José Canseco

José Canseco

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in Havana, Cuba
July 02, 1964




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José Canseco y Capas, Jr. is a former outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball, and is the twin brother of former major league player Ozzie Canseco.

In 2005, Canseco admitted to using anabolic steroids in a tell-all book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big. Canseco also claimed that up to 85% of major league players took steroids, a figure disputed by many in the game. In the book, Canseco specifically identified former teammates Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Rafael Palmeiro, Iván Rodríguez, and Juan González as fellow steroid users, and claimed that he injected them. Most of the players named in the book have denied steroid use. Giambi has admitted to steroid use in testimony before a gr

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“The challenge is not to find a top player who has used steroids. The challenge is to find a top player who hasn't.”
José Canseco

“Sure I tampered with my body chemistry -- and I emerged more than human! It's only a matter of time before an entire race of people are raised on steroids, and who knows what they'll be able to accomplish? Live to 150 years old, remain sexually potent into your nineties, interbreed with dolphins and whales, there's literally no limit to what steroids can do for a person. Do you know what it means to feel like God?”
José Canseco, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

“...And the reason I am the way I am is that I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is this: You fall down. You get up. That's it. It doesn't get any simpler than that.”
José Canseco

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