Saturday ceremony will feature video tribute

Updated: October 14, 2004, 9:39 AM ET

HOUSTON -- Houston Astros players say they want to pay tribute to former teammate Ken Caminiti, who died in New York over the weekend.

The tribute is scheduled for Saturday's NLCS game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

It will feature a video tribute and a moment of silence. There also was a moment of silence before Wednesday's Game 1 in St. Louis.

The slugging Gold Glove third baseman was the 1996 National League MVP with the San Diego Padres. He played for the Astros twice over a 15-year career in which he struggled with substance abuse and legal troubles.

Astros stars Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio were among Caminiti's teammates and friends.

Caminiti failed four drug tests during his probation for a 2002 cocaine possession conviction. He served 189 days in jail and drug treatment programs before his release earlier this month.

A ruling is still pending on what killed the 41-year-old Caminiti, but his agent says he apparently died of a heart attack.

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