In the early afternoon of October 10, 2004, Caminiti was in the apartment of his friend in The Bronx , New York City, after being in the bathroom to have a speedball of cocaine and heroin , Caminiti came out and collapsed on the floor.  At 3:36 pm a 911 call was made while Caminiti was going into cardiac arrest. Caminiti died at Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx at 6:45 pm. Preliminary news reports indicated he died of a heart attack ,  but the autopsy results stated that "acute intoxication due to the combined effects of cocaine and opiates" caused his death, with coronary artery disease and cardiac hypertrophy (an enlarged heart ) as contributing factors.  Media coverage of Caminiti's death was almost completely overshadowed by that of actor Christopher Reeve , who also died in New York City the same day as Caminiti.
The next year, Bonds's offensive production reached even higher levels, breaking not only his own personal records but several major league records. In the Giants' first 50 games in 2001, he hit 28 home runs, including 17 in May—a career high.  This early stretch included his 500th home run hit on April 17 against Terry Adams of the Los Angeles Dodgers .   He also hit 39 home runs by the All-star break (a major league record), drew a major league record 177 walks, and had a .515 on-base average, a feat not seen since Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams over forty years earlier. Bonds's slugging percentage was a major league record .863  (411 total bases in 476 at-bats), and, most impressively, he ended the season with a major league record 73 home runs. 
There are elevators that go from the press box to a lobby area of the stadium, which we walk through to get to the locker rooms. After games there’s a mix of fans, media people, security, and others passing through that area. It’s typically busy and noisy in there. As I was walking through the security checkpoint to head toward the locker rooms, I faintly heard my name being yelled, and I identified McGloin’s brother from his Twitter bio, yelling at me like a maniac from around 30 feet away. I couldn’t exactly decipher what he was saying because I was hustling to get to the head coach’s press conference in time, but there was a “scumbag” mixed in there.