Four new members will be inducted into the Maryland Sports Hall of Fame at the 36th anniversary luncheon Feb. 18 (noon) at Martin's West.
Tammy Davis Thompson, international track star from Frederick; Hyman "Lefty" Stern of Baltimore, who excelled in basketball, football, baseball, wrestling and boxing; Tom Phoebus of Baltimore, a former Orioles pitcher; and George Cusick, a world-class powerboat racer from Golden Hills, will join 140 other Maryland stars of the past in the shrine.
Thompson set world records in the 50-, 60- and 70-yard --es and ran on five touring U.S. teams. She was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic team in 1964, and never lost a hurdle event from 1962 to 1965.
Because Stern didn't go to college, he never received national recognition. However, he had an almost legendary local reputation as one of the greatest all-around athletes from Maryland. He played minor-league baseball, but his other sports were confined to local teams.
Cusick set six world records, won five national championships of the American Power Boat Association and took five national high-point championships driving Red Top and Bonanza from 1961 through 1965. He is a member of the Gulf Marine Racing Hall of Fame.
Phoebus, who began his baseball career on local sandlots and at Mount St. Joseph High, pitched in the majors nine years, finishing with a 56-52 record and 3.33 ERA. He pitched seven years with the Orioles, and finished his career with the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs. As an Oriole, he pitched a no-hitter April 27, 1968 against the Boston Red Sox.
Tickets for the luncheon ($30) may be obtained by calling D. Chester O'Sullivan, executive secretary, at 333-6315.