Mike Cameron, the popular outfielder who played four seasons with the Seattle Mariners, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Mariners Opening Night on Friday, April 13, against the Oakland Athletics. Game time is 7:10pm. Pregame festivities will start at approximately 6:30pm.
Cameron played with the Mariners from 2000-2003, coming over from the Cincinnati Reds in the Ken Griffey Jr. trade. During his time in Seattle, Cameron won two Gold Gloves and started in the outfield in the 2001 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Safeco Field.
Cameron wowed Mariners fans with his highlight reel catches in center field, including robbing Derek Jeter of a home run on April 7, 2000, a moment that cemented Cameron's place in the hearts of Seattle fans. Cameron also set a single-game home run record with four homers in four consecutive at-bats on May 2, 2002 at Chicago.
Cameron announced his retirement from baseball in February, ending his 17-year Major League career.
More details about Seattle Mariners 2012 Opening Night festivities will be announced as the date approaches. Tickets for Opening Night and all games on the Mariners 2012 schedule are still available. Fans can buy tickets with no service charge at the Safeco Field box office and at Mariners Team Stores (Bellevue Square, Southcenter Mall, Alderwood Mall, and at 4th and Stewart in downtown Seattle). Tickets are also available at www.mariners.com, at Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, or by calling 1-888-SEA-HITS.