a signed ball for my daughter who now is going to LHS. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Caminiti Family
October 12, 2004
My heart goes out to he Caminiti Family
I grew up in the house behind Kenny's.
I used to see him jump off his roof into their pool. I always admired how wonderful, and gorgeous his whole family was.Just Saturday, an Atros fan came to
my office and I told him how lucky I felt to be the first girl Kenny had ever kissed.(Playing spin-the-bottle in his garage with Glen, and Kim Gilbert.) Great child-hood memories.
I will never forget our neighborhod star.... Kim
October 12, 2004
I was shocked to here the news of Ken's death. He was a great baseball player and a down to earth guy. Some of my early memories of baseball was when my dad would take me to the Astrodome and I would we Ken play, I would pretend I was him playing ball at the park with my friends. We will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
God Bless
October 12, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with Ken's family and friends. I went to Leigh High School with Ken. I remember climbing the scaffolding in the gym to take our "senior mosts" picture together. I lost my dad at 16 and my heart truly aches for his daughters.
October 12, 2004
God Speed sweet Ken, the best looking man to ever play the game.
October 12, 2004
Ken, I didn't know you as a baseball star, I only knew you as a friend and fellow Spartan. I'm very sad for Nancy and your parents. You were a kind soul, truly one of the nicest men I have ever known. I'll never forget flying around downtown SJ in that white hot rod truck those were some great times. God bless you, god bless your family, and god bless Nancy.

BG
SJSU 81-86
October 12, 2004
I like many others was fortunate to know Ken from early as elementry school and on through high school. Very quiet and soft spoken, but spoke with his actions on the field as seen in the many ESPN highlights he gave us. Ken always had time to say hi when I saw him at the ballpark. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Caminiti family.
October 12, 2004
Condolences to the Caminiti family.
Coach Pegg and I will miss you. You gave us some great years at Leigh High.
October 12, 2004
My prayers go out to Cami and his family. Kenny was a great person and an outstanding baseball player, he will be deeply missed.

One memory I will treasure forever was the time my buddy Ed Ibanez and myself flew down to LA and then drove to San Diego to watch Kenny play the Astros. We got there early for batting practice and got to see and talk to Kenny. There was a little boy next to us who wanted an autograph so Ed and I motioned for Kenny to come over. Kenny took time just to come over to sign the little boys ball, you should have seen the smile on his face. That moment I know will last forever, not only in my memories, but in that little boys as well.

Thank You Kenny for all the great High School memories and post High School Days.

