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Mike Sweeney

Inducted 2015
First Baseman/DH 1995-2007

So much the heart and soul of his teams, Mike Sweeney was the first Royals player to wear the captain 'C' on his jersey. The three-time Royals Player of the Year set a club record for RBI in a single-season with 144 in 2000. He posted a .340 batting average in 2002, which was the second highest in franchise history. Sweeney was named an American League All-Star five times and ended his career second on the Royals all-time list in home runs (197), slugging percentage (.492) and batting average (.299). He also ranked in the Royals Top 10 in games played (1,282), hits (1,398), walks (484), doubles (297), runs scored (700), and RBI (837).

  • POSITION: 1B
  • BATS: Right
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 6'3
  • WEIGHT: 225
  • BORN: July 22, 1973 in Orange, CA
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted in 1991 by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th rd. (262nd overall)
  • SIGNED: Drafted in 1991 by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th rd. (262nd overall)
  • DEBUT: September 4, 1995
  • FINAL GAME: October 3, 2010
Royals Career Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
1891 5188 759 1540 215 909 522 613 53 .297 .366 .486