Jose Canseco y Capas Jr.
Born: Jul 02, 1964 AD
Currently alive, at 51 years of age.
Categories: Baseball Player
1964 - Born on July 2nd in Regia, Havana, Cuba.
1973 - Become the first unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson.
1985 - Made major league debut on September 2nd.
1986 - Named to Baseball Digest magazine's Rookie All-Star Team.
1988 - Married to Esther Haddad on November 5th.
- First player in MLB history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season.
1990 - Signed the most lucrative contract in baseball to that date, a five-year, $23.5 million deal.
1996 - Married to Jessica Sekely on August 27th.
1997 - The Red Sox trade Canseco and cash to the Oakland Athletics for P John Wasdin.
1998 - Pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge for hitting his wife, Jessica.
2001 - Arraigned before Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Stanford Blake for two counts of aggravated battery in a incident at a Miami Beach nightclub. Police said Canseco grabbed a club patron by the neck, punched him and broke his nose. Canseco claimed he was with his brother and three women when a man violently groped one of the women, so he pushed the man but never hit him.
2002 - He signed a minor league deal with the Montreal Expos. The Expos are the first team in the National League he had ever played for. He was going to be the OF/1B for the Frank Robinson managed team, but was released when he discovered he wouldn't be an every day player. He later signed a minor league contract with the White Sox and was sent to Triple-A Charlotte. The Charlotte Knights first game with Canseco was April 27th. Attendence at Charlotte increased over 50% once Canseco was with the Knights. He had five homers before retiring, May 13th.
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