Local baseball fans and aspiring sluggers who want to go toe to toe with a former Major League Baseball MVP will get their chance in York next month.
Jose Canseco will take on all prospective challengers in a home run derby at the York Revolution's WellSpanPark on Sunday, Oct. 15. The event is being sponsored by TBW Charities, Inc.
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The event is open to baseball and softball players of all ages and features three age groups (12 and under, 13 to 17, and 18 and older). Each age group will compete in four rounds of competition and those who advance to the final round will face off against the 59-year-old Canseco.
Registration for participants is $75 and includes an autograph and photo opportunity with Canseco. General admission tickets are available for $10 each.
A six-time MLB all-star, Canseco ranks 38th in league history with 462 home runs, which he hit over 17 seasons from from 1985 to 2001. He's most famous for his tenure with the Oakland Athletics, where he made up half of the "Bash Brothers" tandem with Mark McGwire and helped lead the A's to three straight American League pennants and the 1989 World Series championship.
He was named American League MVP in 1988 when he became the first player in MLB history to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in the same season.
He also played in the Atlantic League at the end of his career, spending 41 games with the Newark Bears in 2001.
He became just as famous in retirement for admitting to taking steroids throughout his career. His tell-all book about baseball's 1990s steroid era became a New York Times bestseller. He's also remained in the limelight by appearing on a number of reality TV shows and celebrity boxing and martial arts competitions.
This article originally appeared on York Daily Record: Jose Canseco to host Home Run Derby at York Revolution's Stadium