Hispanidad: Cuban baseball deserves Fame

When baseball fans talk about Hispanic players prior to 1960, what they really mean are the Cubans, from an era when scouts prowling Latin America focused their attention on Havana, scouring the island for talented ballplayers. The era that saw 121 "Cuba
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International


Using digital technology, the multi-talented Mike Myers soon might be seen appearing with long-dead stars in long ago classic movies.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Montreal 6, Cincinnati 0

MONTREAL, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero failed in his quest to become the fourth member of the 40-homer, 40-stolen base club but did have three hits Saturday night as the Montreal Ex

Florida 9, Montreal 6

MONTREAL, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Juan Encarnacion and Mike Lowell hit two homers and combined to drive in all the runs for the Florida Marlins in a 9-6 victory Tuesday night over the Montreal E

NY Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 0

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Mike Mussina pitched a two-hitter and Jason Giambi went 4-for-4 with his 39th and 40th homers Tuesday night as the New York Yankees stopped the Tampa Bay Devil

Montreal 5, NY Mets 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero moved closer to joining the 40-40 club Sunday as the Montreal Expos defeated the New York Mets, 5-1, for their eighth win in nine games.

NY Yankees 5, Detroit 1

DETROIT, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano set the pace Friday night as the New York Yankees clinched at least a tie for their fifth consecutive American League East Division title with a

Montreal 6, NY Mets 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Vladimir Guerrero matched a career high with three stolen bases and moved closer to the exclusive 40-40 club Friday night as the Montreal Expos defeated the New

Players to make drug testing proposal

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The baseball players association said Wednesday it would make a long-awaited counter proposal on the issue of mandatory testing for drugs, including bodybuildin

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2002 with 182 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2002 with 182 to follow.

Docs troubled by steroid use among kids

There is growing concern by physicians and public health experts about growing use of steroid and steroid-like supplements among young people, with serious health implications.
STEVE MITCHELL, UPI Medical Correspondent

Living Today: Issues of modern living

Over this past weekend two people died in separate accidents at two different Six Flags parks, one in Georgia, the other in Colorado. In both cases the people who died were "ablebodied." But, according to Denver Post Legal Affairs Writer Howard Pankratz,
By United Press International

In Sports from United Press International

Carolina storms into conference finals
Page 4 of 6
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".

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jose Canseco."
Most Popular
'Duck Dynasty' star Sadie Robertson to join 'DWTS'
Ailina Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bomber's sister, arrested over alleged bomb threat
Major general stripped of title over handling of sexual abuse allegation
Justin Bieber compares fender bender to Princess Diana's car crash
Utah woman allegedly used bacon to ignite arson attack against ex