On this date
June 17, 1959 Phil "Pip" Rader excels on the mound and at the plate to help Jim Thorpe post a 5-4 Tri-County League win over Lehighton. Rader earns the pitching win by tossing a six-hitter. At the plate he singles and homers, driving in three runs. The winners also receive two hits, a run scored and RBI from Gary Hiller while Don Deemer doubles and also scores a run. Ronnie Hydro and Jimmy Billig each chip in with a single and run scored.