Some of the best sports photos in Boston history

The image of Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring the game-winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals at Boston Garden is indelibly imprinted into the minds of Boston sports fans. It has taken on renewed significance as the Bruins will face off once more against the St. Louis Blues on Monday for Lord Stanley’s Cup, for the first time since this historic frame was made. Here’s a look at some of the other best sports photos in Boston history.
The Bruins’ Bobby Orr went airborne after scoring the winning goal that won the Stanley Cup against the St. Louis Blues May 10, 1970, at Boston Garden. (Ray Lussier/Boston Herald American via Associated Press)
Boston Red Sox’s Carlton Fisk, left, watched his 12th-inning home run against the Cincinnati Reds to win the sixth game of the World Series at Fenway Park in Boston on Oct. 22, 1975. (Harry Cabluck./Associated Press)
Detroit’s Torii Hunter flipped into the Red Sox bullpen chasing David Ortiz’s grand slam in Game 2 of the ALCS as Boston police Officer Steve Horgan and Sox fans celebrated on Oct. 13, 2013. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
Julius Irving (left) of the Philadelphia 76ers and Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics squared off during a second-half fight on Nov. 9, 1984, at the Boston Garden. (Ted Gartland)
A Mookie Wilson ground ball slipped beneath Bill Buckner’s glove to lift the New York Mets to an unlikely comeback victory over the Red Sox in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
Kathrine Switzer (center) became the first woman to “officially” run the Boston Marathon on April 19, 1967. Marathon official Jock Semple (behind Switzer) tried to rip the number off her shirt and remove her from the race, while Tom Miller and Arnie Briggs pushed Semple away. (Paul Connell/Globe Staff)
Celtics guard Sam Jones grabbed a stool to ward off Philadelphia Warriors player Wilt Chamberlain (13) during the fifth game of the Eastern Conference Finals on April 1, 1962. Jim Loscutoff (18) and Bill Russell (far right) got ready to move in. (Paul J. Connell/Globe Staff)
Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi leaped to make a catch to rob the Dodgers’ Brian Dozier of a hit in the top of the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series in 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams hit a home run in 1948 at Fenway Park. (Boston Public Library)
Celtics forward Larry Bird (center) celebrated with team president Red Auerbach after the Celtics beat the Houston Rockets, 102-91, in the final game of the 1981 NBA Championships in Houston. (Frank O'Brien/Globe Staff)
Red Sox outfielder Tony Conigliaro was surrounded by teammates after being hit on the head by a fourth-inning fastball from Jack Hamilton of the California Angels during a game at Fenway Park on Aug. 18, 1967. Conigliaro suffered a fractured cheekbone and scalp contusion. (Charles B. Carey/Globe Staff)
Charlestown’s Jack O’Callahan sat on teammate Mike Ramsey to celebrate the USA’s “Miracle on Ice” win over the Soviet hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. (Frank O'Brien/Globe Staff)
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (left) and Jason Varitek of the Red Sox traded blows in the third inning of a game on July 24, 2004, inciting a bench-clearing brawl between the two teams. Both players were ejected. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrated a fourth-quarter touchdown against Oakland during the 2002 AFC divisional playoff game, which is also known as the “Snow Bowl” and the “tuck rule game.” (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey consoled Carlton Fisk after the Sox were eliminated by the Tigers from the Eastern Division race in 1972. (Frank O’Brien/Globe Staff)
Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice carried fan Jonathan Keane, who was hit by a pop foul by the Sox’ David Stapleton, off the field during the fourth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on Aug. 7, 1982. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
Patriots placekicker Adam Vinatieri celebrated after his winning field goal that beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17 in the Super Bowl in New Orleans Feb. 3, 2002. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Rosie Ruiz, who crossed the finish line at the 1980 Boston Marathon, broke down at a New York press conference on April 24, 1980, in response to questions about whether she actually ran the entire Boston Marathon. Ruiz later was stripped of her women’s marathon title after a unanimous vote by the Boston Athletic Association Board of Governors. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
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