January 11th, 2013

Rick Monday Trade

January 11, 1977 – The Dodgers acquire outfielder Rick Monday and pitcher Mike Garman in a five-player deal with the Chicago Cubs. L.A. sent outfielder Bill Buckner and infielder Ivan DeJesus to the Cubs. Monday already was a hero in Los Angeles for saving the American flag from burning during a Dodgers-Cubs game on 4/25/76. Monday, who attended Santa Monica High School and Arizona State University, was the first player selected in the inaugural amateur draft in 1965 (picked by Athletics). Monday would play on three Dodger pennant-winners, including the 1981 World Champions. Monday joined the Dodger broadcasting booth in 1993.

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