Jose Canseco

Baseball Player
Born Jul 2, 1964

José Canseco Capas, Jr., is a Cuban-American professional baseball outfielder, and designated hitter in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Oakland Athletics (1985–1992, 1997) Texas Rangers (1992–1994), Boston Red Sox (1995–1996), Toronto Blue Jays (1998), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1999–2000), New York Yankees (2000) and Chicago White Sox (2001).… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on July 2, 1964.


1982 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He graduated in 1982 and was drafted by the Oakland Athletics.


Canseco started the 1985 season with the Class-AA Huntsville Stars and became known as "Parkway Jose", for his long home runs (25 in half a season), that went close to the Memorial Parkway behind Joe Davis Stadium.
1986 - 1988 4 More Events
1989 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, Canseco missed all but 65 of the regular season games with a broken wrist, despite not playing a single game in the first half of the season he was voted as a starting outfielder for the American League All Star team and he still managed to hit 17 home runs as the Athletics won their first World Series since 1974, beating the San Francisco Giants in four games. … Read More
1990 - 1991 2 More Events
1992 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 13, 1992, he was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly ramming his then-wife Esther's BMW with his Porsche. … Read More


1994 - 1998 5 More Events
1999 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Canseco went to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1999, and he took the American League by storm, hitting 10 home runs in April, and a total of 31 by the All-Star break (including number 400 for his career against Toronto's Kelvim Escobar). … Read More
2000 36 Years Old 1 More Event
He started the 2000 season with the Devil Rays, hitting only 9 home runs in 61 games, and, by August, was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees, which caught many, including Yankees manager Joe Torre off guard, as the Yankees had four other players who fulfilled a similar role to Canseco. … Read More
2001 37 Years Old Canseco played with the Chicago White Sox in 2001, after being cut by the Anaheim Angels in spring training and spending half of the season with the Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League. … Read More
2002 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Canseco was signed by the (Major League Baseball-ran) Montreal Expos, he was expected to be their left fielder (and DH during inter-league play) in what would have been Canseco' first time playing for a National League team, however, he was released prior to the regular season.


2004 40 Years Old He made a brief comeback attempt in 2004, but was not offered a spot with the Los Angeles Dodgers after a spring fling.
2006 42 Years Old 1 More Event
…  After playing one game for the Surf Dawgs, Canseco was traded to the Long Beach Armada on July 5, 2006. … Read More
On December 13, 2007, José Canseco and Jorge Delgado were cited in the Mitchell Report (The Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball).
2008 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2008, Philadelphia sportscaster and former NFL football player Vai Sikahema accepted a challenge from Canseco to fight him for $30,000. … Read More
On January 24, 2009, Canseco fought radio personality and former child actor Danny Bonaduce in Aston Township, Pennsylvania; the three-round match ended in a majority draw.
2010 46 Years Old As of December 2010, he has launched a Twitter campaign in hopes of getting invited to Spring training by Mets GM Sandy Alderson.
2011 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Beginning March 6, 2011, Canseco was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice.
2012 48 Years Old In 2012, Canseco accepted a home run derby challenge by Canadian Twitter user Evan Malamud, father of an autistic child, as part of a fundraiser for an initiative called Home Runs For Autism. … Read More
In early 2013 Canseco played in the Texas Winter League but was only 3 for 16 at the plate.


2014 50 Years Old On October 28, 2014, Canseco accidentally shot himself on his left hand injuring one of his fingers while attempting to clean his gun at home in Las Vegas. … Read More
2016 52 Years Old 1 More Event
As of 2016 his 462 career home runs rank him 35th on the MLB all-time list.
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