Jose Canseco

American baseball player Jose Canseco

José Canseco Capas, Jr., is a Cuban-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder, and designated hitter who is currently playing for the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings. Canseco has admitted using performance enhancing drugs during his playing career, and wrote an tell-all book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big, in which he claimed that the vast majority of MLB players use steroids.
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From Bench to Benchmark: Jose Canseco Is Twitter's Favorite Financial Analyst
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Swapping OPS for NIRP, the ex-slugger tosses out predictions on Japanese monetary policy, gold and Brexit, hitting more than .300.
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Jose Canseco, Financial Guru?
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Former Major Leaguer Jose Canseco has developed a minor cult following on Twitter for his financial market predictions. Photo Illustration: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal; Photo: Getty Images (Canseco)
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The Moment Jose Canseco Decided To Turn To Steroids To Enhance His Game
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
In the early 1980s, Jose Canseco was like any other minor league ball player working hard to improve his game in hopes of someday making it to the majors. However, Canseco experienced a traumatic event that he says made him turn to illegal avenues to make his vision a reality. The year was 1984, more than two decades before Canseco published an explosive memoir detailing his use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his entire major-league career (calling out many of his fellow players for doing the same). Canseco was just 20 years old back then, playing good, honest baseball for the Modesto A's. Then, a phone call changed his life. As the World Series champ and once American League MVP tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" in a revealing interview, it was his sister on the other end of the line sharing some tragic news. "My mom prior had been suffering from headaches. [My sister] said, 'Come home right away,'" Canseco recalls.  Once home in Miami, Canseco...
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Twitter unverified Jose Canseco and fans had a field day with it
Fox News - almost 2 years
Twitter revoked Jose Canseco's verified status over the weekend, and other users on the social media platform were quick to troll one of the most well-known MLB steroid users about the loss of his blue checkmark.
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Bash Brother to Cash Brother: Canseco Hits Japan Bank Plan
NYTimes - about 2 years
A Japanese economic plan has prompted Jose Canseco to jump into a whole new field — financial advice.
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Jose Canseco Thinks Barry Bonds Belongs In Hall Of Fame Because Captain America Used PEDs
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
Captain America may never have been allowed to join The Avengers had it been left up to members of the Baseball Writers' Association Of America. Despite incredible accomplishments during his peak hero years that included fighting the Axis Powers and the Red Skull, voters may not have been able to look beyond the impact that performance-enhancing drugs had on his career. After all, young Steve Rogers was, by all scouting reports, a weakling before receiving that special serum from Dr. Abraham Erskine that turned him into America's super soldier. This unlikely yet compelling "Captain America vs The BBWAA" storyline is the type thing one can find him or herself fixated on after a brief exposure to the Twitter timeline of Jose Canseco. The former steroid-abusing slugger turned social media misfit, railed against the BBWAA on Thursday morning for not electing Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other steroid-tainted superstars to the National Baseball Hall Of Fame. One year after the BBWAA shu...
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Jose Canseco and goats? click to read
Fox News - about 4 years
The post Jose Canseco and goats? click to read appeared first on Gretawire.
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Goats found in Jose Canseco's car
CNN - over 4 years
Double plane crash survivor Austin Hatch is recruited to Michigan's basketball team and Jose Canseco is pulled over with goats in diapers.
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Let's not bash thoughts of 1988 rematch
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Mark McGwire could give Jose Canseco a tour of the home clubhouse at Dodger Stadium. What's not fantasy is a rematch of the 1988 World Series, when the Dodgers pulled off one of the all-time upsets with a five-game victory over the A's, highlighted by weak-kneed Gibson's Game 1-ending homer off the unsinkable Eckersley. The 2013 postseason is under way, a 10-team tournament that'll come down to two finalists, with the American League champion - thanks to the All-Star Game - owning the home-field advantage. The Red Sox and Cardinals, each with 97 wins, posted the best regular-season records. [...] there are reasons to believe the first all-California World Series since Angels-Giants in 2002 is coming, and it's about pitching depth and the ability to overcome injuries. The Dodgers dug from a 30-42 hole on June 21, and the A's did some digging of their own (20-22 on May 15), to run away with division titles. The Dodgers are without Matt Kemp (ankle), and Andre Ethier (ankle) is iff...
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Dennis Gilbert lists Calabasas home, buys in Holmby Hills
LATimes - over 4 years
Dennis Gilbert, a former Major League Baseball agent whose clients included Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, Jose Canseco and others, has listed his Calabasas mansion at $6.395 million.
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Baseball and Steroids: What's the Big Deal?
