Rick Monday's Big Moment
I have blogged about this
a few times in the past
; this is the 30th anniversary
of Monday's famed dash to save the flag.
There's a terrific account
of the incident here, with extensive first person memories by Monday. Monday was an ASU graduate, and was the very first player
drafted in the very first major league draft. He was not a Hall of Famer, or even a star, but he was a good, solid ballplayer
with speed and power. Baseball Reference says the most similar player in baseball history was Johnny Callison (a 1960s Phillie), but after that they mention Kirk Gibson.