Jose Canseco

Full / Real Name: Jos Canseco Capas, Jr.
Born: 02 July 1964 (57 years old)
Gender: Male



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Jose Canseco is a Cuban-born American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter for the AAA Quintana Roo Tigres of the Mexican Baseball League and former Major League Baseball player.

He played for the Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. During his career, Canseco was a six-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, American League Rookie of the Year and AL Most Valuable Player.

He was also the first player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in a single season. After his retirement from Major League Baseball, Canseco competed in boxing and mixed martial arts. His identical twin brother is former major league player, Ozzie Canseco.

Canseco was born in Regla, Cuba and moved to Miami with his family as an infant. After graduating from Coral Park High School, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 15th round in 1982.

Canseco was first recognised for his remarkable power at his early minor league stops with the Idaho Falls A's in Idaho Falls, Idaho and the Modesto A's in Modesto, California.

He began the 1985 season with the AA Huntsville Stars, where he was nicknamed "Parkway Jose," for his long home runs that landed close to the Memorial Parkway behind the stadium.

During his baseball career, he made guest appearances on The Simpsons and Nash Bridges. Since his retirement, Canseco has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, 60 Minutes, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Boomer and Carton, Howard Stern, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and CMI: The Chris Myers Interview.

He also starred in season five of The Surreal Life with Janice Dickinson.

Canseco received six National Baseball Hall of Fame votes in 2007, which failed to get him the 5% vote he needed to stay on the ballot for another year. However, the Committee of Baseball Veterans can still elect him into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Canseco has admitted using performance enhancing drugs during his playing career, and wrote a 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.

He was one of the contestants on The Celebrity Apprentice, in 2011.

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