Tip of the Cap to a Great Career Cammy

The Seattle Mariners would like to salute Mike Cameron on a wonderful 17-year Major League career and thank him for helping make so many memories in his four years in a Mariners uniform. Cameron announced his retirement from baseball today.

From 2000 to 2003, there was a four-year stretch at Safeco Field where not many balls found the turf in center field. Cameron wowed the Mariners faithful with his numerous home run saving catches and his passion for the game. In addition to being a team leader, Cameron was a winner, helping lead Seattle to a 393-255 record (.606 winning percentage) during his tenure in Seattle.

Mike Cameron spent a lot of time hanging above the wall in center field at Safeco Field. (Jed Jacobsohn/ALLSPORT)

As a Mariner he was an All-Star in 2001, won a pair of gold gloves and set the single-game home run record with four longballs May 2, 2002 at Chicago (AL). He hit .256 with 115 doubles, 19 triples, 87 home runs and 344 RBI in 610 games with the Mariners.

Here are a two of his many highlights during his illustrious playing career (click on photos for video highlights):

4/7/00 - Mike Cameron makes a spectacular catch in center to rob Derek Jeter of a home run early in the 2000 season.

5/2/02 - Mike Cameron ties the Major League record, hitting four homers in his first four-at bats against the White Sox.

Thanks for the memories Cammy!

- JE

10 Comments

Have a great retirement!! Seattle is behind you in whatever you do.

Cameron was an awsome player and very fan friendly. I rember when they beat the white sox at the safe because he was the one that was the winning run. And after the game he ran in the dugout and ran out too center field and jumped up on the fence and sprayed us all sitting there with champagne and we partied in the stands for 45 mins. Thanks Cammy you were the best and always one of my favs.

It takes someone special to walk into the house that Griffey built and take over his position on and off the field. You’re a class act Cammy… thanks!

I have to agree, Cameron was an amazing player both on and off the field. He always seemed to care about the fans, and the sport. I recall many times having the chance to briefly talk to him at spring training while he signed autographs. Its a shame to see him retire but nice to see him do it on his own accord.

In his fifth AB during the 4 homer game he crushed the ball and it was caught at the wall in center field. It may have even been robbed, I don’t recall, but it was a couple feet away from breaking the record.

I remember how worried he was about coming in to replace Junior. He was worried that he might be unwelcome because of how much we loved Griffey. I didn’t get to see his first game, but I heard that the fans gave him a standing ovation when he was introduced. I have always hoped that that was true. I always felt like Cammy was happy to be here and I loved the way he played the game. I am sorry that he is calling it quits–it seems so soon. I wish him a “happily ever after” in whatever he decides to do now.

Thanks, Cammy. I loved you and I will always remember you and your smile!

Cammyz Ko! My wife and I was at a game, and we had seats right behind the dugout. My wife was trying to get A-Rods attention, and he did not even turn around to acknowledge his fans. Cammy heard my wife and some other fans yelling at A-Rod, and he came out. He posed for pictures and the fans thanked him! Meanwhile A-Rod did not even turn around the whole time. Thank You Cammy!… I Hope You See This … Thanks Again for being “REAL!!!”

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