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Sweeney to participate in Hall of Fame Classic

KANSAS CITY -- Former Royals captain Mike Sweeney is headed for Cooperstown.

Sweeney, now special assistant to baseball operations, will be the Royals' representative among ex-Major Leaguers participating in the Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday, May 24, at historic Doubleday Field.

Game rosters are expected to include recently retired players from each of the 30 big league clubs. This sixth annual event will be part of the Hall of Fame's 75th anniversary celebration.

Managers and coaches of the teams will include Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Eddie Murray, Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for
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