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Rick Monday Saves the American Flag


-David S.-

On April 26, 1975, two protesters rushed onto the field with an American flag during a Dodgers – Cubs game.  The two protesters stopped in center field and tried to light the flag on fire, which was soaked in lighter fluid.  The right fielder for the Chicago Cubs, Rick Monday, saw this happening.  He made a heroic move to charge toward the men. Luckily, the first match was blown out by the wind.  This gave Rick time to courageously save the American flag from being burned as a second match was being lit.  Even though this didn’t happen on the Fourth of July, this goes down as one of, if not, the most patriotic acts in sports history.  Well done Rick, well done. . .  Way to make America proud!

Way to make America proud Rick!

 

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75 Years of Baseball on T.V.


-David S.-

On August 26, 1939, a baseball game was televised for the very first time.  A doubleheader between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Reds had only 2 cameras, compared to the thirteen cameras used for a Dodgers game now days! One camera was above home plate to see the view of the entire diamond.  To pick up throws from the infield, another camera was looking down the first base line.  About 3,000 people tuned in for this historical event.

Legendary Red Barber on the call for the first televised game!

Ebbets Field, the stadium where baseball was televised first.

Source: MLB.com

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Rick Monday Saves the American Flag


-David S.-

On April 26, 1975, two protesters rushed onto the field with an American flag during a Dodgers – Cubs game.  The two protesters stopped in center field and tried to light the flag on fire, which was soaked in lighter fluid.  The right fielder for the Chicago Cubs, Rick Monday, saw this happening.  He made a heroic move to charge toward the men. Luckily, the first match was blown out by the wind.  This gave Rick time to courageously save the American flag from being burned as a second match was being lit.  Even though this didn’t happen on the Fourth of July, this goes down as one of, if not, the most patriotic acts in sports history.  Well done Rick, well done. . .  Way to make America proud!

Way to make America proud Rick!

 

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Tweet me: @BleacherBoy10

 

 

Matt, You’re a Class Act!


-David S.-

Matt Kemp of the dodgers is a great man!  He has to be one of the classiest men in baseball.  Since the tragedy in Oklahoma of the tornado, Matt has pledged to give $1,000 for every home run he gets to the victims.  That is so generous.  Matt has a record of being a great man.  Not that I know any players, but I think we need more players like good Matt.  Remember, always give back.

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