Canseco called steroid user in affidavit

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- An affidavit from former Arizona pitcher Jason Grimsley unsealed Thursday named Jose Canseco, among others, as having taken steroids.

Bush: Steroid report shines light on issue

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush hopes the just-released report on illegal performance-enhancing drugs in baseball marks the end of their use, the White House said.

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MLB: Washington 8, Milwaukee 5

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Washington's Bernie Castro hit RBI triples from both sides of the plate, highlighting Alfonso Soriano's historic night in an 8-5 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: Washington 8, Milwaukee 5

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Washington's Bernie Castro hit RBI triples from both sides of the plate, highlighting Alfonso Soriano's historic night with an 8-5 win over Milwaukee.

Canseco wants in steroid investigation

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- Jose Canseco, baseball's best-known whistleblower in the steroid scandal, says he wants to help with the performance-enhancing-drug investigation.

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Jose Canseco book may become film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Jose Canseco's tell-all book about major league baseball and steroids may be made into a feature film.

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Today is Saturday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2005 with 182 to follow.
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Cansecos lose lawsuit over bar fight

MIAMI, April 26 (UPI) -- A Miami jury has ordered former baseball star Jose Canseco and his brother to pay $290,000 in punitive damages Tuesday as the result of a fight.

Jose Canseco on trial for nightclub fight

MIAMI, April 19 (UPI) -- The controversy that envelopes former baseball player Jose Canseco has followed him into court in Miami with a suit involving a nightclub brawl.

Steroid hearing hurts McGwire popularity

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- A USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll released Tuesday indicates the recent Congressional hearing on steroid use has seriously hurt Mark McGwire's popularity.

Jose Canseco says colleagues lied

CHICAGO, March 19 (UPI) -- Jose Canseco, the steroid-enhanced former Oakland As slugger, says at least one top athlete lied to Congress under oath this week.

Players deny steroid use

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Some of baseball's top names, testifying during a Congressional hearing Thursday, denied using steroids.

Calls for Hill action on steroid use

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Baseball Hall of Famer Sen. Jim Bunning told lawmakers Thursday the time may have come for Congress to intervene to deal with steroid abuse in baseball.
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Jose Canseco
Jose Canseco signs copies of his new book "Juiced" at Barnes & Noble in New York on February 23, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

José Canseco Capas, Jr. (born July 2, 1964), nicknamed "The Chemist", is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter and current designated hitter and bench coach for the Laredo Broncos of the United Baseball League. He is the identical twin brother of former major league player Ozzie Canseco. After retiring from Major League Baseball, he also competed in boxing and mixed martial arts.

Canseco was born in Regla, Cuba, and left Cuba with his cousins and family when he and his brother were infants. They relocated to the United States, with José and Ozzie growing up in the Miami, Florida area, and attending Coral Park High School. Canseco did not attend college, having been drafted in the 15th round by the Oakland Athletics in 1982. He first received high regard for his remarkable power at his early minor league stops with the Madison Muskies in Madison, Wisconsin, Idaho Falls A's, in Idaho Falls, Idaho and the Modesto A's in Modesto, California. Canseco started the 1985 season with the AA Huntsville Stars and became known as "Parkway Jose", for his long home runs (25 in half a season), that went close to the Memorial Parkway behind Joe Davis Stadium.

In 1985, Canseco won the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award, and was a late season call-up for the Oakland A's, playing in 29 games in the major leagues in 1985. He gained notoriety in 1986, his first full season, being named the American League's Rookie of the Year, with 33 home runs and 117 runs batted in. In 1987, Mark McGwire joined Canseco on the Athletics; McGwire hit 49 home runs that year and was also named the American League Rookie of the Year. Together, he and Canseco formed a fearsome offensive tandem, known as the "Bash Brothers".

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