Thursday, August 4, 2011

1976 Hostess #80 - Rick Monday

  • Rick Monday enjoyed a nice run as the Cubs' starting center fielder in the early to mid 1970s.
  • Monday was traded to the Cubs after the 1971 season for Ken Holtzman. Both players were productive for their new teams. It was a great deal for Oakland as Holtzman solidified their rotation during the dynasty years.
  • Rick had his best year as a Cub in 1976. He batted .272 with 32 HR and 77 RBI. He also led the club with 107 runs scored.
  • Monday gained fame on April 25, 1976 when he took an American flag away from some people who had tried to burn it at Dodger Stadium. A clip of the incident:

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