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Jose Canseco

Jose CansecoAKA Jose Canseco y Capas, Jr.

Born: 2-Jul-1964
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Troubled Oakland A's player

Steroid-addled baseball slugger, and author of the tell-all Juiced, in which he claimed to have introduced Mark McGwire and numerous other major league players to steroids and human growth hormones, and described baseball's steroid-drenched 1980s and '90s. Nicknamed "The Chemist" by other players, for his knowledge and advocacy of performance-enhancing drugs. Seems to still believe that steroids were good for baseball, bringing more fans to the park to watch hyperhuman stars belt home runs in record-setting numbers. "Is it cheating," Canseco asks in his book, "to do what everyone wants you to do?"

Father: Jose Canseco y Capas, Sr.
Mother: Barbara (d. 1984)
Brother: Osvaldo ("Ozzie", identical twin, MLB baseball player)
Wife: Jessica Sekely (Hooters waitress, m. Aug-1996, div. 2000, one daughter)
Daughter: Josie Marie (b. Nov-1996)
Wife: Esther Haddad (m. 5-Nov-1988, div. 1991)
Girlfriend: Madonna (ex)

    High School: Miami Coral Park Senior High School, Miami, FL

    Endorsement of American Express
    AL Rookie of the Year 1986
    American League MVP 1988
    House Arrest
    Shot: Self-Inflicted (28-Oct-2014)
    Surgery to re-attach finger after shooting accident (28-Oct-2014)
    Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1989
    Assault 1992
    Domestic Violence pled guilty 1988
    Domestic Violence 1997, pled guilty
    Battery Florida 2001
    Violating Probation 23-Jun-2003
    Failure to Appear Mar-2003
    Risk Factors: Performance-Enhancing Drugs

    Chicago White Sox (2001)
    New York Yankees (2000)
    Tampa Bay Rays (1999-2000)
    Toronto Blue Jays (1998)
    Oakland Athletics (1997)
    Boston Red Sox (1995-96)
    Texas Rangers (1992-94)
    Oakland Athletics (1985-92)

    The Surreal Life Himself
    The Apprentice Contestant (2011)

    Mail Order Wife (15-May-2004) · Himself

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Author of books:
Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big (2005, memoir)

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