The Montgomery County Council passed a resolution to help bring major league baseball back to Washington.

The council did the following: endorsed the intitiatives of the D.C. City Council and the D.C. Baseball Commission; urged all Montgomery County residents and employes to support the effort in any way they can; set as the county's goal the opening of at least 500 season ticket accounts at local banks by July 31; urged the county executive to consider financial support for the D.C. Baseball Commission if a National League expansion is approved; urged that the Montgomery County government have one or more representatives participate in the meetings and activities of the D.C. Baseball Commission; and encouraged all county baseball teams and fans to show their support by helping with the "human chain" baseball handoff, set to span 45 blocks from the White House to RFK Stadium on June 24 . . .

Alton Rice, a 147-pound amateur from St. Anthony's High School, is on the U.S. team that is scheduled to compete against Hungary Friday night in the U.S.A. vs. The World boxing matches in Stateline, Nev. All 12 three-round bouts will be shown Saturday between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on WJLA-TV-7 . . .

The annual Big M Tournament of Champions basketball tournament will run Thursday through Sunday at H.D. Woodson High in Washington.

The single-elimination tournament, sponsored by WDJY radio and Melvin's Crabhouse, will feature eight teams and is expected to include current and former professional and college players such as Bill Martin, Tom Sewell, Gene Smith, Thurl Bailey and Ducky Vaughn. Games begin at 7 o'clock nightly.