RIP
October 12, 2004
May God rest your Soul, you will be missed.
October 12, 2004
I first met Kenny in 1981 when we were freshmen at San Jose State. I played football, and Kenny played baseball. I remember a guy who was larger than life on the baseball field, and lionhearted off of it. I remember dinner at his parents home in San Jose. I remember his incredible high school sweatheart Nancy whom he eventually married. I remember when Kenny bought his new truck after being signed by the Astros. Most of all I remember the guy that everyone loved, the guy that everyone admired and respected, and the guy that was full of inner personal demons. I cried yesterday when I heard my friend had passed. I pray for his wonderful parents, his wonderful wife and children, and most of all that Kenny has finally found peace in Heaven with his Father.
October 12, 2004
The past two days I've been thinking a lot about how fortunate I was to be able to play alongside Ken in Little League and at Leigh HS. What a great player and person he was. Even as a star he was the same humble guy we knew in our youth. He even asked my dad a couple of years ago if I remembered playing ball with him in the park as kids. How could I ever forget! Thanks for the memories, Ken.
October 12, 2004
Great baseball player, my God rest your soul.
October 12, 2004
Our prayers go out to the Caminiti Family. When I met you I was impressed later when you made the big leagues how sincere and a truly good guy you are, which gives truth to the saying, only the good die young. Words cannot express your loss.
Johnny
October 12, 2004
ken caminiti, please be with the astros and help them win the world series. be with bagwell and biggio. my prayers are with your family, friends, and team-mates. thanks for taking time to sign my astros hat, when you were with san diego about to get on the bus, my grnadpa stopped you and asked for an artograph, you and a couple other people, chris gomez and andy ashby, signed my hat, too. i was about 9 or 10 then and im 14 now. i missed watching you play over the years and have been thinking about what you were up to. now i know where you are, and i think you and the babe and the rest of the legends are playing baseball up in heaven. you are the best ken.
October 12, 2004
Killa Cam, we loved you evrywhere you went and despite all of hardships that came your way, you'll always have this fan. So many memories we'll never forget. Much love and Rest in Peace.
October 12, 2004
GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER
October 12, 2004
Love Ya Cammy!
October 12, 2004
Ken's sister Carrie worked for me in the mid 90's when Ken was with the Astros. She was kind enough to get tickets for me and my 12 year old son Aaron to the Giants vs Astros game that season. After the game we met Ken and he was so kind and patient with Aaron. He autographed a baseball and brought other Astro and Giant players to sign the ball as well. Neither of us has ever forgotten that day. My thoughts go out to Carrie and the rest of the Caminiti family.
October 12, 2004
What a great player.I loved watching you play third for the Astros. I remember watching you throw out a guy at first from your knees once and your bat ! man, what a slugger!. May a merciful God welcome you to Heaven where you play the hot corner on his "Field of Dreams",forever. May a loving, compassionate God watch over your wife and children and bring them peace. We'll miss you Cammie . Thanks for the joy that you brought to all of us fans . Rest in the loving arms of the Lord. Craig
October 12, 2004
My sisters and I have very fond memories of Cammie. We followed him to his MVP title in '96, and have often considered ourselves his biggest fans. Our hearts go out to his family. Thank you for the memories Cammie. God Bless.
October 12, 2004
I went the Branham HS the same time Ken went to Leigh. I remember going to Leigh basketball games to watch Ken play. He was bigger than life, a great athlete and a joy to watch. Ken, rest in peace. I'm Sure there will be room on a team for you up there.
October 12, 2004
May God continue to bless your family.
October 12, 2004
They say that 3rd base is the toughest position to play in baseball. Ken made it look easy and took it to another level. His hardwork, effort and attitude is what made him great.
To his parents, brother Glen, daughters, and friends, my heart goes out to you in this time of loss.
His spirit will live on...
October 12, 2004
I was deeply saddened to learn of Ken's passing. I remember sitting at Qualcomm next to the most adorable toddler (I think he was 2 years old) who told me that his favorite player was "Two-One", because he could not count to 21 yet. Ken was a fan favorite, and I certainly enjoyed watching him play at the "Q" when I lived in San Diego. He will be deeply missed. May God bless his friends and family during this very difficult time.
October 12, 2004
Our condolences go out to the Caminiti family. My family loved watching him play throughout his career.Our prayers are with his family.
October 12, 2004
One of the best baseball players I've seen play in Atlanta,I send my sorrow to the family and friends and all the loved ones.
October 12, 2004
This guy was a tremendous competitor. Hopefully, this sad ending will provoke some people to get help if they need it. I loved watching him play the hot corner. May God Bless his soul.............RIP>>>>>>>
October 12, 2004
My prayers go out to the Caminiti Family. Ken you'll be missed "BUDDY"
October 12, 2004
Wow, an awesome baseball player and someone that my dad and my husband had to constantly listen to me talk about. Cammi, I sat near you and Nancy at the inaugural season for the Aeros, you are someone that had an incredible life and was blessed with three beautiful daughters. May GOD heal you, there's no more pain, no more depression. You are with the angels now. Guide your daughters and help them through this horrible loss. Cammi, you are forever in our hearts.
October 12, 2004
A talented player who will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family.
October 12, 2004
I know I speak for all the fans in san diego, my family, my children...Cammy was the greatest player who brought the thrill of baseball back to san diego, the way he played the game was the greatest and will never be matched...His intense love of the game, and watching him play is something we will never ever forget...now we know the answer to the song that played on the scoreboard as every woman in the stands at the Q stopped and watched this amazing ballplayer, whose face was adorable and could take your breath away.....WHERE HAVE ALL THE COWBOYS GONE ???....they are at peace with GOD and will never be forgotten here in san diego...
October 12, 2004
What a loss. One of my favorites as a Sandiego Padre. Walk in the path of the Lord and may you rest in the heavens above. You will be missed!

