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1988 HEADLINE: Jose Canseco Becomes 1st Member Of The ’40/40 Club’

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!!!

Happy Birthday To The Canseco Brothers!!!

Happy Birthday To The Canseco Brothers!!!

Twin brothers Jose and Ozzie Canseco turn 50 years old today.

While one brother reached the pinnacle of baseball success and the other barely made a dent as a professional player, the Canseco brothers have left a mark on the sport that will never be forgotten. Namely due to Jose’s actions regarding steroids and bringing light to its influence in baseball, Canseco will always be remembered and linked to performance enhancing drugs and their effect on the game.

But too often, it is forgotten how dominant Jose was during his playing days. Even at the end of his career, Jose was able to fill the stands with fans wanting to watch him play and he continued to deliver the long ball for them.

What I would like to give Jose is a ‘Re-do’. He says that if he could take back the books he wrote that he would. He says he never would put someone through what he has been through. I’d like to test that theory. But more than that, I would like to see how good and strong of a contribution to the game Jose could have made had he been the ideal teammate with a ‘team first’ mentality.

Happy Birthday Jose!!!

1988 HEADLINE: Jose Canseco Becomes 1st Member Of The ’40/40 Club’

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!!!

Happy Birthday To The Canseco Brothers!!!

Happy Birthday To The Canseco Brothers!!!

Jose and Ozzie Canseco turn 49 years old today.

While one brother reached the pinnacle of baseball success and the other barely made a dent as a professional player, the Canseco brothers have left a mark on the sport that will never be forgotten. Namely due to Jose’s actions regarding steroids and bringing light to its influence in baseball, Canseco will always be remembered and linked to performance enhancing drugs and their effect on the game.

But too often, it is forgotten how dominant Jose was during his playing days. Even at the end of his career, Jose was able to fill the stands with fans wanting to watch him play and he continued to deliver the long ball for them.

What I would like to give Jose is a ‘Re-do’. He says that if he could take back the books he wrote that he would. He says he never would put someone through what he has been through. I’d like to test that theory. But more than that, I would like to see how good and strong of a contribution to the game Jose could have made had he been the ideal teammate with a ‘team first’ mentality.

Happy Birthday Jose!!!

1988 HEADLINE: Jose Canseco Becomes 1st Member Of The ’40/40 Club’

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!!!

Jose Canseco Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Nevada

Jose Canseco Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy In Nevada

The Associated Press 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics Slugger Jose Canseco has filed for bankruptcy protection in Nevada.

The 1986 American League rookie of the year and 1988 league MVP with the A’s is seeking asset liquidation in Chapter 7 documents filed Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas.

Canseco’s bankruptcy attorney, Mark Segal (SEE-gal) declined to comment Wednesday.

The bankruptcy petition says the 48-year-old Canseco lives in Las Vegas.

The filing was first reported by the Las Vegas Sun.

It lists less than $21,000 in assets and almost $1.7 million in liabilities, including more than $500,000 owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

Canseco hit 462 home runs during 16 years on eight major league teams.

He was a six-time All-Star and two-time World Series winner.

He later admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.

Happy Birthday To The Canseco Brothers!!!

Happy Birthday To The Canseco Brothers!!!

Jose and Ozzie Canseco turn 48 years old today.

While one brother reached the pinnacle of baseball success and the other barely made a dent as a professional player, the Canseco brothers have left a mark on the sport that will never be forgotten.  Namely due to Jose’s actions regarding steroids and bringing light to its influence in baseball, Canseco will always be remembered and linked to performance enhancing drugs and their effect on the game.

But too often, it is forgotten how dominant Jose was during his playing days.  Even at the end of his career, Jose was able to fill the stands with fans wanting to watch him play and he continued to deliver the long ball for them.

What I would like to give Jose is a ‘Re-do’.  He says that if he could take back the books he wrote that he would.  He says he never would put someone through what he has been through.  I’d like to test that theory.  But more than that, I would like to see how good and strong of a contribution to the game Jose could have made had he been the ideal teammate with a ‘team first’ mentality.

Happy Birthday Jose!!!

Kirby Puckett 1987 Fleer Superstar Special With Jose Canseco & Jim Rice

Kirby Puckett 1987 Fleer Superstar Special With Jose Canseco & Jim Rice

Before I get too far ahead of myself , have a look at this card.

What I really enjoy about this one is that each of these guys could hit the ball out of the ballpark with relative ease.  Yet, each of them had such a different physical look.

Canseco was the muscle-bound slugger with the quick wrists.  Rice was the long hitter with the effortless swing.  Puckett was the short and stocky player that could drive the ball for miles with his hefty swing.

AL Pitchers Nightmare?  I THINK SO!!!

Jose Canseco 2011 Goodwin Champions by Upper Deck

Jose Canseco 2011 Goodwin Champions by Upper Deck

I have no idea why I got this card.  Maybe I was drawn to Jose’s guns?!?!?

Jose Canseco & Lenny Dykstra To Fight In ‘Celebrity’ Boxing Bout!!!

Jose Canseco & Lenny Dykstra To Fight In ‘Celebrity’ Boxing Bout!!!

By      David Brown

If you’re the kind of person who rubbernecks after a horrific automobile accent, a celebrity boxing card featuring Jose Canseco fighting Lenny Dykstra might be the kind of pay-per-view programming that perfectly fills your entertainment void.

Coming this Saturday night at the Avalon in Hollywood, the former Major League Baseball All-Stars who became celebrity burnouts will go toe-to-toe in the ring as Western Civilization continues to collapse on itself. And all it will cost you to watch on your TV is $19.95.

If you’re looking for some details as to how Canseco and Dykstra have messed up their own lives lately, Larry Brown Sports provides a few good links as background.

Canseco’s been on the card for a while, but Dykstra is a last-moment fill-in for Tareq Salahi, who is best-known as the male half of the conniving couple who crashed a White House state dinner that one time. (In a way, it’s too bad; I would almost think about paying 20 bucks to watch someone beat up Salahi.)

Then again, it’s Canseco, who didn’t even show up the last time he was supposed to celebrity box. Instead, he sent his twin brother, Ozzie, and got sued because even celebrity boxing promoters have standards. Is there any way the authorities can ensure Jose’s participation this time around?

At 48, Dykstra is one year older and about five inches shorter than the 6-foot-3 Canseco. In addition to the size and presumed reach advantage, Canseco would seem to be in much better shape than Dykstra, who has appeared to let himself go a little bit as he conquered, and then got conquered by, Wall Street. But Lenny always had spunk, and he vows to “destroy Canseco” in the ring:

“Canseco ruined my career by spreading lies. I called Tareq and begged him to let me take his place in the upcoming fight against Canseco.”

Does Lenny mean that Canseco somehow ruined his baseball career, or his career with stocks and bonds? Canseco never specifically named Dykstra as a steroid user, but I guess Dykstra was speaking in general terms because Canseco prompted MLB’s investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, which brought the Mitchell Report, in which Dykstra was named. Dykstra also has been quoted in a book admitting to using steroids, so … who knows what he’s talking about. Does it matter?