Birth Name: José Canseco Capas, Jr.
Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba
Date of Birth: July 2, 1964
Ethnicity: Cuban [Spanish]
José Canseco is an American professional baseball player. He was an outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball.
José was born in Havana, the son of Barbara and José Canseco. His twin brother, Ozzie Canseco, is also a professional baseball player, and manager. In Cuba, his father was a territory manager for the oil and gasoline corporation Esso, and an English teacher. The family was allowed to move to the U.S. in 1965, settling in Miami, where his father worked for oil/gasoline concern Amoco.
José has a daughter with his former wife Jessica Sekely.
His paternal grandparents were Spanish.
José was involved with controversy related to steroid use. After his baseball career, he also gained media attention for his dabble in combat sports, namely boxing and MMA. The self-proclaimed black belt in Kung Fu, Taekwondo, and Kickboxing was quickly defeated in a boxing match against football player Vai Sikahema, and Korean giant Hong Man Choi in an MMA fight.
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