Tim Sweeney (baseball)

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Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney in New York.jpg
Born Timothy Sweeney
(1980-08-03) August 3, 1980 (age 34)
Nationality  United States
Education Rutgers University
Occupation

Minor League Player for the Washington Nationals (2002-2008)

Sports Marketing Agent at Carrot Creative (2013-Current)
Employer Carrot Creative
Known for Minor League Baseball Player for the Washington Nationals

Timothy "Tim" Sweeney (born August 3, 1980) is a former Minor League Baseball player for the Washington Nationals. He is currently the lead sports agent at Carrot Creative.

Early Life and education[edit]

Sweeney attended Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta Township, New Jersey, where he has resided. He was a baseball shortstop, a football quarterback, and basketball point guard.[1] He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey on a baseball scholarship. He played baseball for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the Big East Conference.[2] He studied in journalism/media studies. After his Junior season, Sweeney was selected by the Montreal Expos as the 20th pick in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft.

Professional career[edit]

In 2002, Sweeney played for the Vermont Expos in the New York Penn League.[3] In 2003, Sweeney played for both the Savannah Sand Gnats in the South Atlantic League and the Vermont Expos of the New York Penn League.[4] In 2005, Sweeney torn his Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his throwing elbow which required Tommy John Surgery.[5] He missed both the 2005 and 2006 season recovering from surgery.In 2007, Sweeney signed with the Aiken Foxhounds, an independent professional baseball club of the South Coast League. In 2008, Sweeney played with the Newark Bears in the Atlantic League. Sweeney retired from baseball in the winter of 2009.

In 2010, Sweeney became a certified baseball agent[6] and began working with a startup sports agency based in NYC. Sweeney currently works at Carrot Creative, a NYC based digital marketing firm, in the Sports and Entertainment department as their lead agent responsible for player marketing and development.

The Amazing Race[edit]

Sweeney and his ex-girlfriend Marie Mazzocchi competed in the 23rd season of The Amazing Race, which premiered in September 2013.[7][8] Sweeney and Mazzocchi finished second in the final leg, ultimately losing the one million dollar grand prize and "The Amazing Race 23" winners' title to Dating couple Jason Case & Amy Diaz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame - SCSHOF". Scshof.angelfire.com. November 6, 2009. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rutgers Baseball - Draft Picks/Pros". Scarletknights.com. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Vermont Expos Knock off First-Place Tigers." Our Sports Central. N.p., July 30, 2003. Web. July 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Tim Sweeney Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. August 3, 1980. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "March 29-30, 2008 – Tim Sweeney Talks | Atlantic League Baseball News". Atlanticleaguenews.wordpress.com. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Join". LinkedIn. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Amazing Race Photos: Tim and Marie on". Cbs.com. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Amazing Race Video - Meet the Teams". CBS.com. August 27, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.