Boston Red Sox Parade For World Series 2013 Planned For Saturday (ROUTE, TIME)
Oct 31, 2013 12:39 PM EDT
The Boston Red Sox plan to celebrate their 2013 World Series title with a duck boat parade on Saturday, Nov. 2.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday; it begins at Fenway Park, travels down Boylston Street and ends in the Charles River, CBS Boston reports. Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino chose Saturday to allow children to attend. Most of the team is expected to participate in the parade.
"This team knows its place in the city and what the fans mean to the city," Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said, via CBS. "They are coming to this rolling rally thanks to you guys."
The Red Sox won their third World Series in 10 seasons with a Game 6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night; the 6-1 victory marked the first time since 1918 that the team has won a World Series in the city of Boston.
"This is for you, Boston. You guys deserve it," Sox slugger David Ortiz said after the game, via ESPN. "We've been through a lot this year, and this is for all of you and all those families who struggled."
Ortiz earned the Series MVP honors for his Cooperstown-worthy performance through the six games. He went 11-for-16 (.688) at the plate for two home runs, six RBIs and eight walks, ESPN reports. His .760 on-base percentage in 25 at-bats was the second-highest in World Series history.
Red Sox manager John Farrell called the moment "surreal" when Commissioner Bud Selig presented to the trophy to owners John Henry, Tom Werner and Lucchino.
"When the fireworks went off at the presentation of the trophy out there, when the ballpark was filled with smoke, it was completely surreal," said Farrell. "To be in this position, given where we've come from, reflecting back a year ago at this time, there's been a lot that's happened in 13 months."