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Royals announce Sweeney Hall of Fame induction date

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals announced that Mike Sweeney's induction into the club's Hall of Fame will be held on Aug. 15.

The ceremony will be held prior to the 6:10 CT game against the Angels -- that night also will be Royals Retro Night, with the first 10,000 fans receiving a retro powder blue jersey.

The Royals also have added a Mike Sweeney Hall of Fame Bobblehead Day for the Sept. 6 game against the White Sox.

Sweeney was a five-time American League All-Star during his Royals career from 1995-2007. He still holds the single-season club record with 144 RBIs in 2000 and the second-best batting average at .340 in 2002.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB.
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