November 20, 1945 Rick Monday is born.

He was the 1st overall pick in the inaugural player draft in 1965. In 1976 while playing for the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium, he memorably snatched an American Flag away from 2 people who ran onto the field and attempted to burn it. He also hit a game-winning HR in the decisive game of the 1981 NLCS (playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Montreal Expos). Expos fans still refer to this game as Blue Monday. He was a 2X All-Star and a member of the 1981 World Series champion Dodgers. After his playing career he became a well-respected broadcaster for the Dodgers.

 

In his 19-year career (1966-1984), Rick had 1619 hits, 241 HR, 950 runs, 924 BB, .264 BA, .361 OBP, .443 Slg., & .804 OPS.

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