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Marqhead
02-19-2012, 03:48 PM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/story/_/id/7592222/former-all-star-outfielder-mike-cameron-retires-17-years

Marqhead
02-19-2012, 03:48 PM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/spring2012/story/_/id/7592222/former-all-star-outfielder-mike-cameron-retires-17-years

Brian26
02-19-2012, 03:57 PM
You just beat me to this. A big part of Sox history for what he brought back.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120219&content_id=26754352&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

Marqhead
02-19-2012, 04:02 PM
You just beat me to this. A big part of Sox history for what he brought back.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120219&content_id=26754352&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

I beat you to it twice!

I remember his best game at Sox Park, too bad he was playing for the Mariners.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/05022002.shtml

RKMeibalane
02-19-2012, 04:24 PM
I beat you to it twice!

I remember his best game at Sox Park, too bad he was playing for the Mariners.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/05022002.shtml

That was a remarkable game, as he narrowly missed another home run, and took a grand slam away from Magglio Ordonez. What's interesting is that some people tried to use that single game as proof that the Sox were wrong to trade him to the Reds following the 1998 season. Considering that Paul Konerko came to the Sox in the same trade, I'd say the Sox did okay.

pudge
02-19-2012, 04:57 PM
Up until the last year so, people still debated that trade, which is about the dumbest thing I can imagine. I don't see how we'd have the last and only World Series in our lifetimes without that trade.

Amazing how fast time flies, I remember being in a college library distracting myself from studying when the deal hit the wire. I didn't love the idea of losing Cameron, but I thought he whiffed far too often and didn't have nearly enough power to compensate, and when I read the reports on Konerko, I was 100% in favor of it. This was the late '90s when the Sox weren't going anywhere anyway, and I think they had acquired Rowand shortly before this deal (or maybe shortly after).

In retrospect, maybe the biggest trade in my years of being a Sox fan.

doublem23
02-19-2012, 06:30 PM
This was the late '90s when the Sox weren't going anywhere anyway, and I think they had acquired Rowand shortly before this deal (or maybe shortly after).

In retrospect, maybe the biggest trade in my years of being a Sox fan.

The Sox picked Rowand in the 1st round of the draft in the summer of 1998. The Sox got Konerko from the Reds in November 1998. Paul broke with the Sox out of camp in 1999 and has been around ever since. Rowand made his MLB debut 2 years later, in 2001.

gobears1987
02-19-2012, 07:20 PM
He led to the biggest Sox trade in my lifetime.