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Jose Canseco Highlights From His Indy Baseball Comeback



By Mike Silva ~ September 16th, 2011. Filed under: Independent Baseball.

Every Friday I take a look at what is going on with independent baseball. This week will be the final installment as most indy seasons are coming to an end. I will be covering the Long Island Ducks run to the Atlantic League championship starting on Wednesday September 21st.

Today we look at one of the bigger stories of the independent baseball year, as Jose Canseco took over as the player/manager of the Yuma Scorpions.

The Scorpions were part of the North American Baseball League. This was the  inaugural season of the NABL, which was born from a merger of the the Northern League, United League Baseball of Texas, and the Golden Baseball League.

Canseco’s team finished dead last in the South Division with a 35-53 record, 17 games behind the San Angelo Colts. On the playing field, the 47-year old former “Bash Brother” played 60 games and hit .260 with 8 HRs and 46 RBI in 199 ABs. Other notables on the team were Tony PhillipsOzzie CansecoWilly AybarChris Britton, and Joey Gathright, whom was recently signed by the Boston Red Sox.

Here are a couple of highlights from Canseco’s season. One is a grand slam he hit in August. The other is a classic confrontation with an umpire.

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