Fans forever The Torres'
Ada and Ricardo
October 12, 2004
I've been sad all day thinking about Ken. I never met him but I feel the loss. I wish things were different. But at least he is with God. One day we will all get to see him again.
October 12, 2004
i always enjoyed watching ken play, unfortunatly he always managed to make the cubs look bad..lol...i have missed watching his baseball skills since he retired....god bless and thanks for all the amazing plays i was fortunate enough to see
October 12, 2004
I am so saddened by Ken Caminiti's death and pray that his wife and daughters will find comfort in the Lord and the wonderful memories they will always have of Cammy. He was the most exciting, memorable baseball player I ever had the opportunity to watch. And I'll never forget him talking about his faith to a group of us fans after a Padres game and him sharing that when he had fallen to the lowest point in his life, he dropped to his knees and begged for the Lord to help him. I think his heart just couldn't take the pain and the demons anymore. Hopefully his courage in admitting abusing steroids and drugs, and his untimely death, will help deter many others from doing so. He's at peace now and I hope playing a mean third base for all eternity.
October 12, 2004
Such a profound loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Cami's family. I was fortunate to know Cami since childhood and will remember the fun times we had in a more innocent era. Thanks for the great memories Ken! RIP
October 12, 2004
Ken Caminiti was a man who had many personal demons that challenged him, but that he never quit battling those demons further attests to what the men who worked with him are quoted over and over as "having heart." As a baseball fan I appreciated his performance on the field with or against the team for which I was cheering.

The ballpark in heaven has another All-Star.
October 12, 2004
I was saddened to hear the news about Ken Caminiti this morning.

I remember one summer, passing time as 12 year old kids do, throwing balls at the street lights in the court. Kenny said, "Jimmy, give me that ball". He went to the end of the court, threw the ball and nailed the light which caused the lens to fall to the ground breaking into pieces as we took off running. That street light was broken all through our high school years. I always knew that Kenny was going to be a great all around athlete.
And he was.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Caminiti family.

Kenny, you will be missed by all those who knew you.
October 12, 2004
Glenn, Nancy, and the Caminiti family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My life was enriched by the time I spent with you and my love and prayers will be with you always.
October 12, 2004
So Sad, RIP
October 12, 2004
One of our '98's season heroes..
Our condolences to his family. We will always remember you Ken!
October 12, 2004
I did not know Ken as a friend. I knew him through a couple of his friends. When he would come out to Twin Creeks to hang out or play some softball, he was an everyday guy and you would not know that you were around someone who had reached the highest level of the great game of baseball and to top it off that he was an MVP. To see him you would think he was another guy coming out to watch his buddies. You shake your head when you hear about news like this. It is not suppose to happen. You realize how fragile life really is and not guarenteed. My deepest condolences to his family, his daughters and his truely real friends. Ken, have a great time up there and show them how to play the game. you will be thought of and missed. Take care of your daughters and let them know that you are with them.

Duff
October 12, 2004
My prayers are with the Caminiti family during the loss of this great man. He was my Hero.
October 12, 2004
My heart goes out to you Nancy and your beautiful daughters. We will sorely miss Cammy, but your pain is far worse. I hope God is with your whole family as you deal with this pain. I have no other words other than I am so sorry for your loss. I will always have the fond memories of hanging out at the Dome after the games waiting for Cammy to come out and harass my sister and I about spending too much money on his memorabilia. I will always remember the times he got towels for us out of the clubhouse because we were drenched from the rain waiting for him to come out and give us autographs, which he also got on our butts about. All that aside I remember the sparkle in his eyes and the heartfelt thanks you and Cammy gave us when we gave you the presents we bought when your first daughter was born. You and Cammy were genuinely sincere in your thanks. Cammy you were a true baseball player who played for the love of the game. I hope you and D.K. find each other on the great diamond in the sky and continue to play together. We love you and will miss you so much--GOODBYE RIFLEMAN--
October 12, 2004
I enjoyed following this man's carrer and successes from the day the Astros first caaled him up from AAA. I offer my deepest sympathies.
October 12, 2004
Ken Caminiti was the best 3rd baseman the baseball world will ever see. No one has ever played 3rd like he could. A very classy guy that always took the time to sign autographs, we will miss him.
October 12, 2004
So sad RIP
October 11, 2004
R.I.P. Ken. You were a great player and you will be missed by your fans always.
October 11, 2004
To Nancy and your children. Also to Mr. & Mrs. Caminit, Carrie and Glenn.
I went to Leigh High with Ken, Carrie and Glenn. I was shocked to hear this news on TV and wanted to call Carrie right away. I was alway happy to hear of Kens accomplishments and sad to hear of his struggles. He was a good person, with a terrific family. Our prayers are with with you all.
October 11, 2004
My deepest thoughts and prayers for the Caminiti family..Ken was a great guy from our high school day's up until his final years in MLB...I will never forget the day my boys met Kenny in Nashville on a rehab assignment with the Astros AAA Club and got to meet him personally it was a thrill for them.To this day they still have his signed bat hanging on there wall...Ken you will be dearly missed..May God be with you always

