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FutureStarrJose Canseco Net Worth
Jose Canseco is a Cuba-born retired American baseball player who has a net worth of $800 thousand. After a distinguished career in Major League Baseball, Canseco was eventually plagued by injuries and after his retirement became a fan favorite for his reality TV stardom, eccentric statements, and a tell-all book about his career in baseball that was published in 2005.
Jose Canseco was born July 2, 1964, in Havana, Cuba. His entire family left Cuba when Jose and his twin brother Ozzie (who also had a career as a professional ball player, albeit a less high-profile one) were still infants. Canseco had an interest in baseball early on, playing for his Miami Coral Park High School team and making varsity in his senior year. In his junior year, when he played on the junior varsity team, one sign of his future success came in the form of an MVP award. In 1982, he graduated high school, and his baseball career continued from there.Canseco was drafted into the minor leagues by the Oakland A's during the 1982 Draft. His professional debut happened with the Miami Marlins in the Florida State League while also playing Minor League ball with various teams until 1985. That's when Jose made his Major League debut on September 2nd with the Oakland Athletics. His first full season was the following year, and then his career really began to take off, earning the American League Rookie of the Year award and closing out the season with 33 home runs and 117 RBIs. The following year, another power hitter named Mark McGuire joined Canseco on the Athletics roster, and two eventually earned the dual nickname "the Bash Brothers" for their aggressive at-bat style of play.
After bouncing over to the Toronto Blue Jays and then signing a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays (known back then as the Devil Rays), Canseco made his last MLB appearance 16 years later after his debut, on October 6, 2001. When all was said and done, Jose was a six time All Star, two-time AL home run champion, four time Silver Slugger award winner and two time World Series champion.Jose wrote the 2005 book Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big. In the book Jose claims that the majority of Major League baseball players used steroids openly throughout the 80s and 90s. He has since become a bit of a controversial figure in the sports world and is alienated from most of his former baseball friends and teammates. (Source: www.celebritynetworth.com)