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Steve Horgan, Boston bullpen police officer, ‘humbled’ by newfound fame
Horgan raised his arms over his head in jubilation after David Ortiz’s eighth-inning grand slam tied Sunday’s AL championship series game against the Detroit Tigers and sparked the Red Sox to a 6-5 win, tying the series at one game apiece.
Photos captured Horgan’s raised arms next to the upturned legs of Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, who tumbled over the short wall into the Fenway Park bullpen in an unsuccessful attempt to catch the ball.
The result: a flood of media attention and a new name for his joyous, hands-up gesture: “Horganing.”
“Because I’m a Sox fan, I just raised my arms,” he said.
“It’s great that Steve is now part of Red Sox history,” Davis said.
Hunter was shaken up, but he indicated on Monday that he’ll be ready to play Tuesday in Game 3 of the championship series in Detroit.
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