Sunday, June 14, 2009

No Wonder a Day of the Week is Named After Him

I will seldom acknowledge a great play that was made by a Chicago Cubbie, but there is one that will go down as an all-time great play. April 25th, 1976, in the bottom of the 4th inning at Dodger Stadium, Cubs' center fielder, Rick Monday, goes after it... What a grab!

Before that, the day following Sunday was called Moonday. After that save, Congress voted to change it to Monday.

In this 1976 season, Rick Monday was voted National League MVP. Of course, the Cubs then traded him to the Dodgers who went on to win NL pennants in 1977 and 1978.

Monday, an ex-Marine, still has that flag. He was offered one million dollars for it and turned it down.

Have a good Flag Day.

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