MVP Ken Caminiti, 41, dies.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ken Caminiti, the 1996 National League MVP who later admitted using steroids during his major league baseball career, died Sunday. He was 41.
Caminiti died of a heart attack in New York City, said his
agent-lawyer Rick Licht. The city medical examiner's office said an autopsy would be performed Monday, spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said.
"I'm still in shock," San Diego Padres general manager Kevin
Towers said. "He was one of my favorite all-time players."
His 15-year big league career ended in 2001, five seasons after he led the Padres to a division title and was a unanimous pick for MVP. Caminiti batted .272 with 239 homers and 983 RBIs with Houston, San Diego, Texas and Atlanta.