Chris Ibanez
October 11, 2004
My heart goes out to the Caminiti family. Although I didn't know Ken, I did have the pleasure of going to high school with his sister Carrie. I'm so sorry for your loss. God Bless
October 11, 2004
Caminiti Family I'm so sorry for your loss. Ken was such a great guy at Leigh High he always had time for his friends. I will miss him he was the best football player i ever saw.Here IN Iraq we feel your pain. God Bless and keep you.
October 11, 2004
what a sad , sad day. not only do we lose pat, but now ken in the same year. please. no mas.
October 11, 2004
Ken, you will always be known as the rifle man. I loved to sit on the third base line of the dome and watch you fire one across to Bagwell. You will be greatly missed and for those that didnt know you, you were a gentle teddy bear. I loved the way you would come out and talk to me after games. I loved it when we got the chance to share a few beers. And even when i wasnt looking for an autograph or anything you always had a kind word for me or even just a simple hello that would make my day. I will miss you as i am sure the rest of the baseball world will miss you. My prayers go out to Nancy and the girls and the rest of the family and friends of the Caminiti's.
October 11, 2004
Ken was a very good man and may god send peace to your soul. We all love you pops........
October 11, 2004
Ken Caminiti was one of the best third basemen of his generation. Watching him play against the Braves I had the pleasure of seeing one of the league's finest players and men. The poise and power he displayed in the batter's box were second only to the professionalism he showed throughout his career. Watching him play for and against the Braves was a treat and he will be missed by this baseball fan for many years to come.
October 11, 2004
May GOD bless the family during this time of bereavement. Ken, you were the best...RIP
October 11, 2004
Cammy brought the entire City of SD to pure elation! (Hey Cam-in-iti!!!)We will cherish the memories of his days in San Diego. And we will now pray for his three precious daughters! Hearts are crushed at the loss of an awesome baseball player, father, and man!!
October 11, 2004
Ken will forever be the best 3rd baseman! He was so exciting to watch on the field! I had the honor of meeting him a few times at autograph signings and he was always very nice to his fans! He even let me take a picture with him! I will forever cherish it! He will be greatly missed! My prayers go out to his whole family and may God bless you all in this time of sorrow!
October 11, 2004
I had the privilege of meeting Ken Caminiti a few years ago and his family. My prayers go to his wife and girls. They should always be proud of him.
October 11, 2004
Thank you for all the memories you have given me throughout the years. You are the reason why I decided to switch hit and play 3rd base. No matter if you had a good day or bad day, you still gave it your all. But now you are in a better place and my heart is with you always.
October 11, 2004
He will missed dearly as baseball player.
October 11, 2004
You will truly be missed, our prayers are with your family.
October 11, 2004
Ken was a good friend. I never knew Nancy or the girls, but he spoke of them with such passion. He loved hunting in Colorado in his huge truck....On a personal note, Nancy, Kenny loved you so much. I understand the problems, but he was so loved by everyone, especially his beautiful girls. You all do not deserve such a tragic ending. I am sorry. He is already sorely missed by loving fans and friends especially in Houston, San Diego and Atlanta.
Goodbye Kenny, millions will miss you for years to come.
October 11, 2004
The first time I seen Ken was during a Atlanta Brave game..he was a great player and a termendious athlete. Ken will deffintly be missed. I send my condolences to Kens family and friends.
Love Stephanie
October 11, 2004
I am saddened for you (the family) in your loss. My prayers are with you and know that Christ loves you and can give you the peace you need in the days to come.
Mike
October 11, 2004
Cami,
You will be missed! May G-D comfort your family among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
October 11, 2004
May God bless you Ken.Rest in peace!
October 11, 2004
The Feild Of Dreams has added a new Third Basemen! May his smile always shine Bright down on us all!
October 11, 2004
My dad raised me on baseball and to recognize talent. He'd point out the players that played with grit and heart. Caminiti will be missed. He was a great player in the old mold of play hard, play tough, play to win. I too battled the sins of drug abuse and know the demons it can create. May God hold the family close to His heart and bring them peace.
October 11, 2004
To Caminiti family, close friends, former team members and business associates: May you find comfort knowing that Ken is now at peace and free from all his troubles. His memories will live forever. God be with you all and our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
October 11, 2004
Baseball has lost one of it's best. He will be greatly missed.
October 11, 2004
We were very saddened to hear of Ken's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Caminiti family, his wife and daughters. We were able to see Ken play ball here in San Diego in 96 and 98. What an Exceptional base ball player he was!!! He had enormous talent and played with heart. We will always remember him when he recieved the MVP. He made it a point to come around to the fans and express his love of the game. What exceptional nights there were when he played!!. Thank you Ken!! May God welcome a great player onto his field.
October 11, 2004
May God bless you and be with your family and friends during this hard time. You will always be remembered as one of the greats! Hold out your arms, for God is reaching out, offering eternal life!! Rest in Peace!!!
October 11, 2004
You will be missed Ken. May God bless your family you can now enjoy the Field of Dreams.
October 11, 2004
Ken was such an awesome player and person. Thanks for the memories! Our hearts go out to his family.God bless them all and may they find comfort in knowing he is in a better place.
October 11, 2004
I am saddened by the loss of Ken. My heart goes out to Nancy, especially their kids, Glenn, Ken's sister and parents. I remember Ken very well from our high school days, playing baseball together. He was such an excellent athelete in every sport he played. I always envied Ken's athletic ability. I followed his career, and always wanted to tell him how proud I was of him. I guess chances go by too quickly. His good nature will be something I will always remember.
October 11, 2004
I'm praying for the comfort of family and friends.
October 11, 2004
Kenny,
You had a heart as beautiful as your smile. I,m so proud to call you my friend. I will always carry with me the memories of our childhood. My thoughts and prayers are with your parents, your brother Glen, and Nancy and your beautiful girls. May peace be with you.
October 11, 2004
My heart goes to the Caminiti family. As an ex-teammate in school and Little League, you brought joy and enthusiasm to the sport that we both loved. My wife still has fond thoughts of you the first year you came up from Tucson to play the Giants at the ‘Stick in 1987 and I introduced her to you. The graciousness you showed is how all people should remembered by. You will be missed.
October 11, 2004
My heartfelt prayers go out to Ken's daughters and family...Words at this time cannot be much comfort but know that hundreds of people care and Ken is finally at peace.
Lisa
October 11, 2004
Condolences to the family. My family watched his career take off when he was with the Padres- such a great player. In high school, he was always such a nice guy. God Bless you all.
October 11, 2004
Whatever his off the field shortcomings may have been, his on-field legacy will stand the test of time. Rest in peace, Mr. Caminiti.
October 11, 2004
May the Peace and comfort of the Lord rest upon the Caminiti Family.
October 11, 2004
May God bless your family and friends in this sad time. You will be missed.Rest in PEACE KEN.
October 11, 2004
My condolences go out to the Caminiti family. Ken was a friend of mine whom I had the pleasure of knowing and playing with at San Jose State. It saddens me like everyone that someone who was so caring of others is gone.

