Three years after a bomb took both his legs at the Boston Marathon finish line, Jeff Bauman joined actor Jake Gyllenhaal in throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park.
An iconic image of Bauman — ashen and injured — was etched into the minds of Americans reeling in the wake of the 2013 attack. His photo and recovery came to symbolize the resilience of a Boston that couldn't be broken.
Now a bestselling author, Bauman took the mound at Monday's Red Sox game as thousands converged for the 120th Boston Marathon.
He was flanked by Gyllenhaal, who portrays Bauman in a film version of his memoir, "Stronger." The movie, directed by David Gordon Green, tells the story of Bauman's recovery and was filming Monday at Fenway.
"It's not every day you film a movie scene during pregame! Thanks for joining us, Jeff Bauman & Jake Gyllenhaal!" the Red Sox tweeted, along with photos of the pair talking to players David Ortiz and Brock Holt.
Bauman, who was treated at Boston Medical Center, spoke Sunday night with Gyllenhaal at the hospital's pre-marathon pasta dinner.