Mike Cameron

Michael Terrance Cameron (born January 8, 1973 in LaGrange, Georgia) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers. Mike Cameron attended LaGrange High School in LaGrange, Georgia and was a moderate student and a letterman in baseball. Cameron was drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox in 1991. In the minor leagues, he was in danger of losing his sight when his eye socket was almost fractured by a flying ball. His major league debut took place on August 27, 1995 with the White Sox. In 1997 he won a starting job as the team's regular center fielder. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Paul Konerko in 1998. Along with 3 other players he was traded to the Seattle Mariners for Ken Griffey, Jr. before the 2000 season. Cameron tied a major league record on May 2, 2002 when he hit four home runs in one game. In his fifth at-bat, he hit one to the warning track, just missing what would have been a record setting fifth home run. He played in the All-Star Game in 2001 and has reached the postseason twice and won the Gold Glove Award in 2001 and 2003 for his defensive play in the outfield. He led all major league center fielders in range factor (3.42)
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