MLB: They reveal that the deceased former Astros third baseman suffered sexual abuse in his childhood

More than 18 years have passed since Ken Caminiti He lost his life as a result of an overdose. However, his story continues to give something to talk about and new investigations have revealed that the former MLB player was a victim of sexual abuse in his childhood. The late former third baseman for teams like the Houston Astros had a complicated professional career and life that was filled with excesses of drugs and alcohol.

Ken Caminiti will have his biography embodied in the book ‘Playing Through the Pain’ by Dan Good and it will tell a complicated chapter in the life of the ex-ball player in which it is said that he suffered sexual abuse as a child.

Good took on the task of interviewing more than 400 sources to capture the life of the former third baseman and thanks to this it was possible to reveal that Caminiti was abused by an older man when he was a high school student in San Jose, California.

According to the book, which will be published on May 31, Ken kept his abuse a secret from his family, but tried to vent his dark past when he was in a rehabilitation center as an adult.

Ken Caminiti had a life full of excesses that affected his performance in the MLB. After playing for teams like the Houston Astros and the San Diego Padres, he lost his life from an overdose on October 10, 2004.


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MLB: They reveal that the deceased former Astros third baseman suffered sexual abuse in his childhood