A large crane being used in the construction of Miller Park in Milwaukee collapsed yesterday, killing three workers and injuring five. A 64-year-old crane operator was in satisfactory condition with a broken hip and broken shoulder.
Today's game between the Brewers and Royals at County Stadium, which is next to Miller Park, has been postponed. No makeup date has been scheduled. The 567-foot crane collapsed while lifting a section of retractable roof. The 43,000-seat ballpark for the Brewers is scheduled to open next season.
MANAGERS: Sparky Anderson, the former Tigers and Reds manager, will undergo heart bypass surgery in California after tests conducted at a hospital in Detroit revealed coronary artery blockage.
Anderson, 65, became ill before a celebrity golf tournament and was hospitalized Tuesday. . . .
Rockies Manager Jim Leyland is recovering after doctors removed a cyst the size of a grape from his right elbow. He will wear a sling for several weeks. . . .
The Royals extended Manager Tony Muser's contract through 2000. Muser, 51, is 138-189 since he replaced Bob Boone at the all-star break in 1997.
NEW PARK: Finally, Seattle baseball fans will get to see green grass and blue skies. And when the skies turn dark, they get to watch the roof close over their heads. Safeco Field, a $517.6 million project featuring a retractable roof, hosts its first game tonight.