1988 HEADLINE: Jose Canseco Becomes 1st Member Of The ’40/40 Club’
On this day in 1988, Jose Canseco elevated his game to a place that no other player had been prior.
With 2 stolen bases against the Milwaukee Brewers, Canseco collected his 39th and 40th steals of the season and became the first player in major league history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season.
Canseco won the Most Valuable Player award during this season. And it can be argued that this was the most impressive offensive season ever had by a player. To date, only 4 players have gained entry into the ’40/40 Club’, with Canseco being the first. And had it not been for Jose’s incredible year, it’s very possible that this baseball milestone never existed.
Congratulations to Jose Canseco – A Very Elite Player!!!