Michigan transport workers made monster from construction barrels

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Workers at a Michigan Department of Transportation garage are showing how scary road construction can be with a monster sculpted from construction barrels.

Pinch hitter Mark Sweeney retires

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Pinch hitter specialist Mark Sweeney announced his retirement Friday following 14 seasons in major league baseball.

MLB: San Francisco 7, LA Dodgers 6

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Fred Lewis had two RBI and a run scored and Jose Castillo had two hits and two RBI Monday to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6.

MLB: LA Dodgers 11, Colorado 6

DENVER, May 3 (UPI) -- Rafael Furcal's three-run homer climaxed a seven-run sixth inning Friday and sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 11-6 victory over Colorado.

MLB: LA Dodgers 4, Washington 3

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Pinch-hitter Mark Sweeney doubled then scored the winning run on Andre Ethier's seventh-inning sacrifice fly Tuesday, as the LA Dodgers nipped Washington 4-3.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 4, LA Dodgers 3

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Orlando Hernandez allowed two earned runs and just four hits in seven innings Saturday afternoon as the New York Mets beat the LA Dodgers, 4-3.

Giants deal Mark Sweeney to Dodgers

SAN FRANCICSO, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Giants Thursday dealt pinch-hitter Mark Sweeney to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named.

MLB: Cincinnati 6, San Francisco 3

CINCINNATI, July 5 (UPI) -- Bronson Arroyo allowed three earned runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings Thursday night as the Cincinnati Reds beat San Francisco, 6-3.

MLB: San Francisco 9, Cincinnati 5

CINCINNATI, July 4 (UPI) -- Fred Lewis hit his second grand slam of the season Wednesday afternoon as the San Francisco Giants beat Cincinnati, 9-5.

MLB: San Francisco 13, Philadelphia 0

PHILADELPHIA, June 1 (UPI) -- Matt Morris gave up one hit in six scoreless innings Friday night as the San Francisco Giants walloped Philadelphia, 13-0.

MLB: Arizona 3, San Francisco 2

PHOENIX, April 27 (UPI) -- Doug Davis held San Francisco to one run on seven hits in seven innings Friday night as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Giants, 3-2.

MLB: San Francisco 5, San Diego 4 (11)

SAN FRANSCISCO, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Ray Durham scored on a fielder's choice ground ball by Mark Sweeney in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday afternoon as San Francisco edged San Diego, 5-4.

MLB: San Francisco 8, Atlanta 6

ATLANTA, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Mark Sweeney and Eliezer Alonso each had two RBI Thursday night as San Francisco beat Atlanta, 8-6.

MLB: San Francisco 7, Arizona 6

SAN FRANSCISCO, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- An RBI triple by Eliezer Alonzo in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday gave San Francisco a 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

MLB: Washington 8, San Francisco 6

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Ryan Church drove in three runs Tuesday as the Washington Nationals posted an 8-6 victory over the San Francisco Giants,
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Mark Sweeney
San Francisco Giants Mark Sweeney is greeted by the next batter Barry Bonds as Sweeney crosses the plate after hitting a two run homerun in the eighth inning to tie the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix, AZ April 17, 2006. The Giants defeated the D-backs10-9. (UPI Photo/Will Powers)

Mark Patrick Sweeney (born October 26, 1969 in Framingham, Massachusetts) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball. He is best known for his skill as a pinch hitter, where he is second on the all-time list for pinch hits.

Sweeney attended Holliston High School in Holliston, Massachusetts and was a student and a letterman in football and baseball. In baseball, he helped lead his team to the 1987 Massachusetts State Championship.

Sweeney was signed to play quarterback for the University of Maine in Orono. There he decided to play baseball full-time. He went on to become a Golden Spikes Finalist, playing outfield, and breaking many of the school's offensive records. As a senior he hit .384 with 23 home runs, 80 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 65 games.

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