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Mike Sweeney

Former Five-Time Major League Baseball All Star and 16-Year MLB Veteran, Skilled Motivational and Christian Speaker

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 Mike Sweeney Biography

Mike Sweeney, a former 5 time Major League Baseball All Star and 16 year MLB veteran, is a skilled motivational speaker.

Sweeney was drafted by the Royals as a catcher out of Ontario High School (Ontario, California) in the 10th round (262nd overall) of the 1991 MLB draft. He signed with the Royals on July 24, 1991; two days after his eighteenth birthday. Sweeney made his major league debut on September 14, 1995 as a catcher. He got his first major league base hit against Cleveland Indians' pitcher Paul Assenmacher at Jacobs Field in the final game of the season. While his ability with the bat impressed the Royals, they were less than enamored with his skills behind the plate. He hit his first home run off Seattle Mariners' pitcher Jamie Moyer on August 12, 1996. It was a three-run shot.

His big break came in 1999, when the Royals tried unsuccessfully to trade him during spring training. Riddled with injuries and with no other viable options, the Royals started using Sweeney as their regular designated hitter. After the sudden retirement of Jeff King, the Royals offered the first base job to rookie Jeremy Giambi. When Giambi showed reluctance, they gave the job to Sweeney, who responded by posting the highest fielding percentage by a regular first baseman in more than 20 years. His .322 batting average led the team and his 22 home runs and 102 RBI were second and third on the team, respectively. From July 18 to August 13, Sweeney had a hit in 25 consecutive games, collecting 42 hits total. The 25-game hitting streak is tied for third longest in Royals history with George Brett's 25-game streak in 1983, trailing only Brett's 30-game streak in 1980 and José Offerman's 27-game streak in 1998.

In 2000, Sweeney was selected to his first of five All-Star games. He joined Jermaine Dye to become the first pair of Royals to go to the Mid-Summer Classic since 1989

Sweeney had one of the best, if not the best, seasons of his career in 2002, hitting .340 for the second-highest batting average in the American League and the 2nd-highest in club history only to George Brett's .390 in 1980. He was in the hunt for the A.L. batting crown through the season's final weekend, before falling short of Boston's Manny Ramírez who hit a league-best .349. Sweeney was hitting .347 on September 24 before going 2-for-16 in his final four games.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Mike Sweeney was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame, along with former Marlins manager Jack McKeon, broadcaster Dave O'Brien, New York Mets p.r. executive Shannon Forde, and Bill Murray, the comedic actor and owner of several minor league baseball teams.

After Mike finished his playing career in 2010 with the Philadelphia Phillies, he was hired by MLB Network as an on-air analyst. His dynamic personality and passion can be seen on MLB Network and can be shared at your church, conference or with your corporation. Mike has been sharing his Catholic Christian faith for 20+ years to audiences from 15 all the way up to 15,000 so no group is too large nor too small. He has spoken messages of Faith, leadership, and attitude at corporate meetings, churches and youth conferences all over the world and has shared powerful presentations to some of Hollywood's most famous actors and MLB's greatest athletes.

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Speaking Topics
  • Running the RACE In a Way To Obtain the Prize

  • Putting On the Full Armor of God--- The Navy SEAL Way

  • How to Get Though the Storms of Life

  • MEEKNESS is not Weakness

  • Become a SAINT... or Die Trying

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mike Sweeney?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike Sweeney for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike Sweeney for your next private or corporate function.
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Mike Sweeney

Former Five-Time Major League Baseball All Star and 16-Year MLB Veteran, Skilled Motivational and Christian Speaker

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Mike Sweeney Biography

Mike Sweeney, a former 5 time Major League Baseball All Star and 16 year MLB veteran, is a skilled motivational speaker.

