Want to Get Better at Baseball? Play With Jose Canseco

An interesting finding in the age of athletes and performance-enhancing drugs: a new study concludes that confirmed steroid user Jose Canseco had a more positive effect on his teammates' performance than any other baseball player in the '80s and '90s:

Using panel data, we show that a player's performance increases significantly after they played with Jose Canseco. After checking 30 comparable players from the same era, we find that no other baseball player produced a similar effect.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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