Bob Feller, a Hall of Fame pitcher, and Joe Burke, president of the Kansas City Royals, have been added to the head table at the "Tops in Sports" baseball banquet at Towson State's Towson Center next Friday. Burke will receive the Maryland Professional Baseball Players Association's Edwin A. Rommel Award for long and distinguished service to baseball. The head table lineup also includes Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray and Warren Spahn . . .
A mayoral task force was wrong in concluding that replacing Baltimore's Memorial Stadium would create more economic benefits than renovating it, a University of Maryland professor says.
Marvin B. Mandell, a specialist in cost-benefit analysis, was asked to review the task force study by a group that is lobbying to renovate Memorial Stadium.
The task force report said that by building a new stadium, Baltimore would generate three times the additional revenue it would get if it renovated Memorial Stadium -- assuming both are used for baseball only.
A new stadium accommodating both an NFL team and the Orioles, the report said, would generate six times the additional revenue of a renovated Memorial Stadium used only by the Orioles.
Mandell said he concluded that, given a 20-year useful life, renovation of Memorial Stadium would generate 21 percent more net revenue from baseball than construction of a new stadium at Camden Yards.