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The Story Behind That Iconic Red Sox Grand Slam Photo04:09

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What's sure to be one of the most memorable moments of the American League Championship Series came late in Sunday's game, when most Red Sox fans were giving up hope. It's the grand slam David Ortiz hit to tie the game, 5-5, in the eighth inning.

And you've probably seen the image of a Detroit Tigers outfielder tumbling into the bullpen trying to catch the ball, as a Boston police officer celebrated by raising his arms aloft.

That photo is thanks to Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld. Grossfeld spoke with us on Tuesday evening about the iconic image.

This program aired on October 15, 2013.

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Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.




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