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José Canseco

MLB Player José Canseco

Full Name: José Canseco Capas Jr.
Profession: MLB Player

Nationality:
United States of America
American
Cuba
Cuban

Why Famous: Canseco was one of the top Major League Baseball power hitters, though since leaving the game he has often remained in the limelight.

Perhaps most notably, Canseco courted controversy after admitting to having used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his MLB career and, moreover, claimed that the vast majority of players do so also.

This was published in his autobiographical tell-all book: 'Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big.'

Born: July 2, 1964
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Age: 57 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1986-11-25 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1988-07-31 Oakland DH Jose Canseco smacks 2 home runs off Scott Bankhead in A's 6-2 win over Seattle Mariners; becomes first MLB player to hit 30 HRs in first 3 years
  • 1988-08-06 Oakland A's outfielder Jose Canseco becomes 11th MLB player to record 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season
  • 1988-09-23 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
  • 1988-11-16 Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson
  • 1990-06-27 Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oak A's contract
  • 1991-05-10 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving singer Madonna's apartment
  • 1991-05-13 Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco
  • 1991-07-29 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
  • 1992-02-13 Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
  • 1992-03-30 Man accidentally backs into Oakland A's Jose Canseco's $225,000 Lamborghini
  • 1992-08-11 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
  • 1993-05-26 In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run
  • 1993-05-29 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
  • 1993-06-28 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm

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