Today is anniversary of Jose Canseco’s infamous home run header

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On this date in 1993, Jose Canseco used his head — literally.


You know the story … it’s one of the great bloopers in modern baseball history.


Canseco was playing right field for the Rangers when Carlos Martinez lifted a deep fly ball off Kenny Rogers that carried out towards the right field wall. The ball bounced off his head and over the wall for a solo home run.


Canseco put up some eye-opening numbers during his steroid-fueled 17-year career – which included six All-Star selections, a pair of World Series rings and 462 home runs – but the former American League MVP will be always remembered for the homer he gave up.

Jose Canseco turns this Carlos Martinez fly ball into a home run on March 26, 1993.

Jose Canseco turns this Carlos Martinez fly ball into a home run on March 26, 1993.

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Oh, and also for being the author of the book (“Juiced”) that spilled baseball’s dirty secrets on performance enhancing drugs.


“Hey, I’m an entertainer,” Canseco said after the game.


Yes, that’s one word to describe the former Bash Brother.


Canseco even took time to tweet about the anniversary of his bone-headed play last year.


The disgraced slugger is currently working as a pre- and postgame analyst for the A’s on NBC Sports California.

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