Jose Canseco Stats

Jose Canseco was born on Thursday, July 2, 1964, in Havana, Cuba. Canseco was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1985, with the Oakland Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jose Canseco baseball stats page.

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" Oakland outfielder Jose Canseco is hitting .330 at home and .290 on the road, while first baseman Mark McGwire is hitting .258 at home and .290 on the road. Said Athletics Manager Tony La Russa : 'I think that's because McGwire's a married man. McGwire gets more rest on the road, and Canseco gets more rest at home.'" - Columnist Ivy McLemore in The Houston Post (06/05/1988, 'Around the Majors')

Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco Autograph on a 1988 Donruss (#302)

Jose Canseco Autograph on a 1988 Donruss (#302)

Birth Name:
José Canseco Capas, Jr. ( Twitter : @JoseCanseco )
Nickname:
Parkway Joe
Born On:
07-02-1964  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Havana, Cuba
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Miami Coral Park High School (Miami, FL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
240
First Game:
09-02-1985 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-06-2001
Draft:
1982 : 15th Round (391st)

Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco Pitching Stats

1993 29 Rangers 1 0 1 0 0 .000 27.00 0 0 0 1.0 8 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 -
1 Year 1 0 1 0 0 .000 27.00 0 0 0 1.0 8 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 -

Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco Hitting Stats

1985 21 Athletics 29 96 16 29 3 0 5 0 13 4 0 31 0 0 0 1 .302 .330 .490
1986 22 Athletics 157 600 85 144 29 1 33 0 117 65 1 175 0 9 8 12 .240 .318 .457
1987 23 Athletics 159 630 81 162 35 3 31 0 113 50 2 157 0 9 2 16 .257 .310 .470
1988 24 Athletics 158 610 120 187 34 0 42 0 124 78 10 128 1 6 10 15 .307 .391 .569
1989 25 Athletics 65 227 40 61 9 1 17 0 57 23 4 69 0 6 2 4 .269 .333 .542
1990 26 Athletics 131 481 83 132 14 2 37 1 101 72 8 158 0 5 5 9 .274 .371 .543
1991 27 Athletics 154 572 115 152 32 1 44 2 122 78 7 152 0 6 9 16 .266 .359 .556
1992 28 Athletics 97 366 66 90 11 0 22 1 72 48 1 104 0 4 3 15 .246 .335 .456
1992 28 Rangers 22 73 8 17 4 0 4 0 15 15 1 24 0 0 3 1 .233 .385 .452
1993 29 Rangers 60 231 30 59 14 1 10 0 46 16 2 62 0 3 3 6 .255 .308 .455
1994 30 Rangers 111 429 88 121 19 2 31 0 90 69 8 114 0 2 5 20 .282 .386 .552
1995 31 Red Sox 102 396 64 121 25 1 24 0 81 42 4 93 0 5 7 9 .306 .378 .556
1996 32 Red Sox 96 360 68 104 22 1 28 1 82 63 3 82 0 3 6 7 .289 .400 .589
1997 33 Athletics 108 388 56 91 19 0 23 0 74 51 1 122 0 4 3 15 .235 .325 .461
1998 34 Blue Jays 151 583 98 138 26 0 46 1 107 65 5 159 0 4 6 7 .237 .318 .518
1999 35 Devil Rays 113 430 75 120 18 1 34 0 95 58 3 135 0 7 7 14 .279 .369 .563
2000 36 Devil Rays 61 218 31 56 15 0 9 0 30 41 1 65 0 1 4 5 .257 .383 .450
2000 36 Yankees 37 111 16 27 3 0 6 0 19 23 1 37 0 3 0 2 .243 .365 .432
2001 37 White Sox 76 256 46 66 8 0 16 0 49 45 1 75 0 4 1 4 .258 .366 .477
17 Years 1,887 7,057 1,186 1,877 340 14 462 6 1,407 906 63 1,942 1 81 84 178 .266 .353 .515