I hope in memory of Ken that the SJSU family never forgets what he brought to the program because he was by far the best that we ever had.
God Bless
October 11, 2004
RIP
October 11, 2004
Sending our deepest sympathy to the "CAMINITI" family. He sure was a Hero to us.
October 11, 2004
May God bring those you've left behind strength and faith to move forward without you in their lives.
God Speed, you will be missed by many!
October 11, 2004
ken caminiti was an awesome baseball player and will be missed. may god be with him and his family.
October 11, 2004
My dearest prayers are with the Caminiti family. I will always remember playing outside with Ken and Glen and my brothers and sisters. I was so proud of Ken and all the acomplishments he had made. Ken was there for me for the loss of my husband and i promise his family i will be there in the loss of him. May God bless you all and my dearest love is with you all. Love Donna, Erick, Raquel and Natalie.
October 11, 2004
I am deeply saddened for the loss of a great baseball player and fellow classmate at Leigh High. God Bless the Caminiti family.
October 11, 2004
My siblings and I went to Leigh High School with the Caminitis and the Smiths. It was neat to see someone from our alma mater doing so well in their career. My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and the Caminiti family through this difficult time. It is apparent, through the number of entries in the guest book, that Ken touched a lot of people's lives. What a special gift he has given all of us. Rest in peace, Ken.
October 11, 2004
Ken was always fun to watch, even if it was against my Giants. I was fortunate enough to be out on the field with him at SJSU (San Jose State) as batboy for the team during his college years. Even after not seeing him for a peroid of time while in the minors or Houston, he was always glad to see me when I could see him at Candlestick Park. One of my best photos that I'm proud to have taken was one of Ken's Home Runs for SJSU.
You'll always be remembered Ken
October 11, 2004
To the Caminiti Family:

