American History

The Greatest Play In Baseball History?

On April 25, 1976, Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs made what some people call the greatest play in baseball history. Here’s what happened.

“If you’re going to burn the flag, don’t do it around me. I’ve been to too many veterans’ hospitals and seen too many broken bodies of guys who tried to protect it.” ~ Rick Monday

I doubt a player for the Chicago Cubs ever received an ovation from Los Angeles fans quite like that one.

American Flag at Dodgers Stadium

A lot of people are curious about the legality and constitutional history of flag burning in America, so I’ve made this topic the first video in my new Constitutional Law playlist on my USA History Vlog:

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By Clay Morgan

Clay Morgan is the author of Undead. Say hi on Twitter.