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
Baseball has long been considered the quintessential American pastime. The nostalgia, tradition and reverence for the game are just some of the many reasons why there's such an upset over the use of "performance-enhancing" drugs in baseball. Most of us consider the use of steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs to be, well, cheating, and nothing is as "un-American" as cheating. But consider this: players have attempted to gain artificial advantages in America's favorite pastime since the earliest days of the sport. Back in 1889, players were using a testosterone supplement derived from animal testicles for better performance on the field. Brilliant, no? Although it is impossible to know exactly what percentage of major league players actually have used steroids or other performance-enhancing substances over the years, numerous well-known (and obscure) players have come forward to suggest that use of these drugs has long been rampant in the game. For example, in 2003, D...
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Lincoln Mitchell: Baseball, Steroids and Cowardice
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
Ryan Braun's recent statement regarding his use of PEDs likely convinced nobody of anything. Those who were predisposed to like Braun and want to move beyond the PED issue were probably satisfied with his statement. Those who either don't like Braun, or are absolutists regarding PED use were equally likely to be displeased and dissatisfied with Braun's statement. Ryan Braun, it seems, is just another rich man caught breaking the rules who exacerbated his problem by denials and obfuscation before finally offering an unconvincing apology. Perhaps if baseball does not work out for him, he could run for mayor of New York. The Braun episode itself was another, albeit unneeded, reminder that the PED issue in baseball has never been simply about steroids or the abstract notion of cheating, rather it has been about public opinion and media relations. Braun and his advisors are smart enough to understand that for MLB, PED use has always been less of a problem if done by somebody wh...
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Terry Lyons: Thanks A-Rod, Thanks for Nothing
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The revolving door of the Chicago hotel rotated like the very best precision timepiece and out strode Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. While teammates pivoted to their left towards the team bus, Rodriguez turned to his right to a private livery vehicle awaiting to transport the multi-million dollar baseball star to 333 West 35th Street at the corner of 35th and Shields Avenue, undoubtedly taking a short-cut from the hotel to the South Side of Chicago, the baddest part of town. Rodriguez. the centerpiece of Major League Baseball's endless attempt to rid itself of the stigma of its very own superstars cheating their way to the upper echelons of on-field statistical success, was finally sentenced to 211 games of suspension from his sport, without pay. The suspension was levied on the darkest day in Baseball's long history of very dark days. On Monday evening, August 5, 2013, the Black Sox scandal of 1919 took its place as the second most gruesome scab on a sport often ...
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Jonathan Weiler: After A-Rod Ban, Time to Talk More Seriously About Commissioner Selig's Own Tarnished Legacy
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Now that Commissioner Selig has thrown the book at Alex Rodriguez, it is past time for sports media to stop giving a free pass to the man who is most responsible for having allowed the steroid problem to fester for as long as it did -- the commissioner himself. Having presided over the so-called steroid era that virtually all fans, sports media and Selig himself claim has severely damaged the game's history, Commissioner Selig ought to bear ultimate responsibility for that era. At a minimum, Bud Selig should be barred from the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame voters have already set a precedent -- if you are tainted by steroids, you can expect to be blocked from Cooperstown (even when there is really no evidence at all connecting you to PEDs, as is true for Jeff Bagwell). Beginning with Mark McGwire's first failed bid, in 2007, many Hall of Fame voters have made clear that suspected steroid use is disqualifying, even concerning players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, ...
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Lincoln Mitchell: A Lifetime Ban for A-Rod Would Be Bad for Baseball
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A few weeks ago a former MVP who, is still one of the best and highest profile players in the game, was suspended for the duration of the 2013 season. However, nobody is talking about Ryan Braun anymore because this story has been completely eclipsed by the possible lifetime ban now facing New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez. The issues around this possible suspension are complicated because while most people recognize Rodriguez has been a user of PEDs, he has not failed a drug test since 2003. Rather he has been linked to Biogenesis, the medical lab which distributed PEDs to many players. More significantly, the discussion of Rodriguez's possible punishment appears to be somewhat capricious rather than grounded in policies or specific rules. Although Rodriguez is at the center of this issue and faces the loss of enormous amounts of money, whatever is left of his reputation and his livelihood, this story is only somewhat about Rodriguez. It is also a reminder of what a ...
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Josie Canseco Is Your New Ireland Baldwin
The Superficial - over 4 years
Today we are all Fat Bald Guy In An Ed Hardy Bathing Suit Sticking His Tongue Out. Here’s Jose Canseco‘s 16-year-old daughter Josie Canseco in Miami yesterday because Ireland Baldwin‘s in New York with her dad so just assume the shots of Slater Trout banging her in a bikini will be kept to a minimum. Read More ...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    In May 2016, Canseco made an appearance for the SoCal Glory in the 35+ MSBL Las Vegas Open – National Tournament.
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    As of 2016 his 462 career home runs rank him 35th on the MLB all-time list.
  • 2014
    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.
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  • 2013
    On June 7, 2013, Canseco was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation.
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    On May 22, 2013, Canseco was named as a suspect in a rape allegation in Las Vegas.
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    In May 2013, Jose Canseco provided the foreword to the novel Air Force Gator 2: Scales of Justice by Dan Ryckert.
