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23 years ago today, Jose Canseco assisted a home run over the fence with his head

The record books are wrong. Rip up your precious "Who's Who In Baseball" annuals from the '90s and set your computer on fire, because Jose Canseco is only credited with 462 home runs.
When it obviously should be 462 and-a-half! After all, on May 26, 1993, Cleveland's Carlos Martinez hit a deep drive to right-center field -- but it didn't have quite enough oomf. So Canseco, knowing how good it feels to hit a home run, gave it a little help with a volleyball-style set ... off his head.

If that's not worth .5 home runs, I don't know what it is. Canseco doesn't hide from his role in the homer, either.