Mike's Baseball Highlights
Mike graduated from Ontario (Calif.) High in 1991...earned 3 letters in baseball and helped his team to a 26-0 record and state title in 1991. He made his big league debut in September 1995. He's now appeared in 5 All Star Games.
- June 3, 1991 - Drafted in 10th Round by Kansas City Royals
- September 14, 1995 — Big League Debut
- 1995 — 1st major league hit off Paul Assenmacher
- 1996 — Named Royals Minor League Player of the Year
- 1996 — 1st major league home run off Jamie Moyer
- 1999 — Tied Major League Record with RBIs in 13 straight games
- 2000 — Set Royals record for RBIs in a season, 144
- 2002 — Finished 2nd in AL batting race (.340)
- 2002 — Selected Royals Player of the Year
- 2003 and 2004 — Good Guy in Sports by The Sporting News
- 2005 — Marvin Miller Man of the Year
- 2009 — Sweeney hit his first home run as a Mariner and 200th of his career.
- 2009 — In a return to Kansas City, Sweeney hit his 100th home run in Kauffman Stadium.
- 2010 — Mike hit his first home run as a Phillie on August 29, 2010.
- 2010 — Made his first postseason appearance of his career, going one for one at the plate in the NLDS.
All Star Appearances 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
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