Chicago Cubs Celebrate World Series Crown With Five Million Of Their Closest Fans
By ESPN // November 7, 2016
seventh largest gathering in human history
ABOVE VIDEO: A recap of the day in Chicago on Friday when the city of Chicago celebrated the Cubs World Series victory.
(ESPN) – Players enjoyed their victory lap Friday, waving to millions of elated fans crowded along miles of city streets during a parade honoring the first Cubs team to win a World Series title in 108 years.
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications told the Chicago Tribune that an estimated crowd of 5 million packed the 7-mile parade route from Wrigley Field to Grant Park, where the party continued with a massive rally to celebrate the Cubs’ historic win.
Team manager Joe Maddon — wearing a stocking cap, sunglasses and a jersey over a “We didn’t suck” T-shirt — looked out over a sea of blue.
“Welcome to Cubstock 2016!” he shouted to the fans after carrying the World Series championship trophy onto the stage.
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