The world shares in the greif and saddnesss at the loss of your loved one.
October 11, 2004
Ken Caminiti will always be my favorite baseball player (San Diego Padres, #21). Sending hugs and prayers to your family.
God bless you always.
October 11, 2004
was sad to here this I remeber him as a kid growing up we ran around in the same neighborhood I watch his career from afar my heart goes out to all of his family.
October 11, 2004
Ken played the game, the way the game was supposed to be played.
I looked up to him and admired his intensity, and passion for the game.
Ken Caminiti was a baseball player. I consider myself priviledged to have seen him play.
October 11, 2004
my heart goes out to mr caminiti family and friends. i had the thrill of meeting him 3 times. the last time at the padres last game at the q. he was kind to take a picture with me.i wish he knew how touched i was. to mr john moores, thank-you for having mr caminiti at those last games, and for seeing him for the good person he was. god bless his family. with love and prayers,lee rene.
October 11, 2004
To all of the Caminiti's: I grew up the youngest sister of the Towner boys, and across the street from the Ross's (right down the street from the Caminiti's.) I used to love to watch all of them play baseball across the street at Leigh HS with the Caminiti's - what great childhood memories those were. I was saddened by the news this morning. May God bless all of you and give you peace.
October 11, 2004
We will all remember Ken's toughness and determination on the field, and we pray that his family will find strength in the memory of his qualities. The Baseball Nation is saddened at his passing.
October 11, 2004
ken was a great friend in high school and we had some good times. A few years ago when he was in town he autographed so cards for my sons, they were thrilled. He will be missed. My wishs go out to his family.
October 11, 2004
KEN, YOU WERE THE BEST,THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.
October 11, 2004
Rest in peace Ken you were a great player and a great person my prayers are with you and your family.
October 11, 2004
To the Caminiti Family my prayers are with you all at your time of pain.
October 11, 2004
We'll miss you Cammy. May GOD bless you and your family.
October 11, 2004
To Nancy, the girls and the Caminiti family: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. He is no longer struggling and is finally at peace.
October 11, 2004
I am so very sad to hear of Kennys passing. I think of Kenny so often, I think of he and Nancy. Casey and I "Double-dated" with them on their first date. We went to the Winchester Drive-in's. Nancy and I grew up together, Kenny was her first love. We all loved him. He was as beautiful on the inside as on the outside.
Many prayers from me to his family. Much Love to Nancy and the girls. The world has just lost such a kind soul. So many of my friends have already passed from similar circumstances. I pray for them too. Love always, Christy McCue
October 11, 2004
Ken, once proud Houston Astro, great ball player, may you rest in peace and live forever in the peace of the lord
October 11, 2004
Ken was one of my favorite baseball players. He showed excellence on the field and had a special talent. Good or bad he was just like any another person going through life's struggles. May his soul rest in peace. God Bless.
October 11, 2004
May you rest in peace and may god be with your family thru this sad time, you will be missed.
October 11, 2004
May You Rest In Peace.May God Bless You.
October 11, 2004
Ken, you will be missed. You were good to BaseBall and it was good to you
October 11, 2004
Ken,May God Bless You And Watch Over Your Family.REST IN PEACE.
October 11, 2004
Ken was one of my favorite baseball players, I am very sad, my prayers are out to his daughters and family...
October 11, 2004
The memories of Ken will be missed. We will always remember the good times, Zack my husband had with Ken & the guys at the Car Shows with his HOT ROD & motorcycle Pink & Black it was fine. Also times at the Rod Shop in Houston. He is Special to my family. Our thoughts & prayers go out to Nancy & the girls. Friends-Zack, Nita, Callie & Tiffany Arriola
October 11, 2004
With much regret to the Camineti family. As a mother I feel your pain. Your son is resting now in peace with no more sadness in his heart. He was a wonderful person and a very kind man. All our prayers are now with the family for Ken has found his way home...
October 11, 2004
As a true baseball fan I am sadden when the sport looses one of its own. My prayers are with the Caminiti family.
October 11, 2004
Caminiti was a great baseball player. May he rest in peace. My heart and prayers go out to The Caminiti Family Memebers.
October 11, 2004
My prayers are with the Caminiti family. He was in some of my classes at Leigh HS. He was a great athletic (football, baseball, and basketball) and I loved to watch him play in HS. I enjoyed watching him play for the Major League Baseball. I was dumbfounded to hear the news and I felt so sad. God will take good care of him.
October 11, 2004
My Brother(Victor Armstead) and I wish to send our condolances to the family. It is a sad time. We will continue to celebrate his life for we have the memories. I will remember looking back up at him in the stands at our high school graduation and seeing the smile of satisfaction on his face. For Ken, all was good in the world. We will all miss him as a father to his daughters, as a Son to his Parents, as a childhood friend and as a Player. God Bless
October 11, 2004
Rest in Peace, God Bless your family.
October 11, 2004
I'll never forget watching you play the sport you loved. Your strength I admired, and your winning personality. The first time I met you face to face, I'll never forget. You were in my house, when I came home from work, unwinding in the music studio, and signing a stack of baseball cards for my family in 2003. I would have never thought that would be the last time I would ever see you alive. It's been a real pleasure meeting you and hope you put a good word in for me on the other side. One Love Ken, Chris
October 11, 2004
I am so saddened to hear the news about Kenny. I watched him go from a skinny little boy at Lone Hill Elementary to becoming the MVP. He was truly an amazing player. A special note to Glen - I'm so proud to be able to say I grew up with Glen Caminiti, Ken's brother. You have been my friend since 3rd grade and always will be my friend.
October 11, 2004
May God Bless you, your at peace with the Lord.
October 11, 2004
GOD BLESS YOU!
October 11, 2004
Although I didn't know Ken personally, I worked with both of his parents at Lockheed in Sunnyvale. Calif. Ken's mom was our department admin. I just remember how proud his parents were of him and how excited we all were for them both when Ken made it to the majors. My prayers go out to the entire Caminiti family.
October 11, 2004
I went to school with Ken. Everybody loved him. He was voted the "best of" in so many catergories...baseball was only one of the things I will remember him for.
October 11, 2004
Nancy & daughters, Glenn, sister and parents. I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. My heart goes out to you. I'm honored to of known Kenny and all of you. It seems like just yesterday we were at Leigh High and dreaming about the future. God bless you all.
October 11, 2004
Ken, thanks for the great memories and the unparalleled display of professionalism on the field. May the peace of God embrace your family during this time.
October 11, 2004
to the family, ken was as good a man as he was a player we will never forget him. I hope that you find peace in god to lead you through troubled times. youll meet again someday.
October 11, 2004
My condolences go to the family and friends of Ken Caminiti. I was in Houston in 1987 when he played his first game as an Astro. I still remember all the excitement that surrounded him joining the team. I watched his career with great interest and was happy to see all the success he earned in the game. He's truly a baseball great. I pray that he's at peace and that God's love surrounds all those who loved him.
October 11, 2004
Ken,
You are one of my favorite all time ball players. The intensity in your eyes was a sight to behold. May you find peace.
October 11, 2004
As a former resident of Houston and an avid Astros fan to this day, I will always remember with a warm spot in my heart the incredible enthusiasm and play of Ken Caminiti. My prayers are with the family, friends and former teammates of Ken.
October 11, 2004
I won't forget that game in Florida when Caminiti threw the guy out from his rear end. That just shows the hard working individual he was. He will be missed.
October 11, 2004
My thoughts and prayers are with Ken's family. I had the great pleasure of watching Ken and his siblings grow up, playing Little League Baseball with my brothers. He went far from a little kid in San Jose to the big leagues by working hard and knowing what he wanted. It's because of men like this that my son wants to play baseball. You will be missed.
October 11, 2004
I was shocked to hear of this great loss to baseball. We loved watching him play throughout his career. Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time in your lives. He will be truely missed. Tommy, Frannie, Gage and Sean Eidson
October 11, 2004
GOD BLESS YOU
October 11, 2004
Ken was one of the kindest, most giving people I have ever known. I had the privilege of being friends with him and his family in Houston. I'm so deeply saddened at his death, but know that he is in a better place. My heart goes out to his daughters, Nancy and his family. His legacy will live on.
October 11, 2004
October 11, 2004
May God Bless and be with the Caminiti family through this sad time of loosing a love one.

