Friday, September 26, 2008

Box score of the week

UPDATE: I'm thinking I should re-name this bit "Try to stump Mark Heuring." The boxscore I referenced was from a Cubs-Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 1976.

Two protesters, a man and his son, ran into the outfield and tried to set fire to an American flag they had brought with them. Outfielder Rick Monday, then playing with the Cubs, noticed they had placed the flag on the ground and were fumbling with matches and lighter fluid; he then dashed over and grabbed the flag from the ground to thunderous cheers. He handed the flag to Los Angeles pitcher Doug Rau, after which the ballpark police officers arrested the two intruders. When he came up to bat in the next half-inning, he got a standing ovation from the crowd and the big message board behind the left-field bleachers in the stadium flashed the message, "RICK MONDAY... YOU MADE A GREAT PLAY..."

Can anyone tell me what was special about this particular game?

A hint: The answer doesn't have much to do with the on field play.



Mr. D said...

Rick Monday rescues the American flag.

Mr. D said...

I may not know too much, Brad, but I do know baseball.