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.
" 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 Autograph on a 1988 Donruss (#302)
Jose Canseco Pitching Stats
Jose Canseco Hitting Stats
Jose Canseco Fielding Stats
|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|
|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|
|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|
Jose Canseco Miscellaneous Stats
|Baserunning Statistics||Other Positions||Common Hitting Ratios||Common Pitching Ratios|
|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||-||-||-|
|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||-||-||-|
|2001 White Sox||2||1||.667||6||0||68||16.0||3.4||5.2||-||-||-|
Jose Canseco Miscellaneous Items of Interest
|Team [Click for Roster]||Uniform Numbers||Salary||All-Star||World Series|
|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||-||-|
|Jose Canseco Stats by Baseball Almanac|
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."
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:
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.
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 ( 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 didnt have weight-lifting programs. Teams didnt allow it. But once they saw what I could do as a result of my weight lifting, they said, 'My God, if its working for Jose, its 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, theyd all tell you: Jose Canseco.
Who do you go to when you want information on steroids?
Who do you go to if you wanted to know if you were using it properly?
If you picked up this book just for a few juicy tales about which players Ive poked with needles full of steroids, or what it was like when Madonna sat on my lap and asked me to kiss her, thats fine with me. Ive lived a colorful life, and people have always been curious about the things Ive 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 Im writing this book for people who are ready to think for themselves. Thats all Im 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. Ive made some mistakes in the past. Ive made mistakes in my personal life, and Ive made mistakes in public, too. There have been times when I spoke out without realizing how my comments might sound to people. Thats all water under the bridge. Now, Im looking to the rest of my life, not dwelling on what might have been.
Im telling the truth about steroids in this book because someone has to do it. Were 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. Im 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. Im 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.
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