On This Date: June 18, 1954
June 18, 1954 — Joe Thear collects three hits and scores a run to help Jim Thorpe gain an 8-3 Tri-County League victory over Tamaqua. Thorpe scores two runs in the first inning and never trails to secure the pitching win for Bobby Higgins. The hurler scatters eight hits and strikes out 10 batters. Mickey Hodor and Bob Merola both contribute a hit and two runs, while Gene Binder adds a hit and run. For Tamaqua, Clarence Fussleman and John Delcin both finish with two hits and a run scored.