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    He signed with the Fort Worth Cats of the United League to start the 2013 season.
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    In early 2013 Canseco played in the Texas Winter League but was only 3 for 16 at the plate.
  • 2012
    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.
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  • 2011
    He quit the show on the April 3, 2011, citing his father's ailing health.
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    Beginning March 6, 2011, Canseco was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice.
  • 2010
    As of December 2010, he has launched a Twitter campaign in hopes of getting invited to Spring training by Mets GM Sandy Alderson.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On November 6, 2009, Canseco defeated Todd Poulton in a Celebrity Boxing Federation bout in Springfield, Massachusetts.
    Canseco claims to hold black belts in karate and taekwondo, and to practice Muay Thai, as well as describing himself as "an expert with nunchakus". He made his mixed martial arts debut at Dream 9 on May 26, 2009, where he lost in the first round against kickboxer and occasional mixed martial artist Choi Hong-man as part of Dream's Super Hulk Tournament.
    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.
  • 2008
    In May 2008, Canseco revealed that he had lost his house in Encino, California to foreclosure saying his two divorces had cost him $7 to $8 million each.
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    In May 2008, Philadelphia sportscaster and former NFL football player Vai Sikahema accepted a challenge from Canseco to fight him for $30,000.
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  • 2007
    On December 30, 2007, it was announced that Canseco had reached a deal for his sequel to Juiced.
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    On December 20, 2007, Canseco was also named in Jason Grimsley's unsealed affidavit as a user of steroids.
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    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).
  • 2006
    On July 31, 2006, Canseco won the Golden Baseball League's Home Run Derby.
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    After playing one game for the Surf Dawgs, Canseco was traded to the Long Beach Armada on July 5, 2006.
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  • 2004
    He made a brief comeback attempt in 2004, but was not offered a spot with the Los Angeles Dodgers after a spring fling.
  • 2002
    Canseco officially retired from Major League Baseball in May 2002 after spending some time playing for the White Sox Triple-A affiliate Charlotte Knights.
    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.
  • 2001
    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.
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  • 2000
    He struck out in his only plate appearance in the 2000 World Series against the New York Mets but earned his second World Series ring when they defeated the Mets in five games.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    He would come back for the final part of the year, finishing with 34 home runs for the 1999 season.
    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).
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  • 1998
    After signing a one-year/2 million dollar contract, Canseco had a productive season again with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998.
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  • 1997
    In January 1997, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics, reuniting him with Bash Brother Mark McGwire.
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  • 1996
    In 1996 Canseco had a great first half hitting 26 home runs by the all star break but he was sidelined during August and part of September due to a back injury.
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  • 1994
    He was named comeback player of the year in 1994, and finished in eleventh place in the American League Most Valuable Player voting.
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    In the 1994 strike shortened season, Canseco again returned to his former status of power hitter with 31 home runs and 90 RBIs in 111 games.
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  • 1993
    On May 26, 1993, during a game against the Cleveland Indians, Carlos Martínez hit a fly ball that Canseco lost sight of as he was crossing the warning track.
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  • 1992
    On August 31, 1992, in the middle of a game and while he was in the on-deck circle, the A's traded Canseco to the Texas Rangers for Rubén Sierra, Jeff Russell, and Bobby Witt.
    On February 13, 1992, he was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly ramming his then-wife Esther's BMW with his Porsche.
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  • 1991
    Canseco continued to be productive, hitting 44 home runs in 1991 capturing the second home run crown of his career (tied with Detroit's Cecil Fielder) while finishing 4th in the MVP ballot.
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  • 1990
    Canseco came back to form in 1990, and was selected to the all star game with the most votes in the Junior Circuit.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    On February 10, 1989, Canseco was arrested for reckless driving after allegedly leading an officer on a 15-mile chase.
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    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.
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  • 1988
    He was unanimously named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1988, with a .307 batting average, 120 runs scored, 124 RBIs, 42 home runs, and 40 stolen bases.
    In April 1988, Canseco guaranteed he would hit at least 40 home runs and steal at least 40 bases in the upcoming season.
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  • 1987
    In 1987, Mark McGwire joined Canseco on the Athletics; McGwire hit 49 home runs that year and was also named the American League Rookie of the Year.
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  • 1986
    He established himself in 1986, his first full season, being named the American League's Rookie of the Year (the first by an Athletic since Harry Byrd in 1952 with what were then the Philadelphia Athletics), with 33 home runs and 117 RBIs.
  • 1985
    He played in 29 games in the major leagues in 1985.
    In 1985, Canseco won the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award, and was a late season call-up for the Oakland Athletics.
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    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.
  • 1982
    The Oakland Athletics drafted Canseco in the 15th round of the 1982 Major League Baseball draft.
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    He graduated in 1982 and was drafted by the Oakland Athletics.
  • OTHER
  • 1964
    Born on July 2, 1964.
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