The Story: In February 2005 Canseco released his autobiography and steroid tell-all, Juiced , Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big. In it he described himself as 'the chemist' having experimented on himself for years. He claimed to have educated and personally injected many players including Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez, Ivan Rodriguez, and Jason Giambi. In his second book, Vindicated , Canseco added Magglio Ordonez to the list of players he had educated and injected with steroids. He also said he introduced Alex Rodriguez to a trainer/PED supplier after Rodriguez had asked where he could get steroids.
Canseco's second book, Vindicated , was released to much less fanfare than his first, Juiced . The new book contained two passed lie-detector tests among allegations of drug use by then Chhicago White Sox star, Magglio Ordonex. Canseco also claimed to have introduced Alex Rodriguez to a known steroid dealer/trainer. Rodriguez had not been previously implicated. The book also recounted an off-camera exchange between Canseco and 60 Minutes host, Mike Wallace, inquired about how steroids and human growth hormone might Wallace, who was in his eighties.
The Union Association survived for only one season (1884), as did the Players' League (1890), an attempt to return to the National Association structure of a league controlled by the players themselves. Both leagues are considered major leagues by many baseball researchers because of the perceived high caliber of play and the number of star players featured. However, some researchers have disputed the major league status of the Union Association, pointing out that franchises came and went and contending that the St. Louis club, which was deliberately "stacked" by the league's president (who owned that club), was the only club that was anywhere close to major league caliber.