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Or A mm. CHILDREN'S EXPRESS 8 MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1993 The Indianapolis Star ell magoif icent in mastering MicM jj Mans gan Al Jr., Michael, Kranejuss, Nige key figures as silly season starts Robin Miller Brooklyn, Mich. On the heels of i, 5f Michael Krane-1 j4; I fuss' announce- i L mpnt Mlphapl An. drettl's apparent doom in Formula One and the ongoing Al Unser Jr. watch, the Indy-car silly season heated up over the weekend. People seemed to be more Interested in who was driving where in 1994 than who finished where in Sunday's Marlboro 500. So, while I'm wondering if anybody has ever bought a Ross Bentley T-shirt, let's look at the players, the options and the scenarios. AL UNSER JR. Still the tpp draft choice and still unattached, Junior's biggest problem could be his asking price. Reportedly wants $4 million, 50 percent of purse and a one-car team, so Siragusa providing inspiration Former free agent defender has worked his way into the Colts starting lineup. By John Bansch STAR STAFF WRITER Anderson, Ind. Memo to the more than two dozen free agents laboring to earn a Job with the Indianapolis Colts: If you need inspiration during the dog days of training camp,, take a long look at Tony Siragusa. In the summer of 1990, the Colts' defensive lineman was in a similar situation. Today, he's a starting tackle In the four-man front alongside former No. 1 pick Steve Emtman. Siragusa after falling a this obviously limits the possibilities. Chip Ganassi, Derrick Walker, Roger Penske and Carl Haas the likely landing areas. Penske wouldn't pay that kind of dough to God, Haas was real Interested before Nigel Mansell came over and Ganassi Is hungry for success. Pat Patrick's name surfaced, but it sounds like a real long shot. MICHAEL ANDRETTI The European writers have An-drettl not being re-upped by Team McLaren next season, so he'll be a hot commodity back home. "He hasn't lost anything In my eyes. I'd love to have him," said Ganassi, who said he plans to talk to Andrettl soon. Asked If he would be Interested in re-claiming Michael, Haas replied, "If I didn't have Nigel, sure." NIGEL MANSELL 01' Nlge doesn't like to talk about 1994. but Haas indicates the exciting Brit Isn't out of his price range. "We're not that far apart mon- See MILLER Page 2 Tony Siragusa was not drafted physical during the National Com bine workouts in Indianapolis because of what physicians deemed was a bad knee. The knee was surgically repaired during Siragusa's Junior season at Pittsburgh and he played as a senior. There are two reasons for Siragusa's rise from free agent rookie to starter hard work and being in the right place at the right time. The Colts have had a need for inside defensive linemen since they moved to Indianapolis In 1984. "I felt all I needed was a chance to show I could do the job," the flamboyant defender said. "I knew I could make this team if I was given a chance." A starter in 24 games his first three seasons, Including six as a rookie, Siragusa had to go the extra mile to land a spot on the roster. See SIRAGUSA Page 3 M-HiHi J AMERICAN LEAGUE Milwaukee ?...!..Y9! .? Toronto ; 2 Detroit 1 Boston 2 Baltimore 1 Cleveland ?....!n.???..?!!)f. .? Minnesota 9 California 2 Chicago 9. Oakland .?.....I??.a?. .? NATIONAL LEAGUE Florida Sm Mn.,r??'. Philadelphia 5 Pittsburgh ; 4 San Diego 3 ,..Oncinnat,,,, 1 Chicago i10..... Angeles 4 Atlanta 3 Houston 2 San Francisco '6 Colorado 5 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION (Indians 6 " Nashville 2 mr Kin r . .4 I V Associated Press A TIRED ACT: Nigel Mansell has to be helped from his car after winning at Michigan. Indy-car rookie holds off Mario Andretti for first 500-mile victory. By Robin Miller STAR ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR Brooklyn, Mich. Nigel Mansell looked like he'd Just run 500 miles on foot. His face was pasty white, he had a bleedin' headache, his wrist hurt and even speaking seemed painful. Of course, that was after Mansell put the hurt on the competition for the better part of three hours In Sunday's Marlboro 500. The 1992 Formula One champion drove a brilliant race at a relentless pace to take an Impressive victory before 60,000 fans In his debut on Michigan International Speedway's harrowing high banks. "This stands alone," said Mansell, who started second, averaged 188.203 mph and then had to be helped out of his KmartTexaco '93 Lola-Ford. "I've never been In a race like this with the G-loading and passing. It's tougher than 120 degrees in Brazil and I'm beat. "But this Is one of the greatest victories of my career." Mansell may have been his theatrical self following his third win of the 1993 IndyCar season, but he was flat-out awesome during the 2:39.24 it took him to run over the 23-car field. The tremendously talented 39-year-old IndyCar points standings 1. Nigel Mansell 123 2. Emerson Fittipaldi 105 3. Raul Boesel 98 4. Mario Andretti 97 5. Paul Tracy 83 6. Bobby Rahal 74 7. AIUnserJr 60 8. ArieLuyendyk 57 9. TeoFabi 47 10. Robby Gordon '. 