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MIKE SWEENEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
25 days ago  |  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

This Date In Royals History–July 31, 1997

1997: After surrendering the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th, the Royals scored two in the bottom of the inning for a walkoff win, 3-2 over Boston at Kauffman Stadium.The winning rally started against reliever Heathcliff Slocumb, who hit pinch-hitter Bip Roberts with a pitch to start the inning. Mike Sweeney grounded into a forceout, but David Howard singled and Jose Offerman...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 31, 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 AP on Fox
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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