Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and actor Jake Gyllenhaal were in attendance at Fenway Park on Monday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Patriots’ Day.
Jake Gyllenhaal will play Jeff Bauman in “Stronger.” Both on the field at Fenway today: pic.twitter.com/29m2NKy0YR
— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) April 18, 2016
— MLB (@MLB) April 18, 2016
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 18, 2016
Bauman, who played a role in identifying Tamerlan Tsarnaev, lost both of his legs during the bombings when he was at the finish line supporting his girlfriend, Erin Hurley, running the race for the first time. He will be played by Gyllenhaal in the Hollywood feature Stronger, based on his autobiographical book with the same title.
Gyllenhaal called Bauman “a triumph in just this unspeakable situation.”
According to Fenway Park’s Twitter account, Monday’s first pitch will make an appearance in the film.
Make sure to keep an eye out for today’s first pitch in the upcoming film, “Stronger!” ?? pic.twitter.com/6h6FPWfrrD
— Fenway Park (@fenwaypark) April 18, 2016
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