Timothy "Tim" Sweeney (born August 3, 1980) is a former Minor League Baseball player for the Washington Nationals. He is formerly the lead sports agent at Carrot Creative.
Early life and education
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. 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. He studied in journalism/media studies. After his Junior season, Sweeney was selected by the Montreal Expos as their 20th pick in the 2002 Major League Baseball draft.
In 2002, Sweeney played for the Vermont Expos in the New York Penn League. 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. In 2005, Sweeney tore his Ulnar Collateral Ligament in his throwing elbow which required Tommy John surgery. 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 and began working with a startup sports agency based in NYC.
The Amazing Race
Sweeney and his ex-girlfriend Marie Mazzocchi competed in the 23rd season of The Amazing Race, which premiered in September 2013. 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. Tim & Marie were invited for The Amazing Race: All-Stars, but they turned down the invitation.