43 Brit led 221 of the 250 laps, had everyone lapped before the halfway point and took the checkered flag 9.4 seconds ahead of teammate Mario Andretti. "It was exciting and a little bewildering at times," confessed Mansell, a 30-time winner In F-l who's adapted to ovals as quick as Jimmy Clark or Jackie Stewart. "There was only one groove at Indianapolis, but there were two or three here and at the speeds we were running, well, it was certainly a new experience. I'm just thrilled we managed to hang in there and win." Andretti, who set an Indy-car record by winning the pole with a lap of 234.275 mph, was the only driver on the lead lap, as well as Mansell's only concern. "We were good enough for everybody but Nigel," declared Andretti, "who paced the See MANSELL Page 2 Oil GUARD i ' i I ' '''' ' I W " Mia ir I - 4 i. I 1" - ' : l .ii..;i.i.i,iii ii..ini..iiiiiiii)),u,,M,8iiii.ii.ri.iirmrai iinirniBiiip : . t-W'Wm.ifc.WiHfiii.i. -i-i...ii."t jt jt. . ...... inti . r 7 - 'TCi J it l HI ' ' . M. ! 1 v Goaltender Ken McKeever of Columbus, Ohio, tries to stop a shot by a player from Windsor, Canada, in the Midwest Water Polo Summer League Star Start Photo Frank Espich championships Sunday at Sahm Park. Windsor beat Columbus &3, but a squad from Clayton, Mo., won the tournament. Founder of Royals, Ewing Kaiiffinan, dies By Doug Tucker ASSOCIATED PRESS Kansas City, Mo. Ewlng M. Kauffman, the self-made billionaire who founded the Kansas City Royals, died in his sleep overnight, the team said Sunday. He was 76 and had announced May 19 that he had bone cancer. v . ..rr nauiiuiau, u known to most Ir In baseball as "Mr. K." died at his home. Services and visitation will be private and plans were being made for a memorial service. "He was Mr. Kansas City," said Hal McRae, the Royals' manager. "He was a sharing, caring man." ' "No one will ever know what 3 Kauffman he's meant to this town, the entire community and this ball team," said George Brett, a 19-year Royals veteran. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for the man and considered him a true friend." Kauffman was too 111 to attend a July 2 ceremony that renamed Royals Stadium as Ewlng M. Kauffman Stadium. His wife, Muriel, attended In his place and said her husband was there in spirit. "He said he never wanted anything named after him that had bricks and mortar," she said at the dedication. "I told him, There's a baseball diamond there, dear.' " At his wife's urging, Kauffman bought the expansion Royals, who began play In 1969, one season after the Athletics moved to Oakland. The Royals won their first AL West title In 1976, and went on to win the 1980 AL pennant 3 See KAUFFMAN Page 2 S - . J" .-!- .A ' ."vl -3 :,&. y ' -In - j t . : . 'm1' f . . Associated PVess NEW INDUCTEE: Reggie Jackson listens.to . his introduction in Cooperstown. Reggie plays tall, on first try at Hall gets a curtain call By Jim Donaghy ASSOCIATED PRESS Cooperstown, N.Y. After years of talking about It, years of waiting, the moment finally happened for Reggie Jackson Sunday. Mr. October made it Into the Hall of Fame, Just like he always said he would. "When fans think about Reggie Jackson, they think about the playoffs and World Series," Jackson said. "They think about three borne runs in the World Series and the home run off the light transformer during the 1971 All-Star game In Detroit." Jackson, who talked about the "magnitude of me" years ago, has the lowest batting average among outfielders In the Hall, but few matched his dramatic flair or huge ego. He hit 563 home runs with 1,702 RBI for Oakland, Baltimore, the New York Yankees and California from 1967-1987. Butt his career average was .262 and he struck out a record 2,597 times. "I think all the great moments I had put me over the top," Jackson said. "I might have made It without those numbers, but It probably would not have been on the first ballot of eligibility." See JACKSON Page 2

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