Wednesday, April 27, 2011
We're a little late to the party but better late than never especially when it's something this cool. Monday marked the 35th anniversary of the greatest play in baseball history when at Dodger Stadium, Chicago Cub outfielder, Rick Monday, saved the American flag from getting set on fire by William Thomas and his 11 year-old son.
Growing up as Dodger fans, we have a vague recollection of this incident. Ironically enough, Monday was traded to the Dodgers following the '76 season. Monday currently handles play-by-play duties for the Dodgers on the radio. On August 25, 2008, Monday was presented with an American flag flown over Valley Forge National Historical Park in honor of his 1976 rescue.
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* We essentially recycle this post every year. Deal with it.