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Jose Canseco

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2, 1964
Havana, Cuba
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2, 1964 (age 56)
Havana, Cuba


6-time All-Star outfielder and designated hitter who hit 462 career home runs and was named American League MVP in 1988 with the Oakland Athletics. He admitted to using performance enhancing drugs and his 2005 book called out numerous other big name players for using steroids.

Before Fame

His family relocated from Cuba to the United States when he was an infant.


He won a World Series Championship with the Oakland Athletics in 1989 and was a member of the 2000 World Series Champion New York Yankees in the second-to-last year of his career.

Family Life

He was married to Esther Haddad from 1988 to 1992 and Jessica Canseco from 1996 to 1999. He has a daughter named Josie. His identical brother, Ozzie, was also a major league baseball player.

Associated With

He appeared on a number of talk shows after releasing his book in 2005 and was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live.