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Jose Canseco Fielding Stats

1985 Athletics CF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1985 Athletics LF 13 11 316 34 2.6 33 32 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.82
1985 Athletics RF 16 14 330 25 1.6 23 23 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .920 1.88
1986 Athletics LF 124 114 3,066 250 2.0 240 236 4 10 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.11
1986 Athletics RF 46 41 1,038 83 1.8 79 79 0 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.05
1987 Athletics LF 130 128 3,368 286 2.2 279 267 12 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.24
1988 Athletics RF 144 143 3,768 318 2.2 311 300 11 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.23
1989 Athletics RF 56 55 1,418 128 2.3 125 120 5 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.38
1990 Athletics RF 88 87 2,226 189 2.1 188 183 5 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .995 2.28
1991 Athletics RF 131 125 3,253 259 2.0 250 245 5 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.08
1992 Athletics RF 77 76 1,967 170 2.2 168 163 5 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.31
1992 Rangers RF 13 12 333 33 2.5 32 32 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.59
1993 Rangers P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1993 Rangers RF 49 48 1,283 103 2.1 100 96 4 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.10
1995 Red Sox RF 1 1 21 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1996 Red Sox LF 10 9 238 14 1.4 14 13 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1996 Red Sox RF 2 1 40 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1997 Athletics LF 19 17 430 26 1.4 26 25 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.63
1997 Athletics RF 27 27 653 55 2.0 50 49 1 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.07
1998 Blue Jays LF 50 47 1,081 88 1.8 84 81 3 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.10
1998 Blue Jays RF 26 26 574 37 1.4 36 35 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.69
1999 Devil Rays LF 6 6 124 8 1.3 8 7 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.74
2000 Yankees LF 4 4 81 6 1.5 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
2000 Yankees RF 1 1 18 5 5.0 3 3 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .600 4.50
2001 White Sox RF 2 2 39 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.69
RF Totals 679 659 16,961 1,411 2.1 1,371 1,334 37 40 12 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.18
LF Totals 356 336 8,704 712 2.0 690 667 23 22 7 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.14
P Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
CF Totals 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
16 Years 1,037 995 25,677 2,123 2.0 2,061 2,001 60 62 19 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.17

Jose Canseco

Jose Canseco Miscellaneous Stats

1985 Athletics 1 1 .500 4 0 0 19.2 3.1 7.4 - - -
1986 Athletics 15 7 .682 1 0 1 18.2 3.4 5.1 - - -
1987 Athletics 15 3 .833 1 0 30 20.3 4.0 5.6 - - -
1988 Athletics 40 16 .714 1 0 13 14.5 4.8 4.9 - - -
1989 Athletics 6 3 .667 3 1 5 13.4 3.3 4.0 - - -
1990 Athletics 19 10 .655 3 0 43 13.0 3.0 4.8 - - -
1991 Athletics 26 6 .813 6 0 24 13.0 3.8 4.7 - - -
1992 Athletics 5 7 .417 1 0 20 16.6 3.5 5.1 - - -
1992 Rangers 1 0 1.000 2 0 8 18.3 3.0 4.9 - - -
1993 Rangers 6 6 .500 3 0 9 23.1 3.7 5.0 0.00 0.00 27.00
1994 Rangers 15 8 .652 0 0 111 13.8 3.8 4.8 - - -
1995 Red Sox 4 0 1.000 0 0 101 16.5 4.3 4.9 - - -
1996 Red Sox 3 1 .750 5 0 84 12.9 4.4 4.4 - - -
1997 Athletics 8 2 .800 4 0 60 16.9 3.2 5.2 - - -
1998 Blue Jays 29 17 .630 0 0 78 12.7 3.7 5.4 - - -
1999 Devil Rays 3 0 1.000 1 0 106 12.6 3.2 4.5 - - -
2000 Devil Rays 2 0 1.000 2 0 60 24.2 3.4 7.3 - - -
2000 Yankees 0 0 .000 6 0 26 18.5 3.0 5.8 - - -
2001 White Sox 2 1 .667 6 0 68 16.0 3.4 5.2 - - -
17 Years 200 88 .694 49 1 847 15.3 3.6 5.0 0.00 0.00 27.00

