On this date
July 16, 1954 Bobby Higgins tosses a five-hitter and Jim Thorpe rallies from a late deficit to gain a 6-2 Tri-County League win over Palmerton. Joe Thear collects two hits and scores a run for the winners, who trail 2-0 before putting up five runs in the seventh inning. Thorpe also receives a hit and run scored from Michael Hodor, Bruce Hurley and Joe Cherb. For Palmerton, Manny Rodrigues finishes with a pair of hits.