Jose Canseco Biography
Jose Canseco Capas Jr. is a Cuban-American former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder and designated hitter. During his time with the Oakland Athletics, he established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the game. He won the Rookie of the year, and most valuable player award, and was a six-time All-star. Canseco is a two-time world series winner with the Oakland A’s and the New York Yankees.
How old is Jose Canseco? – Age
The Cuban-American retired baseball player is 56 years old as of 2nd July 2020. He was born in 1964 in Havana in Cuba.
Who are Jose Canseco Parents? – mum and dad
The retired baseball player was born in Havana, Cuba and he is the son of Jose Sr. and Barbara Canseco. His father who was a territory manager for the oil and gasoline corporation Esso as well as a part-time English teacher, lost his job and eventually his home. The family was allowed to leave Cuba in 1965, when the baseball player was barely 1 year old, and settled in the Miami are, where Jose Sr. became a territory manager for another oil gasoline concern, Amoco, and a part-time security guard.
Jose Canseco Twin brother
The Cuban-American retired baseball player has a twin brother by the name Osvaldo (Ozzie), who is also a former league player.
Is Jose Canseco still married?- Spouse
The Cuba-born retired baseball player has been married twice and both of his marriages have fallen apart. He was first married to Esther Haddad. After dating for some time they later divorced and parted ways. His second marriage was with Jessica Canseco. The marriage lasted for three years and Jose became subject to divorce once again. He once was engaged to Leila Knight, an American actress and model. They had moved in together but after 4 and half years they ended the relationship. He appears to be single at the moment there no news on who he is dating lately.
Who is Jose Canseco Daughter? – Child
The Cuba-born retired baseball player has a daughter by the name Josie Canseco. She’s from Weston, Florida, and is half Cuban. Jose was playing with the Boston Red Sox when she was born in 1996.
Jose Canseco Career
The retired baseball player became the first player in 1988, to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in one season and won the silver slugger award four times: three as an AL outfielder, and once as a designated hitter. He ranks 4th all time in A’s history with 254 home runs and is one of 14 players in MLB history with 400 home runs and 200 stolen bases.
As of 2021, Canseco’s 462 career home runs rank him 37th on the MLB all-time list among active players, slugger Edwin Encarnacion is the closest to Canseco on the list, with 424 home runs. At one time Canseco was the all-time leader in home runs among Latino players; but was later surpassed by Manny Ramirez, Albert Pujols, David Ortiz, Carlos Delgado, Rafael Palmeiro, Alex Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa, and Miguel Cabrera. He was the first player to hit 30 home runs for four different teams: Oakland, Texas, Toronto, and Tampa Bay. This record was later surpassed by Fred McGriff and Gary Sheffield who did it for five different teams.
Canseco admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during his major-league playing career, and in 2005 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. After retiring from major League Baseball, he also competed in boxing and mixed martial arts.
Although he has not played major League Baseball since 2001, Canseco has played for numerous minor-league teams over the years, most recent in 2018, when he was 53 years of age, for the Normal CornBelters of the Independent Frontier League. In recent years, he has usually played just a few games for the Yuma Scorpions of the North American League. The retired baseball player has played 30 seasons of professional baseball over a span of 36 years between 1982 and 2018.
Jose Canseco Net worth
The Cuba-born retired American baseball player has an estimated net worth of $800 thousand.