On This Date: April 24, 2000
April 24, 2000 — Jim Thorpe slugs five home runs, two of them by Matt Long, to help the Olympians outslug Weatherly, 16-11. Long finishes with three hits, including two-run homers in the first and fourth innings. The winners trail by five runs in the contest but use a six-run fourth frame and a five-run sixth to take control. Matt Pettrucci and Ryan Smith both connect for two-run homers, while John Searfoss adds a three-run blast. Thorpe also receives three hits and two RBIs from Joe Bianculli, while Joe Halenar and Geoff Kelowitz each contribute a pair of hits.