Diane Randall (Atlanta, GA)
October 11, 2004
Ken Caminiti was one of the hardest working baseball players I've ever seen. He always seemed like he came to the ballpark ready to play and looked like he had left it all out there when the game was over. My prayers are certainly with his family during their time of loss. He will be missed.
October 11, 2004
Prayers and blessings to your family and friends and fans. You were loved by many. Our Lord has chosen another dear angel for his heavens.
October 11, 2004
October 11, 2004
My prayers are with the Caminiti family. I enjoyed watching and cheering for Ken while he was on his stint with the Atlanta Braves. He was a fine ball player, positive and hard working and a verifiable role model for my son. May Ken be in heaven looking down on us...watching us...guiding us!
October 11, 2004
October 11, 2004
The Caminiti family are in my prayer, For God is not to be questioned!!!!!!!! He is in a much better place.
October 11, 2004
God Bless, we shall never forget you. May the Lord be with your family.
October 11, 2004
God bless. I am sorry for your lost. bless you and your family.
October 11, 2004
Cammy was one of the best players the Padres ever had. We will miss such a talented and handsome ball player. Condolences to the Caminiti family and close friends. God Bless.
October 11, 2004
You were an awesome player, but you were an even more awesome father. What I will remember about you is your deep love for your daughters and how your eyes would light up every time you talked about them.
May God be with you and your family.
October 11, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will be missed immensely. Love, Antoine & Ky'erra
October 11, 2004
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Caminiti family at this time. May God bless your family and friends. I enjoyed watching you play as an Atlanta Brave.
October 11, 2004
i am sending my condolences to your family i am a bid fan of baseball may god be with all of you.
October 11, 2004
I enjoyed watching him play when he was with the Braves. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
October 11, 2004
OUR PRAYER GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
October 11, 2004
My prayers go out to the Caminiti family. He will be missed!
October 11, 2004
My prayers are with Ken Caminiti's family. I was privileged to see him play when he was in san diego..what a player! baseball at it's best along with Tony Gwynn. Cammy did a huge service to young men and women everywhere when he heroicaly declared his use of steroids..how many lives he's saved and as his legacy of honesty, will save..God Bless
October 11, 2004
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will be missed immensely.
October 11, 2004
I am a avid sports fan and when any player passes away it is such a huge void .... God Bless the entire family.

