The Boston Red Sox closed Sunday night with a triumphant victory over the Detroit Tigers to even the ALCS, but a Boston police officer had the best night of all.
Steve Horgan, a 27-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, is now the subject of a photo that has gone viral after he was captured celebrating a home run by former Minnesota Twin David Ortiz that tied the game and ultimately helped propel the Red Sox to victory. In the photo, Horgan brandishes his fists as Detroit Tigers outfielder and another former Twin Torii Hunter dives over the fence right in front of him, failing to catch the ball. The former teammates had even embraced in a hug before the game.
After Ortiz's home run, the game was tied at 5-5, Boston eventually pulled ahead 6-5 for a Game 2 victory.
The photo is now making its way to every crevice of the Internet, passed as a memorable token for fans of Boston police and the Red Sox alike.
Horgan reenacted the photo with Red Sox owner John Henry and ESPN's Joe McDonald promptly posted it on Twitter.