Jose Canseco is a former baseball player who played for the Oakland A’s in the Major League Baseball (MLB). He is considered as one of the most premier power hitters who ever played the game. Jose is ranked thirty-five in the list of all-time MLB players. To know more about the net worth of Jose Canseco in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Jose Canseco was born on July 2, 1964, in Havana, Cuba to his parents Barbara and Jose Sr. Canseco. He has a twin brother who is also a retired baseball player.
Jose’s father worked as a territory manager for the oil and gasoline company Esso. When Jose was one year of old, his family moved to Miami where his father worked for another oil and gasoline company Amoco as well as a part-time security guard.
Jose went to the Miami Coral Park High School where he was the part of the school’s baseball team. He won the award of “Most Valuable Player of the junior varsity team”.
Jose Canseco married Esther Haddad in the year 1988. The couple divorced in 1992.
Later he got married to Jessica Canseco in the year 1996, and after being married for three years, they divorced in 1999.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Jose Canseco was drafted to the Oakland Athletics in the 1982 MLB draft. He made his professional MLB debut in the year 1985 for the Oakland Athletics.
In 1988 Jose hit 42 home runs and 40 steals which made him the first player to hit to hit the 40-40 mark in the history of Major League Baseball.
In the 1989 season, he broke his wrist during the preseason which made him miss more than 90 games. Although he didn’t play a single game nearly half of the year, he was named as a starting outfielder in the All-Star team of the American League.
Jose completed his 1993 season hitting .256 with 46 RBIs and ten home run in a total of 600 games.
In 1995, he was transferred to the Boston Red Sox along with Roger Clemens and Mo Vaughn. At the end of the season, he scored 28 home runs in 95 games.
Later in 1997, he returned to the Oakland Athletics where he finished the season with 23 homers. On May 2002 Jose officially retired from the Major League Baseball.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Jose Canseco is considered to be more than $1 million. This huge wealth is the result of his successful career as a baseball player.
He is a four-time recipient of the Silver Slugger award and has also won the World Series twice: one with Oakland A’s (1989) and the other with New York Yankees (2000).
After retirement, he participated in many boxing and mixed martial tournaments.
Jose has also appeared on many television shows including The Simpsons, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and others.
He also did a guest role in the sports drama movie “Slamma Jamma” in the year 2017
Jose Canseco is one of the most popular and renowned baseball players in the world. He also runs a non-profit charity known as the “Baseball Assistance Team” which helps the members of the Baseball family in need of assistance.