Peace
October 11, 2004
Thanks for the memories, may God help your family in this time of lost. Thank you for taking care of your fans, you truly were a great slugger, and a great human being. God bless. Benjamin Cordero (Tampa)
October 11, 2004
Ken, may God Bless You.A tragic loss at such a young age. Thanks for the memories... I enjoyed watching you play.
October 11, 2004
Ken was one of my all time favorite players. Our prayers are with his family.
October 11, 2004
My prayers go out to the family and
friends of Mr. Ken Caminiti. He will be miss very much in the sport
world
October 11, 2004
WHAT A GREAT PLAYER AND PERSON YOU WERE. I REMEMBER MEETING YOU IN ATLANTA WHEN YOU PLAYED FOR THE BRAVES. YOU WERE AWESOME. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. A HAPPY FAN
October 11, 2004
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ken Caminiti's family and friends.
October 11, 2004
October 11, 2004
The baseball world will always remember and appreciate Ken's strong work ethic and numerous contributions to the sport. . . My thoughts and prayers are with the Caminiti family.
October 11, 2004
I am praying for you and your family.
October 11, 2004
I was stunned to hear on the day your 2 former teams battled. You will be remembered. RIP - we miss you already.
October 11, 2004
October 11, 2004
From our family to yours you will be in our eternal prayers.

The Sadlers...
October 11, 2004
TO THE CAMINITI FAMILY,
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.MAY GOD COMFORT AND BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU .
October 11, 2004
A great player has been retired and will greatly be missed. My heart feeling condolences go to the Caminiti family and for them to keep him in their hearts like all of his fans will. God Bless.
October 11, 2004
will be sadly missed by all that knew and grew with him through out the years... god bless
October 11, 2004
Ken, you was a great baseball player. I hope that you find peace on the other side. God Bless
October 11, 2004
TO the family let not your heart be trouble keep your faith in God the one who will continue to bless you as He has promise to wipe all tears from your eyes be bless keep your eyes on the prize which is Jesus Christ.
October 11, 2004
Our warmest sympathies to his family! God Bless you All !!!
October 11, 2004
Ken Caminiti is and always will be my favorite baseball player. Watching him play third base for the Padres was one of the highlights of my life. We'll miss you, Ken.
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