Why are Mondays important home run days
With the 1981 National League Championship Series tied at two games apiece and Game 5 deadlocked, 1-1, in the ninth inning, Rick Monday of Los Angeles hit a two-out, bases-empty home run at Olympic Stadium to give the Dodgers a 2-1 triumph over the Montreal Expos and the N.L. pennant.
Ray Burris. Expos' starting pitcher who left the October 19 game for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning with the score tied, 1-1. Steve Rogers. Expos' pitcher who gave up the ninth-inning homer to Monday. Making only the third relief appearance of his big-league career, Rogers retired the first two batters he faced before Monday connected in the Monday afternoon game. Fernando Valenzuela. Dodgers' starting and winning pitcher who needed last-out relief help from Bob Welch.