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Canseco hits longballs in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

 Former major league slugger Jose Canseco made an appearance at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night. Canseco signed autographs and took part in a pre-game softball home run derby.

The appearance wasn't the first time the former major leaguer hit the field in Cedar Rapids, he had also played at Vets during his minor league days with the Madison Muskies. Canseco recalled it being one of the coldest games he'd ever played in.

"It was so cold, that I actually used ski mittens," said Canseco, "I actually hit a home run in my first at bat with ski mittens, so ironically enough the other players started using ski mittens, but they couldn't hit with them."

Canseco finished second in the home run derby finals.

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