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This Date In Royals History–April 11, 2004

2004: Ken Harvey’s eighth-inning single broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the Royals to a 5-3 win over the Indians at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals, who had led 3-1 before Cleveland tied the score in the seventh, began their half of the eighth with Mike Sweeney being hit by a Jose Jimenez pitch. Juan Gonzalez flied out before Joe Randa worked a walk, moving pinch-runner Angel Berroa...
Via Pine Tar Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Coffee: Royals Myths Debunked

Over the last 25 or so years, being a Kansas City Royals fan has been quite difficult as good players have come and gone and more often than not it seems, guys like Zack Greinke are replaced by guys like Luke Hochevar.  For years, the question wasn't if the Royals would finish under .500, but how far under .500 they'd finish. As someone who has been a Royals fan my entire...
Via Pine Tar Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bouncing Back: Salvador Perez

Carlos Beltrán, Aníbal Sánchez, Clay Buchholz, Johnny Damon, Zack Greinke, Jed Lowrie, Eric Hosmer, Mike Sweeney. All above-average players. Most of them All-Stars. All have one thing in common: At some point in their careers, they were among the more than 100 major leaguers to have played for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a Class A Kansas City Royals affiliate in Delaware’s largest city.
Via Razzball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

On this day in Kansas City Sports History, for February 9th…

Matt Starr Kansas City Writer On this day in Kansas City Sports History, for February 9th in 1886- the Kansas City Cowboys Baseball Team is formed (Kansas City’s 2nd professional baseball team, after the Unions) 1956- Phil Ford is born today. A Kansas City Kings Basketball team player and NBA Rookie of the year in 1979 while playing for the Kings. 2014- Kansas City Royals news...
Via TopSportsReport
February 09, 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

FOX Sports Kansas City's Hudler gets down with the troops at Fort Bragg

As a player and now a Kansas City Royals broadcaster, Rex Hudler always has considered himself a good soldier -- metaphorically, obviously. Now Hudler is getting at least a glimpse of what being a real soldier is about. Hudler is one of several FOX Sports broadcasters, and current and former major league players, taking part in "FOX Sports' Spring Training to the Troops...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Should there be a third Royals All-Star?

For the first time in a decade, the Royals have more than one player named to the All-Star team. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez are the first duo to earn the honors since Mike MacDougal and Mike Sweeney in 2003. While Kansas City fans will enjoy watching Gordon and Perez in the Midsummer Classic, the Royals very easily could have had three All-Stars and some might argue they should...
Via i70baseball
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Busted Batters’ Backs Are Bad

Several high profile hitters have been slowed by back injuries this season. The Yankees’ Kevin Youkilis is on the disabled list with a sprained back for the third time in his career. Shane Victorino missed eight games from late April to early May because of a bad back. Jose Bautista missed about a week of play with back spasms. When back problems occur to hitters, fans should not...
Via Fangraphs
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Are Butler and Gordon Nearing Royalty?

#bbpBox_328612339702177792 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_328612339702177792 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }We might be watching a #Royals team consisting of 2 of the best 5 players to ever don the blue and white for KCApril 28, 2013 2:51 pm via webReplyRetweetFavorite@PCBearcatRoss Martin  The tweet above was referencing Billy Butler and Alex Gordon...
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May 02, 2013  |  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

Is .390 the greatest Royals record?

As it becomes more and more apparent that Billy Butler will not be breaking the most embarrassing record in Kansas City Royals history I thought it would be a good time to look at the opposite side of the spectrum. More specifically, if Steve Balboni’s 36 home runs are the most embarrassing, then what single season record is the greatest in Royals history? Greatest can mean a...
Via i70baseball
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas City and the All Star “DNP” Tradition

The big boys are coming to our house this year, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be allowed to play with them. The Royals host the All Star Game this year, and it is a huge event for Kansas City. But the hopes of KC fans that their team would be well represented at home were disappointed. Ever since the announcement was made that KC would be home to the 2012 All Star Game, the question...
Via i70baseball
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals to flavor Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

The Royals will lend some hometown flavor to the Legends & Celebrity Softball Game during All-Star Weekend at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney are among the former Royals players on the roster for the six-inning game, which is scheduled for July 8. The All-Star Game takes place July 10. Ernie Banks, Joe...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2012  |  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

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

The Royals Need A Rival

Just over 30 years ago the Kansas City Royals were embroiled in one of the best rivalries in baseball with the hated Yankees. It had everything a great rivalry needs; success on both sides, regular and postseason match ups, incredible stories, fights, and most importantly a general disdain for the other team. The Yankees got the better of the Royals during the rivalry, but you could...
Via i70baseball
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Melville takes pride in helping others

Pitching prospect Tim Melville, who was honored at Wednesday's Royals Awards Luncheon with the Mike Sweeney Award, just seems to gravitate toward helping others -- and quietly.
Via royals.com
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

A Look Back At The Worst Royals Team Of All Time

In the last 15 years, the Kansas City Royals have put some pretty pathetic teams on the field.  As some time has passed since some of these historically inept Royals teams have come and gone, it is interesting to take a look back at the worst of them all, the 2005 version of the Royals. Having the benefit of perspective, it really is astonishing to think that anyone in the organization...
Via i70baseball
January 03, 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

The 10 Best Draft Picks in Kansas City Royals History

The 41-year history of the Kansas City Royals is a story of a meteoric rise to contention in the franchise's first 21 years, followed by a titanic fall to baseball's cellar in the last 20 years.As an expansion team in 1969, the Royals became a winner after just two seasons and was a title contender for two decades. In fact, all seven of the team's playoff appearances...
Via KC Sports Central
February 20, 2010  |  Discuss

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