Royals announce dates for Mike Sweeney events

Hall of Fame induction set for August 15, bobblehead giveaway on September 6

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 9, 2015) - The Kansas City Royals today announced dates for both Mike Sweeney's induction to the club's Hall of Fame and a Sweeney Royals Hall of Fame bobblehead day. 

Sweeney will be inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame prior to a 6:10 game on Saturday, August 15 vs. the Los Angeles Angels. This is the date of the Royals Retro Night, with the first 10,000 fans receiving a retro replica powder blue jersey, courtesy of FOX Sports Kansas City.

The Royals have also added a Mike Sweeney Hall of Fame Bobblehead Day to the promotions calendar. The first 10,000 fans at the Sunday, September 6 game vs. the Chicago White Sox (1:10 start) will receive a bobblehead featuring the 26th inductee into the exclusive club. The item's look will be consistent with previous Royals Hall of Fame bobbleheads.

A five-time American League All-Star during his Royals career from 1995-2007, Sweeney holds the single-season club record with 144 RBI in 2000 and the second-best batting average at .340 in 2002. He ranks in the top six all-time in Royals history in 17 offensive categories, including second in average (.299) and home runs (197). Sweeney represented the Royals as an American League All-Star for four straight seasons from 2000-2003 and again in 2005. He joins George Brett (13), Amos Otis (5) and Frank White (5) as the only players in club history to make five or more All-Star appearances. Sweeney was a three-time Les Milgram Royals Player of the Year (2000, 2002 and 2005) and 1999 Joe Burke Special Achievement Award winner.