He has a twin brother Ozzie , who is also a former major league player. When Fidel Castro came into power in , Jose Sr. The family was allowed to leave Cuba in , when the twins were barely 1 year old, and settled in the Miami area, where Jose Sr. The younger Jose Canseco played baseball at Miami Coral Park High School , where he failed to make the varsity team until his senior year. He was named Most Valuable Player of the junior varsity team in his junior year, and of the varsity team the following year.
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He has a twin brother Ozzie , who is also a former major league player. When Fidel Castro came into power in , Jose Sr. The family was allowed to leave Cuba in , when the twins were barely 1 year old, and settled in the Miami area, where Jose Sr.
The younger Jose Canseco played baseball at Miami Coral Park High School , where he failed to make the varsity team until his senior year. He was named Most Valuable Player of the junior varsity team in his junior year, and of the varsity team the following year. He graduated in and was drafted by the Oakland Athletics. Others touted Canseco as the next Mickey Mantle. He made his Major League debut on September 2 and struck out in his one at-bat against the Baltimore Orioles.
Together, he and Canseco formed a fearsome offensive tandem, known as the " Bash Brothers ". In recognition of his record, the street in front of his former high school was named after him but was later rescinded in after he admitted to previously using drugs throughout his career.
Canseco hit a grand slam in Game 1 in his first official World Series at-bat and second plate appearance, because he was hit by a pitch in the first inning but it would be his only hit in the Series. In , Canseco missed 97 games of the regular season, most of them because of a broken wrist during the preseason. Despite not playing a single game in the first half of year, he was voted as one of the starting outfielders for the American League All-Star squad.
Canseco had a solid postseason hitting for a. Against the Giants, in the World Series, he hit for a. Canseco came back to form in and was selected to the All-Star game with the most votes in the junior circuit. During the regular season he hit 37 home runs despite being hampered in the latter part of the year by what would become a recurring back problem.
Canseco went 1-for in the series with a home run in Game 2. By Canseco was at his peak and was reported to be the highest paid player in the MLB competition. The Athletics returned to contention in and with 18 home runs by the All-Star break, Canseco was voted to start his 4th Mid Summer Classic in 5 years but he was unable to play due to injury. From until the time of the trade no other player had hit more home runs in the major leagues. The ball hit him in the head and bounced over the wall for a home run.
After the incident, the Harrisburg Heat offered him a soccer contract. In the strike-shortened season , Canseco again returned to his former status of a power hitter with 31 home runs and 90 RBIs in games. Canseco also stole 15 bases and posted a. During the regular season, he hit 24 home runs with a. Canseco had a great first half to the season, hitting 26 home runs by the All-Star break, but he was sidelined during August and part of September due to a back injury.
He finished the season with 28 homers in 96 games. Health-wise, he had a promising start to the season, playing in 83 games in the first half with 18 home runs by the All-Star break but he suffered a back injury yet again. He finished the season playing games, his highest in 8 years. Splitting duties as DH and in the outfield, he hit a career-high 46 home runs, 3rd best in the AL, and stole 29 bases, the most he had stolen since the 40 he stole in He also led the league in strikeouts with Final seasons — [ edit ] Despite hitting a career-high 46 home runs in , Canseco drew minimal attention in the free agent market.
In , he signed a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The contract included a clause stating that if Canseco were to be elected to the Hall of Fame he would be depicted as a member of the Devil Rays. However, he injured his back days before the mid-summer classic and missed the game, as well as the Home Run Derby in Fenway Park. He finished the season with 34 home runs for the season.
He struck out in his only plate appearance in the World Series against the New York Mets , but earned his second World Series ring when they defeated the Mets in five games. Despite this achievement Canseco later called his Yankees tenure "the worst time of [his] life" due to receiving limited playing time. In , Canseco was signed by the Montreal Expos.
He made a brief comeback attempt in , but was not offered a spot with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The League said Canseco had agreed to be subjected to its drug-testing policy "that immediately expels any players found using steroids or illegal drugs.
He requested the trade due to "family obligations. He served as bench coach and designated hitter. However, his debut was delayed due to a family emergency. On August 1, , Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days by Major League Baseball after testing positive for steroids. Canseco and Grimsley were teammates on the New York Yankees.
The sequel is titled Vindicated , which hit bookstores by Opening Day Let me give you a perfect example. I have an identical twin brother, Ozzie. He is the closest thing to me genetically.
And in my prime I was a super athlete". That is the perfect example that we are giving steroids way too much credit. If steroids are that great it would have made him a superstar. In , he received 6 Hall of Fame votes. This accounted for 1. Canseco claims to have earned black belts in kung fu and taekwondo , while Sikahema fought in the Golden Gloves tournament won by Sugar Ray Leonard. On January 24, , Canseco fought radio personality and former child actor Danny Bonaduce in Aston Township, Pennsylvania ; the three-round match ended in a majority draw.
Canseco later announced on Twitter that his father died shortly after he left the show. In , 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.
Lane Patorti and Edward Stoney Landon finished a reality show concept based on former professional athletes being placed into smalltown sports leagues. After having surgery performed he was able to recover the full use of the hand.
Legal issues and controversies[ edit ] On February 10, , Canseco was arrested in Florida for reckless driving after allegedly leading an officer on a mile chase. The brothers both pleaded guilty and received both probation and community service. In March , Canseco missed a court appearance while in California working out a custody dispute over his 6-year-old.
Canseco spent a month in jail without bail. He stated the drug was to help with his hormone replacement therapy, needed due to his use of steroids. Magistrate Judge Ruben B. In it he also regrets ever writing his tell-all books and naming former teammates as steroid users, as he was never given the opportunity to participate in MLB-affiliated baseball.
Since, he has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to former Bash Brother Mark McGwire and other ex-teammates. On May 22, , Canseco was named as a suspect in a rape allegation in Las Vegas. He broke the news himself on Twitter , denying the allegations and posting pictures and defamatory information about his accuser.
On June 7, , Canseco was cleared of any wrongdoing following an investigation. He was never charged.
What Steroids did Jose Conseco Admit to Using In “Juiced”?
Many of the players he said used steroids while in the MLB have vehemently denied his allegations and some have gone as far to call him a liar. Canseco feels that he could have never accomplished what he did within the MLB without the help of steroids. Considering he had a season, he hit foot home runs, and he ran s in his career. He also felt that some of his success was a psychological effect of taking the steroids.
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