Special Assistant to Baseball Operations
Mike Sweeney is in his seventh season as part of the Royals’ front office after rejoining the organization on Feb. 7, 2014, being named a Special Assistant-Baseball Operations.
He spent 13 of his 16 Major League seasons in Kansas City (1995-2007), batting .299 and belting 197 home runs with the Royals. His standout seasons included 2000, when he knocked in 144 runs and 2002 when he batted .340, second highest in club history to George Brett’s .390 in 1980. He also served as KC’s team captain from 2003-07.
Sweeney was elected to the Royals Hall of Fame on Feb. 25, 2015 and was officially inducted on Aug. 15 that season. He was a five-time All-Star (2000-03, 2005), and is one of five Royals to be selected to five All-Star Games or more. He was also named Royals Player of the Year three times and ranks among the top six in 17 different offensive categories.
He was selected by the Royals in the 10th round of the 1991 First-Year Player Draft after graduating from Ontario (Calif.) High School.
In 2018, Sweeney led a group of Royals alumni to visit U.S. troops in the Middle East as part of Fox Sports Kansas City’s “This One’s For You” broadcast.
Sweeney resides in San Diego, Calif., with his wife, Shara, sons Michael, Donovan and Ryan (born October 2019) and daughters, McKara, Fiona and Quinn.