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How Stan Grossfeld took the iconic Game 2 photo

Many are calling Sunday one of the great days in Boston sports history, and a photograph taken by the Globe’s Stan Grossfeld will surely be one of the lasting images from it.

Grossfeld was one of several photographers at Fenway Park who captured Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter’s plunge over the outfield wall as he tried to track down David Ortiz’s grand slam in the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS. The photo of Hunter’s legs sticking straight up while a police officer stationed in the bullpen raised his arms to cheer the home run has been widely shared across social media and has been the subject of much praise.

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