Special Assistant-Baseball Operations
Mike Sweeney is in his fourth year as part of the Royals front office after rejoining the organization on February 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 February 25, 2015 and was officially inducted on August 15 of last year. He was a five-time All-Star (2000-03, 2005), becoming just the fourth Royal 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 PlayerDraft after graduating from Ontario (Calif.) High School.
Sweeney resides in San Diego, Calif., with his wife, Shara, sons Michael and Donovan, and daughters, McKara, Fiona and Quinn.