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Baseball’s Greatest Play, 35 Years Later

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By Doug Powers  •  April 25, 2011 10:37 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

At a Dodgers game on April 25, 1976, a man named William Thomas and his 11 year old son ran onto the field, lighter fluid in hand, and tried to set fire to an American flag. Chicago Cubs center fielder Rick Monday snatched it from them before they could light it, and the rest is history:

More about that day is in this USA Today story published the 30th anniversary in 2006.

I was going to make a Bill Ayers reference, but because there was actually a Bill Ayers who once played professional baseball, I’m going to let it go in order to avoid any confusion.

(h/t Chicks on the Right)

**Written by Doug Powers

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