Tuesday, April 25, 2006

30 Years Ago in Baseball (and Patriotic) History

It doesn't seem possible, but it's been three decades since the Chicago Cubs' Rick Monday saved the American flag from being burned on the Dodger Stadium outfield.

Monday became a Dodger the following year, and was a hero for the team in the 1981 playoffs, when his homer put the Dodgers into the World Series. He's been a Dodger broadcaster since 1993.

Rick and his wife are inviting essay contributions from fans who were at the game for a book they're compiling on the event. He says he still receives letters about it.

The most famous picture from that day is posted with an article in USA Today.

Wednesday Update: Here are some enjoyable comments on Rick Monday from Warren Bell at NRO's The Corner.


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