Boston Red Sox Bullpen Police Officer Steve Horgan To Appear At Opening Night At McCoy Stadium

Pawtucket Red Sox Press Release


Pawtucket, RI – Boston Police Officer Steve Horgan, who became famous forraising his arms in jubilation just as David Ortiz' dramatic grand slam homerunin Game 2 of last year's ALCS landed in the Red Sox bullpen, will be a specialguest on Opening Night at McCoy Stadium next Thursday, April 3.  The PawSox will be hosting the Lehigh ValleyIronPigs at 7:05 pm at McCoy and Officer Horgan will throw out a ceremonial 1stball and be available for photos and autographs with fans during the game.

The iconic image of Officer Horgan with his arms in the air, at the exact timeDetroit RF Tori Hunter had his legsin the air while falling over the bullpen wall, will forever be a lastingsymbol of Boston'sWorld Series Championship run.

Horgan, who has been with the Boston Police Department for28 years, was assigned to the Red Sox bullpen last season.  He immediately became a celebrity after videoand photos of his celebration went viral. “Officer Horgan” was a popular costume for Halloween, the real OfficerHorgan rode in a Duck Boat with John Henry and other members of Red Soxownership during the championship parade, he had his beard shaved for charity byBig Papi and Shane Victorino, and Steve also appeared on numerous nationaltelevision shows and radio interviews among many other things.

“I am honored to be with the PawSox on their Opening Nightas myself and my entire family have been avid Red Sox fans our whole lives,”said Officer Horgan.  “We love thePawSox…they are our second favorite team,” he added with a laugh.

As part of Opening Night festivities the PawSox will onceagain honor the Police and Fire Departments and First Responders fromthroughout Southern New England.  Tickets for Opening Night on April 3rdat 7:05 pm still remain available at,by calling 401-724-7300, or visiting the PawSox Box Office at McCoy.