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October 15, 1989 | By Frank Dolson, Inquirer Sports Editor
They kept waiting for the big guy to hit one. A plane circled over the Coliseum last night with a sign that read, "Jose, hit the plane, win $1,000. " Then there was the Oakland A's fan who held up a huge red and white target - "Jose's Target" - in the top row of the upper deck in left field whenever Jose Canseco stepped in the batter's box. Any well-aimed, run-of-the- mill, 800-foot homer would have reached it. Maybe that was the trouble. Maybe Canseco, he of the red Jaguars and the monster home runs, was trying to do the impossible with one swing in the opening game of the World Series.
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August 1, 1991 | By Glen Macnow, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff from Paramus - that's all the name he would give - came early to Yankee Stadium Tuesday, the better to greet Oakland A's slugger Jose Canseco during batting practice: "I hope you've got your bullet-proof vest on," he yelled. It's hell night in the Bronx, Mr. Canseco. Jeff from Paramus might be amusing if he were not so frightening and there were not so many like him at Yankee Stadium. During the two-game homestand against the A's, a thousand fans, maybe more, seated in the right-field bleachers also greeted Canseco with a hailstorm of rubber balls, coins, batteries, cups, vegetables and radios, all tossed from the stands.
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April 22, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Oakland A's slugger Jose Canseco was arrested yesterday after a University of California employee spotted a loaded semi-automatic pistol on the floor of Canseco's Jaguar. Canseco, last year's American League Most Valuable Player and the first major-leaguer to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases the same season, was arrested about 2 p.m. outside the Laurel Heights complex of the University of California at San Francisco, police said. Canseco was booked on suspicion of possessing a firearm on university property, a felony, and possession of a loaded firearm in the passenger compartment of a vehicle, a misdemeanor.
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January 13, 2010 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
In an interview with an ESPN radio station in Chicago yesterday, Jose Canseco took issue with his former "Bash Brother" on the Athletics, Mark McGwire, insisting that McGwire had misremembered their days together in Oakland. Canseco challenged McGwire to take a public polygraph after McGwire again denied that Canseco ever injected him with steriods in the clubhouse toilet stall. "I want to see him call me a liar under a polygraph examination," Canseco said. McGwire said on MLB Network on Monday that Canseco made up that story in his 2005 book, Juiced.
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March 17, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Former slugger Jose Canseco's request for immunity from prosecution was denied yesterday, raising the possibility of players' invoking their Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer when they appear before the House Government Reform Committee today to talk about steroids. "No witnesses have been or will be granted immunity," David Marin, a spokesman for committee chairman Tom Davis, said in an e-mail to the Associated Press. But the panel's ranking Democrat, Henry Waxman, of California, said, "Not everything's been fully resolved.
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October 22, 1988 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was the World Series with the twilight starts. And it was the World Series with the tape-measure finishes. It was the World Series in which Mickey Hatcher turned into Mickey Mantle. And it was the World Series in which Jose Canseco turned into Jose Gonzalez. It was the World Series in which the stunt men got mistaken for the stars of the show. And it was the World Series in which the 104-game winners crashed instead of bashed. It was the World Series in which Roy Hobbs came to life.
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February 12, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Jose Canseco's memoir continued to shock the baseball world yesterday with revelations that implicate Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and several journeymen players as steroid users. In "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big," which hit stores yesterday, Canseco writes, "I've never seen Roger Clemens do steroids, and he never told me that he did," but goes on for two pages about how Clemens said he used the term "B-12 shots" - clubhouse code for steroids, Canseco says.
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April 15, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Jose Canseco became the 28th player in major-league history to reach the 400 home run plateau yesterday in Toronto. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays' designated hitter also became the first player born outside the United States to accomplish the feat when he lined a pitch from Kelvim Escobar 368 feet over the left-field wall in the third inning. Born in Cuba, Canseco is in his 15th major-league season. The last two major-leaguers to reach 400 were Mark McGwire, Canseco's former teammate with the Oakland Athletics, and San Francisco's Barry Bonds.
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October 17, 1988 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
The ball went sailing directly over his head, into the night, into the seats, and Jose Canseco barely moved. There was no reason to move. There was no reason to watch. There was no reason to do anything but walk off the field and wait for another day. "He hit it - boom - I knew it was out," said Jose Canseco. "I took one step. I said, 'That's it.' " It was Saturday night in Dodger Stadium. Kirk Gibson - hobbling, staggering, struggling merely to swing the bat - had just taken Game 1 of the 1988 World Series and made it his game.
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July 22, 1988 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
You look at him standing there at the plate with that mammoth build, that body made by Bethlehem Steel, and you are not exactly tempted to think of Matt "The Scat" Alexander. You think of baseballs flying like golf balls. You think of home runs disappearing into center-field upper decks. You think of this 6-foot-3, 230- pound monster man named Jose Canseco squashing baseballs like cantaloupes with that awesome strength. But while his tape-measure homers are the stuff of legends, the stuff that captivates This Week in Baseball, it is something else that now captivates this imposing 24-year-old talent from Oakland.
