Celebration at Last!

The San Francisco Giants rejoice their win at home

Fans from all over the Bay Area and places beyond came together on Wednesday, November 3rd to celebrate the San Francisco Giants’ World Series championship victory. This was a chance of a lifetime for fans since this was the first World Series victory since the team moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958.

According to a report from San Jose Mercury, the victory parade retraced the same route that the Giants had followed when they first arrived in San Francisco. Starting just after 11 a.m. in the Financial District the parade lasted 90-minutes long, snaking its way down 17 blocks and into the Civic Center.

Downtown San Francisco greeted the crowd, which police officers estimated to be ranging from 200,000 to 1 million individuals, with orange and black balloons bobbing from traffic signals along with confetti falling everywhere. Here, some of the players spoke to the crowd, giving the fans credit for where they had reached. San Jose Mercury reported, ‘“You guys started this,” closing pitcher Brian Wilson told the crowd. “Starting with spring training, you guys had our backs from day one.””