The Play That Made Rick Monday a National Hero
When you think of former Major League Baseball star Rick Monday, what comes to mind?
If you’re like most of us, it’s the time he ripped an American Flag away from two “young men” intent on lighting the flag on fire.
Those of us old enough to remember it may be stunned to learn that it happened on April 25, 1976!
With the Fourth of July fast approaching, and the unique connection between baseball, the national past time, and the nation, we offer this video retrospective.
It’s a well-done piece, with an interview with Monday, and also a brief chat with Tommy Lasorda, who was coaching third base for the Dodgers at the time.