Sweeney was drafted by the Royals as a catcher out of Ontario High School (Ontario, California) in the 10th round (262nd overall) of the 1991 MLB draft. He signed with the Royals on July 24, 1991; two days after his eighteenth birthday. Sweeney made his major league debut on September 14, 1995 as a catcher. He got his first major league base hit against Cleveland Indians' pitcher Paul Assenmacher at Jacobs Field in the final game of the season. While his ability with the bat impressed the Royals, they were less than enamored with his skills behind the plate. He hit his first home run off Seattle Mariners' pitcher Jamie Moyer on August 12, 1996. It was a three-run shot.

His big break came in 1999, when the Royals tried unsuccessfully to trade him during spring training. Riddled with injuries and with no other viable options, the Royals started using Sweeney as their regular designated hitter. After the sudden retirement of Jeff King, the Royals offered the first base job to rookie Jeremy Giambi. When Giambi showed reluctance, they gave the job to Sweeney, who responded by posting the highest fielding percentage by a regular first baseman in more than 20 years. His .322 batting average led the team and his 22 home runs and 102 RBI were second and third on the team, respectively. From July 18 to August 13, Sweeney had a hit in 25 consecutive games, collecting 42 hits total. The 25-game hitting streak is tied for third longest in Royals history with George Brett's 25-game streak in 1983, trailing only Brett's 30-game streak in 1980 and José Offerman's 27-game streak in 1998.

In 2000, Sweeney was selected to his first of five All-Star games. He joined Jermaine Dye to become the first pair of Royals to go to the Mid-Summer Classic since 1989

Sweeney had one of the best, if not the best, seasons of his career in 2002, hitting .340 for the second-highest batting average in the American League and the 2nd-highest in club history only to George Brett's .390 in 1980. He was in the hunt for the A.L. batting crown through the season's final weekend, before falling short of Boston's Manny Ramírez who hit a league-best .349. Sweeney was hitting .347 on September 24 before going 2-for-16 in his final four games.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Mike Sweeney was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame, along with former Marlins manager Jack McKeon, broadcaster Dave O'Brien, New York Mets p.r. executive Shannon Forde, and Bill Murray, the comedic actor and owner of several minor league baseball teams.

After Mike finished his playing career in 2010 with the Philadelphia Phillies, he was hired by MLB Network as an on-air analyst. His dynamic personality and passion can be seen on MLB Network and can be shared at your church, conference or with your corporation. Mike has been sharing his Catholic Christian faith for 20+ years to audiences from 15 all the way up to 15,000 so no group is too large nor too small. He has spoken messages of Faith, leadership, and attitude at corporate meetings, churches and youth conferences all over the world and has shared powerful presentations to some of Hollywood's most famous actors and MLB's greatest athletes.

Mike Sweeney Videos

  • Mike Sweeney and Philip Rivers NFP Interview - YouTube
  • Home Run for Christ
  • Fields and Faith | Mike Sweeney: Kansas City Royals - YouTube

Speaker Lists Featuring Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney Speaking Topics

  • Running the RACE In a Way To Obtain the Prize

  • Putting On the Full Armor of God--- The Navy SEAL Way

  • How to Get Though the Storms of Life

  • MEEKNESS is not Weakness

  • Become a SAINT... or Die Trying

FAQs on booking Mike Sweeney

  • How to book Mike Sweeney?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike Sweeney for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mike Sweeney, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mike Sweeney or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mike Sweeney?

    Booking fees for Mike Sweeney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike Sweeney, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mike Sweeney?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike Sweeney for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike Sweeney for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mike Sweeney or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike Sweeney or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mike Sweeney is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mike Sweeney for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Mike Sweeney generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dave Dravecky, Jim Morris, Shawn Harper, Heath Calhoun and Shawn Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike Sweeney for an upcoming event.

Mike Sweeney Speaker Videos

  • Mike Sweeney and Philip Rivers NFP Interview - YouTube
    Home Run for Christ
  • Fields and Faith | Mike Sweeney: Kansas City Royals - YouTube

Mike Sweeney Speaking Topics

  • Running the RACE In a Way To Obtain the Prize

  • Putting On the Full Armor of God--- The Navy SEAL Way

  • How to Get Though the Storms of Life

  • MEEKNESS is not Weakness

  • Become a SAINT... or Die Trying

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