Mike Sweeney to be inducted into Royals hall of fame
KANSAS CITY - Mike Sweeney is set to be the 26th player inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame before the team's Saturday match-up against the Los Angeles Angels.
Sweeney played 13 seasons with the Royals starting in 1995 as a catcher. He later moved to first base in 1999 where his career skyrocketed.
Sweeney is a five-time All-Star who set the Royals single-season RBI record with 144 in 2000. He knocked 197 homers during his time with the Royals and held a batting average of .299, trailing only George Brett (.305) on the teams all-time list.
He is only the second player in the last nine years to be inducted into the club's hall and is the first since 2011, which is well deserved for a player who was arguably the most productive batter through some of the teams most inglorious seasons.
The Royals will be giving away a Mike Sweeney bobblehead doll to the first 10,000 fans through the gate for the clubs Sunday match-up vs. the Chicago White Sox.