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John Kruk unknowingly texted with George Brett about ribs

By Ian Casselberry One of the most appealing things about John Kruk as a broadcaster is his willingness to make fun of himself and to tell self-deprecating stories on the air that nicely fill the gaps between action during a ballgame. The analyst provided a funny example of that on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast between the Angels and Royals. During the bottom of the fourth...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Mike Sweeney’s arrival to the Royals Hall of Fame

February 15, 2015 was a long awaited day in the life of former Royals all-star Mike Sweeney. The Royals Hall of Fame inducted one of the most decorated ballplayers to ever step foot in Kauffman stadium in a Kansas City uniform. The five time all-star spent a total of 16 seasons in the major leagues, 13 of those in which he spent with the Royals. Sweeney originally landed in Kansas...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Sweeney, Royals Royalty

If you look through the members of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame, you’ll notice a trend for most of the players. Almost all of them contributed to a great Royals team. It’s littered with pennant winners and World Champions. Of course, there are a small number who don’t fit that mold. Those would […]
Via Pine Tar Press
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Sweeney joins Royals Hall of Fame

It will be hard for any Royal, past, present or future, to nudge George Brett off the Royals' throne. But at least when it comes to fan favorites, Mike Sweeney may well deserve the spot sitting at Brett's right hand. Sweeney was the most most popular player on a lot of losing Royals teams from 1995-2007. The five-time All-Star batted .299 in his Royals career (six points behind Brett...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweeney tops Flanny's ballot for Royals Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For close to 20 years, I have been voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Royals Hall of Fame. And while it has always been a great honor to have a ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame, there is something very special about voting for the Royals Hall of Fame as well. It is simply more personal. Of all the Baseball Hall of Famers I have voted for, I really...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Bulter: The End of an “Era”

The Kansas City Royals recently said goodbye to 8-year veteran, Billy Butler, due to free agency.  Butler signed a $30 million, 3-year contract with the Oakland Athletics that spans from 2015-2018.  There are many fans in Kansas City that will be sad not seeing #16 step out on Opening Day, but looking at the statistics, the Royals may very well be better off without the DH. Over...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 10, 2001

2001: A six-run outburst in the sixth inning was overshadowed by an actual outburst, from Royals first baseman Mike Sweeney, as Kansas City defeated Detroit 7-3 at Kauffman Stadium.In one of the most infamous fights in Royals history, Sweeney charged the mound and threw his helmet at Tigers starter Jeff Weaver after the pitcher said something following a request to move the resin...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweeney will have an on-field presence among his duties in front-office role

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Sweeney didn't have to hook up with the Royals just to get back into baseball. In fact, Sweeney last fall had two offers from other major-league teams to be their hitting coach. "But the more I thought about it," Sweeney said by phone from California, "I figured that if I was going to get back into the game, it had to be with the Royals. The Royals are my...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals add former player Sweeney to front office

The Royals have added former first baseman Mike Sweeney to their front office, giving him the title of special assistant to baseball operations. Sweeney was a five-time All-Star for the Royals, and arguably their most popular player from 1995-2007. He was a career .297 hitter who finished with 215 homers and 909 RBIs, even though he dealt with persistent back trouble that caused...
Via Associated Press
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Sweeney, a Royal again -- in the front office

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have added former first baseman Mike Sweeney to their front office, giving him the title of special assistant to baseball operations. Sweeney was a five-time All-Star for the Royals, and arguably their most popular player from 1995-2007. He was a career .297 hitter who finished with 215 homers and 909 RBIs, even though he dealt with persistent back...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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