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Juiced Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

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ISBN-10: 0060746408

ISBN-13: 9780060746407

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jose Canseco

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When Jose Canseco burst into the Major Leagues in the 1980s, he changed the sport -- in more ways than one. No player before him possessed his mixture of speed and power, which allowed him to become the first man in history to belt more than forty home runs and swipe more than forty bases in the same season. He won Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player, and a World Series ring. Canseco shattered the mold of the out-of-shape baseball player and ushered in a new era of superathletes who looked like bodybuilders, made outrageous salaries, and enjoyed rock-star lifestyles. And the ticket for this ride? Steroids. Behind the gaudy stats and the glamour of his public life, Canseco…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/21/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Jose Canseco was born in Havana, Cuba, and immigrated to Miami in the 1970s. After being drafted by the Oakland Athletics, he went on to win Rookie of the Year, the American League MVP Award, and a World Series ring. In all, he played for seven different teams and ended his baseball career with a total of 462 home runs. Today, Canseco lives a quiet life in California with his daughter, Josie.