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Holliston’s Mark Sweeney right at home in Padres’ television booth

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Greg Gagne leapt over St. Louis Cardinals' Mark Sweeney on, May 12, 1996, in St. Louis.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Greg Gagne leapt over St. Louis Cardinals' Mark Sweeney on, May 12, 1996, in St. Louis.AP Photo/Leon Algee

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One of the most successful pinch hitters in baseball history, Mark Sweeney wanted to stay in the game after he retired as a player. The Holliston High graduate was working as a special assistant to Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, along with former Red Sox players Bill Mueller and Aaron Sele. But when Fox Sports San Diego offered Sweeney a position as a color analyst on the Padres’ television network last year, he signed on.

In innings three through five, he sits next to the San Diego dugout and provides legendary play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg and analyst Mark Grant with on-the-field observations.

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