Chicago Cubs: ‘Rick Monday…You made a great play’
Very few times have the best moment in Chicago Cubs history centered around something other than baseball. This was one of those days.
April 25, 1976, was one of those times, and Chicago Cubs’ outfielder Rick Monday found himself at the forefront of baseball lore. I was lucky to experience my childhood in the 1990s and experience everything in real-time, which is now considered “nostalgic” by the same generation. For people who were alive in the 1970s, I’m sure they will be the first to express how tumultuous that period was, transpired by a slew of events that shook the world.
Kent State, the ‘Pentagon Papers, Apple Computers, and the Nuclear Proliferation Pact dominated the decade putting the country on its own roller coaster ride. In the sports world, a lot was going on, too. The morning of April 25 began like any other. Chicago was on the road in Los Angeles to play the Dodgers. Nobody foresaw what would transpire later that afternoon as Monday became a hero.