Camacho, a favorite of manager Pat Corrales, set an Indians record with 23 saves in 1984, though few came easy. Relying on a 90-mph fastball and little else, his career was derailed by a fragile arm and a psyche to match. He missed most of 1985 due to elbow surgery, but recovered in 1986 to save 20 games. His start in 1987 was so dreadful that he was booed even while warming up in the bullpen. He once said that he suffered headaches on the mound because he never blinked while pitching. Whatever the reason, he recorded just two more saves from the start of the 1987 season through the end of his career in 1990, when he appeared in eight games for the Giants and six for the Cardinals.
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