David Ortiz, Boston Police Featured On Sports Illustrated Cover

November 5, 2013 6:58 PM
David Ortiz, Boston Police Featured On Sports Illustrated Cover

" Boston police officers Javier Pagan and Rachel McGuire and detective Kevin McGill stand with David Ortiz on the Nov. 11, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated (Photo from SI)

BOSTON (CBS) — The 2013 sports year in Boston is coming full circle on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover.

The magazine featured three Boston police officers on its cover on April 22, an iconic photograph taken in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. This week, the three officers are back on the cover, this time posing on the field at Fenway Park with World Series MVP, behind the headline, “Boston’s Finest Hour: From a team divided to a city united.

“If any one person were to lead the Red Sox and — given the team’s cultural importance in New England — by extension Bostonians through a terrible time, it was a man with an outsized capacity for resilience,” SI senior writer Tom Verducci wrote in the cover story. “The grind of a 162-game season played in a 182-day window, followed by the wilds of postseason play, would test even Lewis and Clark. But among baseball’s 109 world champions there has never been a story of resilience quite like this one "

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