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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Jeff Bauman and Jake Gyllenhaal Throw Out First Pitch at Red Sox Game

Gyllenhaal will play Bauman in a film adaptation of Bauman's book about his recovery after losing his legs in the terror attack

Liam Mathews

On April 15, 2013, terror attacks during the Boston Marathon left three people dead, and over 200 people injured. Three years later, to commemorate the anniversaries and celebrate the city's perseverance, the Boston Red Sox brought bombing survivor Jeff Bauman to Fenway Park to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Monday's game. Not only that, but they also welcomed actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who will be playing Bauman in a movie about the bombing.


Gyllenhaal carried Bauman's young daughter as they walked to the pitcher's mound to throw the pitch to Red Sox stars Hanley Ramirez and David Ortiz.

Baumann was a spectator at the marathon in 2013, cheering on his wife Erin as she ran. He lost his legs during the attack, and has had to re-learn how to walk on prosthetics. Baumann later wrote the book Stronger about the attack and his recovery, which is the basis of the adaptation Gyllenhaal will be filming.