Often very controversial, Jose Canseco lives his life with integrity. WhoisJose.com website is dedicated to those who don't wish to be confined by their past and allowed to grow into their future.
So, the question is. Who is Jose Canseco? Steroid User! Top Athlete! Charitable! Nice Guy! Bad Boy! Author!
Jose Canseco Capas, Jr. (born July 2, 1964), nicknamed "The Chemist," is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter. Conseco was named Rookie of the Year in 1986, and Most Valuable Player in the American League in 1988. 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 Athleti cs in the 15th round in 1982. Canseco was first recognized 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 t
he 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 Cart, "Celebrity Apprentice" on," "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.
Before Jose Canseco was a major league baseball player, he played in the minor leagues, which wasn't nearly as financially lucrative or secure as his career in the major leagues. Jose is playing for B.A.T. (Baseball Assistance Team), which provides financial assistance to baseball players and their families, primarily focusing on providing medical coverage for players in need. Jose hopes that by competing on "The Celebrity Apprentice," he can put this charity on the map and assist athletes with financial or medical burdens.
Now, in 2011, it's time to discover who the true Jose Canseco is.
"When you find out, will you let me know?" - Jose Canseco --------------------- Often very controversial, Jose Canseco lives his life with integrity. This website is dedicated to those who don't wish to be confined by their past and allowed to grow into their future. So, the question is. Who is Jose Canseco? Steroid User! Top Athlete! Charitable! Nice Guy! Bad Boy! Author!
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Jose Canseco Capas Jr. (born July 2, 1964) was a Major League Baseball player. He was born in Havana, Cuba, and is the twin brother of another major league baseball player, Ossie Canseco. His family left Cuba when he and his brother were infants, and he grew up in Miami.
Canseco did not attend college on a baseball scholarship. He was signed by the Oakland Athletics and began playing in 1986, causing a splash immediately. He was named American League Rookie of the Year after connecting 33 home-runs that year. In 1987, he was joined in the team by Mark McGwire, who hit 49 home-runs that year, and they became known as the Bash Brothers. In 1988, Canseco became the first player in Major League Baseball’s history to hit at least 42 home-runs and steal 40 bases in the same year. That year, he helped the Athletics to the World Series but they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games. Canseco was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player that year.