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April 11, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
JOSE CANSECO has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and - in his 2005 book "Juiced" - alleged that 85 percent of major league players did too. Unlike Pete Rose, who gambled on baseball, Canseco has not been banned by Major League Baseball. He's even on record as saying he'd like to return as a manager some day. But he's not holding his breath. "That would be kind of interesting and a freak show to see that," he said at a recent sports dinner and auction for the Regina (Saskatchewan)
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June 8, 2013
Las Vegas police investigating a woman's allegation that she was raped by Jose Canseco will not seek criminal charges against the former slugger, a department spokesman said Friday, adding that the case was closed. Canseco, 48, who went public about the investigation May 22 on Twitter, told the Associated Press that he was victimized by the allegation, and he wants to sue his accuser. "She alleged I drugged her and raped her," Canseco said. "It was an outright lie. I proved it by taking two lie-detector tests.
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May 23, 2013
Discontent is brewing in Dodgerland: After benching star outfielder Andre Ethier against the Brewers on Wednesday, manager Don Mattingly took out his frustrations on the rest of the team. "We're in last place in the National League West," he said. "Last year at this point, we played a lineup with nobody in it, but they fought, they competed and battled every inch. I felt like we got more out of our ability. I don't know if that team was tougher. " Then he blasted the bosses who assembled the second-highest payroll in baseball (not quite $217 million)
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May 23, 2013 | Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco Jr. has been accused of sexual assault in Las Vegas, in an investigation that the former baseball slugger made public with postings on a social media website claiming that a woman falsely accused him of rape. No arrest was made and police said no charges were immediately filed against the 48-year-old former Oakland Athletics rookie of the year who played for six other teams from 1985 to 2001 and later wrote a tell-all book admitting that he used performance-enhancing steroids.
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November 3, 2011 | By Dan Gross
WHERE'S a professional athlete who's gone broke and facing criminal charges to turn? If you're a loyal reader, you know there is only one answer: Celebrity Boxing Federation promoter Damon Feldman . Embattled ex-Phillies star Lenny Dykstra will take on Jose Canseco in Alki David's Celebrity Fight Night, featuring a Battle of the Baseball Bad Boys, at the Avalon Concert Hall, in Hollywood. The fight, at 9 p.m. Saturday, will be streaming online at FilmOn.com and, according to Feldman, will also be available on pay-per-view TV through Comcast and other providers.
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January 13, 2010 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
In an interview with an ESPN radio station in Chicago yesterday, Jose Canseco took issue with his former "Bash Brother" on the Athletics, Mark McGwire, insisting that McGwire had misremembered their days together in Oakland. Canseco challenged McGwire to take a public polygraph after McGwire again denied that Canseco ever injected him with steriods in the clubhouse toilet stall. "I want to see him call me a liar under a polygraph examination," Canseco said. McGwire said on MLB Network on Monday that Canseco made up that story in his 2005 book, Juiced.
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November 5, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Jose Canseco went to a Tijuana pharmacy looking for something to boost his testosterone level - low after years of admitted steroid use - and got himself in trouble again. Limping slightly and saying he's tired, depressed and nearly bankrupt, the former slugger pleaded guilty yesterday to a misdemeanor offense of trying to bring a fertility drug across the Mexican border. He was sentenced to 12 months of unsupervised probation. Canseco, 44, apologized to U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks in San Diego, saying, "I made an honest mistake.
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December 31, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Onetime big-league slugger Jose Canseco will name more names in a sequel to his 2005 steroid memoir Juiced, according to published reports yesterday. The new book, with the working title Vindicated, will arrive in bookstores on opening day 2008, Canseco's lawyer Robert Saunooke told the New York Post and the Daily News. Saunooke said the book would accuse ballplayers not named in former Sen. George Mitchell's report of using performance-enhancing drugs. He did not say who those players were.
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March 17, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Former slugger Jose Canseco's request for immunity from prosecution was denied yesterday, raising the possibility of players' invoking their Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer when they appear before the House Government Reform Committee today to talk about steroids. "No witnesses have been or will be granted immunity," David Marin, a spokesman for committee chairman Tom Davis, said in an e-mail to the Associated Press. But the panel's ranking Democrat, Henry Waxman, of California, said, "Not everything's been fully resolved.
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March 11, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Jose Canseco is willing to tell all before a congressional committee looking into steroids in baseball, but first he wants assurances he won't get in trouble for what he says. Canseco asked yesterday for immunity if he's to testify fully, but a spokesman for the lawmaker who will chair the proceeding offered no promises. Canseco is among seven players summoned to appear at the March 17 hearing of the House Government Reform Committee. Another House panel yesterday held the first of what it said could be a series of hearings on the subject, with several congressmen chastising baseball for what one called its "extremely weak" drug-testing program.
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