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Iconic photo after Big Papi blast will live on in Boston folklore forever

- October 14th, 2013
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AFP

People will always remember Big Papi’s four-run jack to tie Game 2 of the ALCS at Fenway Park Sunday night, which eventually led to the Boston Red Sox levelling its seven-game series against the Detroit Tigers.

But it was 50-year-old Boston cop Steve Horgan who stole the show – and whose picture will be seen for generations to come, especially if the BoSox go on to win the AL Pennant.

When the ball exploded off of David Ortiz’s bat and into the crisp air Sunday night in Boston, everyone in the stadium knew it had a chance, including Horgan, who broke character to celebrate with fans as Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter flipped over the wall.

“I couldn’t even hear myself it was so loud,” Horgan, a 27-year veteran of the Boston police force, told ESPN Boston. “I can’t believe it. I don’t know what to think. I can’t believe it. It was an awesome feeling.

“It was awesome. It was great. David Ortiz. Grand slam. It was great.”

Horgan can expect to see himself on replays for decades to come, much like Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman, whose incident in 2003 is talked about to this day.

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