Rick Monday, playing Center Field at the time for the Chicago Cubs, rescues the U.S. Flag from an attempted burning by 2 protesters. Monday, also a former U.S. Marine… ” I saw too many die for that flag… ” Monday would eventually end up with the Dodgers the following year to 1984 and would finish his career here. Of course we all remember Monday for one more huge moment in Dodgers history.
Me with Rick Monday, March 29, 2008 at the L.A. Coliseum before the Dodgers exhibition game against the Red Sox. I also came across his path in April 2001 on the 25th anniversary of the flag being saved. To this day people still wish him a Happy Anniversary….