Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big by Jose CansecoJuiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big by Jose Canseco

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

byJose Canseco

Paperback | February 28, 2006

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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 cultivated a secret just about everyone in MLB knew about, one that would alter the game of baseball and the way we view our heroes forever. Canseco made himself a guinea pig of the performance-enhancing drugs that were only just beginning to infiltrate the American underground. Anabolic steroids, human growth hormones -- Canseco mixed, matched, and experimented to such a degree that he became known throughout the league as "The Chemist." He passed his knowledge on to trainers and fellow players, and before long, performance-enhancing drugs were running rampant throughout Major League Baseball. Sluggers scooping up pitches at their ankles and blasting them out of the park, pitchers cranking fastballs inning after inning -- Canseco showed the players how to customize their doses to sculpt the bodies they wanted, and baseball as we know it was the result.

Today, this issue has crept out of the closet and burst into the headlines as players balloon to herculean proportions and hundred-year-old records are not only broken, but also demolished. In this shocking memoir, Canseco sheds light on a life of dizzying highs and debilitating lows, provides the answers to questions about steroids that millions of fans are only now beginning to ask -- and suggests that, far from being a passing trend, the steroid revolution is only a taste of things to come.

Who's juiced? According to Canseco's authoritative account, more than you think. And baseball will never be the same.

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 ...
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Title:Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got BigFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:February 28, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060746416

ISBN - 13:9780060746414

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from This opened the world up! Definitely a big bomb dropped here.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read, scary reality of sports. I can understand why sherri_green does not like Jose but this book is well written. The rating she gave should not have been based on what she thinks of Jose as a person, and more what she thought of the book. If you are interested in what went on behind the scenes of MLB clubhouses, this is a good book for you.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This Juice needs vodka! What a self centered, shallow individual Jose is. Its all about him and how the media screwed him over. He abused steriods to make himself better and he doesnt apologise for it. He blames everyone but himself and the poor me attitude is sickening. The title should have read, The Crying and Wining of Jose and the world of Baseball that did him wrong. Dont buy it unless you really are a fan.
Date published: 2008-10-02