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Jose Canseco Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1985 Oakland Athletics 33 $75,000.00 - -
1986 Oakland Athletics 33 $75,000.00 Stats -
1987 Oakland Athletics 33 $180,000.00 - -
1988 Oakland Athletics 33 $355,000.00 Stats Stats
1989 Oakland Athletics 33 $1,600,000.00 Stats Stats
1990 Oakland Athletics 33 $2,010,000.00 Stats Stats
1991 Oakland Athletics 33 $3,500,000.00 - -
1992 Oakland Athletics 33 $4,300,000.00 Stats -
1992 Texas Rangers 33 "     " Stats -
1993 Texas Rangers 33 $4,800,000.00 - -
1994 Texas Rangers 33 $5,100,000.00 - n/a
1995 Boston Red Sox 33 $5,800,000.00 - -
1996 Boston Red Sox 33 $4,725,000.00 - -
1997 Oakland Athletics 33 $4,225,000.00 - -
1998 Toronto Blue Jays 44 , 33 $2,125,000.00 - -
1999 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 33 $3,325,000.00 Stats -
2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 33 $3,000,000.00 - -
2000 New York Yankees 33 "     " - Stats
2001 Chicago White Sox 31 $500,000.00 - -
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José Canseco Capas was a Major League Baseball player with the Oakland Athletics (1985-1992), Texas Rangers (1992-1994), Boston Red Sox (1995-1996), Oakland Athletics (1997), Toronto Blue Jays (1998), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1999-2000), New York Yankees (2000), and Chicago White Sox (2001). Did you know that Jose was the first player in baseball history to hit at least 30 home runs in a single season for four different teams! Starting in Oakland when he hit 33 home runs in 1986, to Texas next when he hit 31 in 1994, on to Toronto where he had 46 in 1998, then baseball history with Tampa Bay when he went deep 34 times in 1999! Too easy?

Did you know that Jose Canseco (1988), Barry Bonds (1996), Alex Rodriguez (1998) and Alfonso Soriano (2006) are the only four Major League ballplayers in the 40/40 Club ? Canseco was the first ballplayer in Major League history to accomplish the feat, thus he started the 40/40 Club , which is elite group of slugger who have connected for at least forty home runs yet were still fast enough to steal at least forty bases during the same season. When Soriano joined the club his manager, hall of famer Frank Robinson , commented on MLB.com, "It's a very nice accomplishment. There's no doubt about it. The people that hit forty home runs or more don't steal that many bases, even today. It's quite an accomplishment." and his opponent's manager, Ned Yost of the Brewers , commented, "You don't see 40-40 every day, and that's a huge accomplishment."

Bash Brothers / Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire

The Bash Brothers / Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire / 20x30 Poster

Jose Canseco was eligible for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007 . On his first ballot he received exactly six votes (1.1%) and was removed from the ballot the following season. Join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at some additional years of interest as they relate to one of the most controversial sluggers in Major League history:

1986 - Jose Canseco won the 1986 Rookie of the Year Award , the first for the Oakland Athletics (in franchise history Harry Byrd had won in 1952 as a member of the Philadelphia Athletics ).

1987 - Jose Canseco hit 31 home runs in 1987, Mark McGwire joined the team that year and hit 49 home runs, the "Bash Brothers" moniker was attached to the fearsome offensive duo (see poster above).

1988 - Jose Canseco, on his way to "creating" the 40/40 Club , joined the 30 / 30 Club in 1988 first, the first player in Athletics history with at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season.

1991 - Jose Canseco captured his third Silver Slugger Award in Oakland , the most by an Athletics outfielder, passing two-time (wth A's ) recipient Rickey Henderson .

