Today is the 35th anniversary of the greatest, non-related baseball play in a baseball game in MLB history. This of course is when Rick Monday saved the American Flag. During a game, Cubs vs Dodgers in L.A., two protesters, a man and his 11-year-old son ran onto the field. They took out an american flag, covering it in some sort of flammable liquid and attempted to put it on fire. However, before being able to accomplish their task, Rick Monday, dashed in and grabbed the flag.
While the two intruders were arrested, Monday, on the Cubs, received a standing ovation in his next at-bat. Also, the message board in the stadium read, “Rick Monday, you made a great play”.
Later, he went on to say “If you’re going to burn the flag, don’t do it around me. I’ve been to too many veterans’ hospitals and seen too many broken bodies of guys who tried to protect it.”
He received offers up to 1 million for the flag, but has rejected all offers. He still has it with him to this day.
Watch the video below: