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Jose Canseco y Capas Jr.

Born: 1964 AD
Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
Nationality: Cuban
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.