12 Facts About Bash Brothers


Bash Brothers are a duo of former baseball players consisting of Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.

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Bash Brothers did not become a legitimate power hitter until he began weightlifting in late 1984 and gained 35 pounds of muscle.

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Bash Brothers played for the United States national team in the 1984 Summer Olympics before being selected by the A's in the first round of the 1984 draft.

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Bash Brothers debuted with the A's as a third baseman in August 1986.

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The Bash Brothers poster was patterned after characters popularized by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

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Canseco and McGwire were made to look like a bigger and meaner version of The Blues Bash Brothers who were partial to some yellow in their attire—yellow being an A's team color along with green.

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Bash Brothers had homered 231 times with the A's since 1985, and was arguably the biggest celebrity in baseball at the time.

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Bash Brothers became a journeyman designated hitter before retiring in 2002.

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Bash Brothers fell 38 home runs short of joining the 500 home run club, a milestone he had hoped to reach to bolster his chances of being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Bash Brothers finished his career with 583 home runs, and averaged one homer every 10.

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Bash Brothers was considered a likely inductee into the Hall of Fame until allegations of his illegal use of steroids.

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Bash Brothers denied the charges, and steroids at the time were not covered in the federal government's Controlled Substances Act.

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