Canseco Swings for the Fences for Hurricane Andrew Victims

February 7, 1993:  Jose Canseco takes a mighty swing during a charity softball game at the Orange Bowl. The event was organized by Canseco to benefit victims of Hurricane Andrew. Proceeds went to Habitat For Humanity. Others who participated include: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Andre Dawson, Danny Tartabull, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling, Bret Saberhagen, Juan Gonzalez, Alex Fernandez, Todd Zeile, Julio Franco, Walt Weiss, Mike Bordick, Joe Grahe and former University of Miami baseball coach Ron Fraser. Special thanks to Gustavo Diaz for the photo.

A 1982 graduate of Miami’s Coral Park High School, Canseco’s then Miami home was damaged during the storm. In 1988 he became the first player in Major League history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in the same season. But for all his baseball success, Canseco is more notorious for his steroid use. His tell-all book “Juiced” exposed many of the players who used performance enhancing drugs. In case you were wondering why Alex Rodriguez didn’t make an appearance, he was a senior at Miami’s Westminster Christian School at the time. To read more stories about the Orange Bowl, visit us on Facebook at

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