BIO NOTE : Sweeney has 197 career home run.
RECENT NEWS : On Sunday, Sweeney hit a three-run home run in the final exhibition game for Oakland before they restart their regular season.
QUOTE : " When I gave my life to Christ, I thought I gave Him everthing . But it was apparent that I was trying to do baseball on my own. My prayer became ' Lord , I don't know where i'm going to go [ it was thought he was not going to make the team in the spring of 1999 ] but it's time for me to get on the back seat . I realize that with [ God ] on the front seat of the tandem bicycle, you're going to steer me whatever you want to steer me, I'm going to get on the back seat and pedal my heart out. I'm not going to get sidetrack. "