May 15, 1959 Phil Rader leads Jim Thorpe on the mound and at the plate in a 2-1 victory over Lehighton. Rader tosses a two-hitter, allowing just a second-inning run and also delivers the key hit in the contest. With Gary Hiller on base in the home first, Rader connects for an RBI triple. Rader then trots home on a single by Charlie McHugh for what will prove to be the winning run.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012