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This Date In Royals History–June 5, 2000

2000: Mike Sweeney’s two-run double was the key blow in a four-run sixth inning, which was the key inning in the Royals’ 7-4 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Royals built a 3-1 lead through the first five innings. Kansas City scored first, against Cardinals starter Pat Hentgen in the second inning. Carlos Beltran walked to start the inning. Joe Randa...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 05, 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

The Embattled Hero

I can remember it like it was yesterday, August 4, 2009. The Mariners were in town and I was taking my then 8 year old son and his friend to a ballgame for his birthday. We got there early so we could get all of the Little K events out of the way, we walked the path just under the Jumbotron so we could see just how jumbo it was, we got a couple of pops, some nachos, and, after circling...
Via i70baseball
February 20, 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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