1993 - Jose Canseco had a few of "historic" (memorable) moments during the 1993 season including the Carlos Martinez fly ball that bounced off Canseco's head on May 26, 1993 , then three days later his appearance on the mound as a pitcher, May 29, 1993 , 33 pitches, twelve strikes, three walks, two hits, three earned runs - and shortly thereafter, Tommy John Surgery which cost him (and his team) the rest of the season.

Jose Canseco Home Run Off His Head | May 26, 1993 | MLB Advanced Media, LP

1996 - Jose Canseco reached the 1,000 RBI plateau in 1996, during his 1,298th game played, fewer games than anyone since Ted Williams .

2001 - Jose Canseco finished his career with 462 home runs, the most by any Latin born player in Major League history - since passed by Carlos Delgado (473), Rafael Palmeiro (569), Manny Ramirez (555), Alex Rodriguez (Active), and Sammy Sosa (609).

2005 - Jose Canseco had his tell-all book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big , published in 2005, setting off a hail storm due to his specific details about steroid use in the Major Leagues. Canseco stated that approximately 85% of Major League players used steroids and he specifically identified former teammates Jason Giambi , Juan Gonzalez , Mark McGwire , Rafael Palmeiro and Ivan Rodriguez .

Juiced, by Jose Canseco

Juiced by Jose Canseco ( Amazon ) | Harper Collins | 2005

Jose Canseco, as we said up above, was a seriously controversial ballplayer and we welcome your opinions on Baseball Fever . Take a look at the following excerpt from his infamous book:

"I was known as the godfather of steroids in baseball. I introduced steroids into the big leagues back in 1985, and taught other players how to use steroids and growth hormone. Back then, weight lifting was taboo in baseball. The teams didn’t have weight-lifting programs. Teams didn’t allow it. But once they saw what I could do as a result of my weight lifting, they said, 'My God, if it’s working for Jose, it’s gotta work for a lot of players.'

So all of a sudden ballparks were being built with brand-new, high-tech weight-lifting facilities, and at the older ballparks they were moving stuff around and remodeling to make room for weight rooms. I definitely restructured the way the game was played. Because of my influence, and my example, there were dramatic changes in the way that players looked and the way they played. That was because of changes in their nutrition, their approach to fitness and weight lifting, and their steroid intake and education.

If you asked any player who was the one who knew about steroids, they’d all tell you: Jose Canseco.

Who do you go to when you want information on steroids?

Jose Canseco.

Who do you go to if you wanted to know if you were using it properly?

Jose Canseco.

If you picked up this book just for a few juicy tales about which players I’ve poked with needles full of steroids, or what it was like when Madonna sat on my lap and asked me to kiss her, that’s fine with me. I’ve lived a colorful life, and people have always been curious about the things I’ve done. If you want to flip through the chapters looking for the highlights, I have no problem with that (as long as you pay the cover price, of course).

But let me be clear that I’m writing this book for people who are ready to think for themselves. That’s all I’m asking. Hear me out, listen to what I have to say about baseball and other things, and come to your own conclusions. That might sound easy, but believe me, coming to terms with a true picture of what has been going on in baseball in the past ten years or so might not be what you really want.

Do I expect some skepticism from people? Of course I do. I’ve made some mistakes in the past. I’ve made mistakes in my personal life, and I’ve made mistakes in public, too. There have been times when I spoke out without realizing how my comments might sound to people. That’s all water under the bridge. Now, I’m looking to the rest of my life, not dwelling on what might have been.

I’m telling the truth about steroids in this book because someone has to do it. We’re long overdue for some honesty and, as any ballplayer will tell you, I know the real story of steroids in baseball better than any man alive. I’m also in a position to tell you the truth because I no longer have any ties with Major League Baseball, and I have no interest in the politics and double standards of Major League Baseball. I’m my own man and always have been."

Excerpt: Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big , by Jose Canseco. All rights reserved. Used with permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022.

Last-Modified: May 25, 2020 12:45 PM EST

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