Cam Carreon

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Camilo Carreon
Catcher
Born: (1937-08-06)August 6, 1937
Colton, California
Died: September 2, 1987(1987-09-02) (aged 50)
Tucson, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 27, 1959 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 8, 1966 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average .264
Home runs 11
Runs batted in 114
Teams

Camilo Carreon (August 6, 1937 – September 2, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball player from 1959 to 1966 for the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles. His son Mark was also a Major League player.

Carreon made his major league debut on September 27, 1959, and played in just the one game for the White Sox that season. He was late reporting to Sarasota, Florida for spring training in 1960, because of service in the U.S. Army.[1] In June 1960 he was hitting .270 with San Diego Padres (PCL) of the Pacific Coast League.[2] Carreon hit a two-run single off Whitey Ford to give Juan Pizarro a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees on August 15, 1961. The second-inning hit enabled the White Sox to break a 14-game winning streak by Ford.[3] His best season was in 1963, when he played in 101 games and had a .274 batting average. The White Sox placed Carreon on the disabled list on July 3, 1964 after he tore tendons in his right arm.[4] He was part of a three-way trade with the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Athletics. In the spring of 1965, Carreon was listed as the Indians' second-string catcher, behind Joe Azcue.[5] He was one of five players assigned by Cleveland to the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League in October 1965.[6]

Carreon is buried in the Hermosa Memorial Cemetery in Colton, California.[7]

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  1. ^ Donovan Pitches In His First Drill, New York Times, March 8, 1960, Page 39.
  2. ^ Yankees Now Dismiss White Sox As Contenders in Pennant Race, New York Times, June 21, 1960, Page 40.
  3. ^ Pizarro Wins, 2-1, On Carreon's Hit, New York Times, August 16, 1961, Page 23.
  4. ^ Injury Sidelines Carreon, New York Times, July 4, 1964, Page 17.
  5. ^ American League, New York Times, February 21, 1965, Page S2.
  6. ^ Indians Drop Five Men, New York Times, October 17, 1965, Page S6.
  7. ^ Camilo 'Cam' Carreon at Find a Grave

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