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5 Million Red Sox Fans Celebrate Series Victory


An estimated five million Boston Red Sox baseball fans have packed the streets of the northeastern U.S. city to celebrate this week's World Series Victory.

Red Sox team members Saturday rode amphibious vehicles down a 4.8-kilometer-long parade route, with cheering spectators packed at least 10 people deep on both sides of the road. The so-called "duck boats" were being used to carry the players so that the procession could continue into the Charles River once it reached the end of the parade route.

The team won its first world championship in 86 years Wednesday night, beating the Saint Louis Cardinals in four straight games.

That victory put an end to the so-called "Curse of the Bambino" that legend says had prevented the Boston team from winning a world series. The curse was said to have been triggered after Boston traded legendary player Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees one year after the Red Sox's last World Series win in 1918.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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