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NOTEworthy Day:

That $49,901 prize won by Tina Barrett for finishing in a three-way tie for second place in yesterday's Nabisco Dinah Shore Tournament is the most earned by a Baltimore-area woman in a single golf event. Barrett, a Perry Hall High graduate, gave one of her finest performances in four years on the LPGA tour.

* Key West, Fla., named a street "Boog Powell's Home Run Alley" to honor the retired Oriole who grew up there. . . . Relative to the Cleveland Indians' boating tragedy, some Chesapeake Bay fishermen say visibility on the water is deceiving as day turns into night. . . . It's hard to believe Bobby Jones, winner of all those titles, quit competing in major golf events at age 28. . . . Dave Howell, researching the International League Orioles, has TC player list that has grown to 875 with the addition of Rube Marquard (1927), Virgil Barnes (1929) and Niles Jordan (1951).

* Ex-Orioles farmhand Don Gallon, a Forest Park High grad, passed the California bar exam, but continues to work as a Pasadena police detective. . . . Alfie Kramer, a race track buff, says Secret Odds is the best sprinter he has seen. . . . We have difficulty believing Reggie Jackson is a first-time Hall of Famer, considering he struck out more than 100 times in 18 of 21 seasons -- something the greatest slugger of them all, Babe Ruth, never had happen to him in any of his 22 years.

* One of the upsets of spring camp, so far, is the way George Steinbrenner, the Yankees' reinstated owner, has remained in the background. . . . We're all for Fernando Valenzuela's making the Orioles, but exhibition games don't offer a realistic look at his type of pitching. . . . Swimmer Erin McDonnell, a Notre Dame Prep grad, daughter of the retired Johns Hopkins surgeon, Dr. Edmond McDonnell, is rewriting the James Madison University record book.

* The Orioles' Brady Anderson is on the cover of Baltimore Magazine. . . . Ex-Oriole Billy O'Dell, MVP of 1958 All-Star Game at Memorial Stadium, will be at Saturday's "Baseball Ball," which also honors Hall of Famer Chuck Thompson. . . . Baltimore's Eddie Rommel spent 13 years with the Philadelphia A's, which represented his entire career, and had only one manager -- Connie Mack.

* Some Baltimore golfers talk of defying the weekend ban on pull-carts at the city's public courses, which would be regrettable. . . Jonathan Witty's Golf & Travel Show at Towson Center had colorful Tommy Bolt, former U.S. Open champion, for an appearance Saturday but, unfortunately, it wasn't known early enough to be properly publicized. . . . The Babe Ruth Museum so impressed Hank Thomas, a grandson of Walter Johnson, he may put some of his grandfather's Hall of Fame memorabilia on view.

* Towson High grad Dick Smith, after a highly successful two-year term as president of the PGA, was named executive VP/director of golf at the new Galloway National Club in Absecon, N.J. . . . John Voight, a standout athlete at Patterson High and Oklahoma A&M;, has been inducted into the Maryland High School Football Hall of Fame for his longtime coaching success at High Point High. . . . Cleveland Browns coach Bill Belichick gave his $1,000 fee, when he spoke at the Annapolis Touchdown Club, to charity.

* Joe Knight, the multi-talented radio announcer who distinguished himself at WFBR and WCBM before retiring to Florida, still works on a part-time basis for a station in Fort Myers. . . . President Jerry Bark heads a new lineup of officers for the Maryland Professional Baseball Players Association, that also includes Ron Hansen, Ron Rizzi, Ed Drost, Dick Hall, Ed Childress, Jim Gilbert and Earl Brannan. . . . Mac Barrett, who boosts Loyola College in many ways, gave a smooth emcee performance at the school's athletic Hall of Fame inductions.

* NBC's Hannah Storm, gaining high marks as a sportscaster, is the daughter of Mike Storen, once an executive of the Baltimore Bullets. . . . Dottie and Art Donovan invite friends to travel to the Orient this fall but the Colts' Hall of Famer doubts if Wakahanada, the new sumo wresting champion, will accept his challenge. . . . Name value: Jack Nicklaus' new line of golf clubs exceeded sales projections by more than 40 percent in less than three months.

* You're getting to be a "young old-timer" if you remember when baseball was in the daytime and Sundays/holidays meant a doubleheader offering.

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