(BOSTON) — The Boston Red Sox celebrated their third World Series championship in 10 seasons Saturday, parading from Fenway Park to the Charles River.
The players, full beards and all, and executives boarded 25 duck boats to roll through the city. The boats stopped at the Boston Marathon finish line where three people died earlier this year during the bombings.
Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes put the World Series trophy on the finish line and “God Bless America” was sung by classical singer Ronan Tynan.
“It means a lot,” second baseman Dustin Pedroia said of the tribute paid to the victims of the bombings. “We played for the whole city and what the city went through. Hopefully we put a smile on lot of peoples faces through the toughest of times. It was special. We wanted to do this and make it right for everybody.”
After the parade, pitcher Jake Peavy bought a duck boat.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire