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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

Royals name Sweeney as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations

The Kansas City Royals announced that the club has named former first baseman Mike Sweeney as its Special Assistant to Baseball Operations. “We’re thrilled as an organization that Mike will be joining our baseball operations department,” Royals Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations/GM Dayton Moore said. “He’s a tremendous leader and I’m confident that he will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 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...
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

Former Royal Sweeney: I failed the Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Former Royals slugger Mike Sweeney says that while he loved his 13 years with the team, he believes he ultimately failed during his time in Kansas City. He failed the fans, the organization and team owner David Glass, he said. "The ultimate goal each year is to get to the playoffs and win the World Series," Sweeney told FOXSportsKasnasCity.com. "...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Network adds former Phillie Mike Sweeney to lineup

Mike Sweeney's stint in Philadelphia was brief, but he quickly became a fan favorite and was the kind of player you could really pull for. With his positive attitude and his willingness to share hugs with everyone who did something well, Sweeney was certainly a guy that fit well in any clubhouse he suited up in. Now Sweeney will be suiting up ina  different way. According...
Via Macho Row
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Sweeney to Tebow: 'lead by example'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Depending on which poll you believe, Denver quarterback Tim Tebow is the most popular athlete in sports today, the most over-rated athlete in sports today, the most polarizing athlete in sports today, the most... well, the list goes on and on. But you don't need a poll to recognize this: Mention the name Tim Tebow and almost everyone, sports fan or not, has...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals Fantasy Camp to feature Brett, Sweeney

Mike Sweeney and George Brett plan to be teammates and coaches in next year's Royals Alumni Fantasy Camp at Surprise, Ariz. The Jan. 30- Feb. 3 event will be held at the Royals' training facility, and openings are still available.
Via royals.com
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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