Seattle Mariners legend and son go viral with great moment on Thursday

The Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Thursday afternoon in Oakland. With the win, the M's climbed to 36-28 on the year, won another series and lead the American League West by 5.0 games.

But as good as the play on the field was, perhaps the best moment came before the game when Mariners legend Mike Cameron exchanged lineup cards with his son Daz.

Daz is an outfielder for the A's.

Gary Hill Jr. of the Mariners radio station posted the photo on social media:

Mike Cameron and Daz Cameron swap their lineups

Mike Cameron has taken on a special assignment for the organization and attends Major League games from time to time, no doubt wanting to miss the chance to see his son play in person.

Cameron did the impossible for most Mariners fans: he replaced Ken Griffey Jr. in center field. After Griffey was traded to the Reds in 2000 for Cameron and a host of others, Cameron became an instant fan favorite. In his four years with the M's, he helped the team make the playoffs twice and appeared in the 2001 All-Star Game. In those four years with the M's, he won two Gold Gloves and hit 25 home runs in both 2001 and 2002.

In addition to the Mariners, he also played for the Chicago White Sox, Reds, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins during his 17-year career.

He won a total of three Gold Gloves, stole 297 bases and had a career hitting average of .249.

Daz Cameron, 27, was selected No. 37 overall by the Houston Astros in the 2015 draft. He played parts of four seasons with the Tigers and A's. His career batting average is .206.

The Mariners play against the Royals on Friday night.

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