Former Mariner Mike Cameron Retires After 17-Year Career

Former Seattle Mariner Mike Cameron spent four season's playing for the M's, but announced on Sunday that he is retiring from baseball after seventeen years in the league.

Cameron was a 17th-round pick of the Chicago White Sox back 1991, playing center field for several seasons on the south side of the Windy City before being traded to the Reds. Cameron joined the Seattle Mariners as part of the trade that sent Ken Griffey Jr. to his hometown Cincinnati Reds.

While with the Mariners, Cameron became the 13th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in a game, smashing four out of the park against the White Sox back on May 2, 2002. Cameron also spent time with the New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, And Florida Marlins.

Cameron finally hangs them up with a .249 career batting average, 279 home runs, 297steals, and an even 1,700 career hits.

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