Players, coaches and team officials climbed aboard

trophy hit by beer cans at parade

Hundreds of thousands of people lined a parade route Wednesday for a glimpse of their favorite players riding in the city’s iconic amphibious duck boats.

Confetti rained down on the crowds, who screamed their approval and snapped selfies as the procession wound its way through downtown Boston. Players autographed balls and tossed them into the cheering throng.

Security was tight along the route, which took the team past the site of the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

The Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5 1 in Sunday’s Game 5 to win their fourth World Series title in 15 years.

## ## Sports fans grown accustomed to the success of their beloved teams are lining the streets in the hundreds of thousands to salute the Boston Red Sox on their fourth championship in the last 15 years.

Wednesday’s parade began at venerable Fenway Park and was winding along several major downtown streets. Players, coaches and team officials climbed aboard amphibious duck boats to show off the team’s latest World Series trophy, secured Sunday with a 5 1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5.

Police promised tight security, with no public drinking allowed. Fans are also being asked not to bring in large items such as backpacks, coolers and strollers. Roads were closed and parking limited on many streets in and around the route.

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