Astros celebrate World Series with parade in front of more than 1 million estimated fans


An estimated crowd of more than 1 million fans celebrated the Houston Astros’ World Series win with a downtown parade Monday.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had inspired fans coming to the victory parade to “arrive early, put on Astros’ colors, be loud and celebrate safely.” The parade, which began at midday and lasted for a pair of hours, packed sidewalks with folks as Astros gamers using floats and buses waved at cheering fans.

The parade came about with none severe incidents, apart from the arrest of a 33-year-old man who was accused by Houston police of throwing a beer can at U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who was using in the again of a truck that was half of the parade. Police mentioned the beer can hit the Republican senator from Texas in the chest and neck space however he didn’t require any medical consideration. The man was arrested by police however his title was not instantly launched. He is anticipated to face assault fees, police mentioned.

Video from the parade confirmed folks alongside the route booing Cruz as he glided by, together with simply earlier than he was hit by the beer can.

Although a closing tally of the quantity of folks on the parade was not instantly out there, it was anticipated to surpass the 1 million people who attended the parade held after the Astros received their first World Series in 2017, mentioned Mary Benton, a spokeswoman for Turner.

The Astros clinched their second World Series title in six seasons Saturday. Yordan Alvarez hit a towering three-run homer, serving to the Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in Game 6.

Saturday’s win gave the Astros’ 73-year-old supervisor Dusty Baker his first title in 25 seasons as a supervisor, the final three in Houston.


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