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We Remember: Rick Monday Saves American Flag from Being Burned by Protesters

via MLB.com
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 4, 2014

Although this great save didn't happen July 4, today is a great day to look back at one of the most patriotic acts to happen on the diamond in Major League Baseball history.

On April 25, 1976, which was the year of the United States' bicentennial, the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. In the middle of the fourth inning, two people ran onto the field. They didn't do it to interact with the players; they did it to protest.

The two fans had placed an American flag on the ground with the intention of burning it, but luckily, Cubs outfielder Rick Monday was there to save the day.

A few years ago, Monday talked to MLB.com's Ben Platt about what was going through his head at the time.

[MLB.com]

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