Boston Strong: Red Sox Place World Series Trophy on Marathon Finish Line

The Boston Red Sox held their World Series victory parade Saturday after beating the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 Wednesday night. One particularly poignant moment came when the parade passed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where three people were killed and many more were injured in the April bombing.

Outfielder Jonny Gomes and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia placed the World Series trophy on the finish line, as the crowd cheered. Gomes draped a special “Boston Strong” jersey over the trophy as singer Ronan Tynan led the players and fans in “God Bless America.”

The Red Sox World Series victory was the first time the team had won the championship at home in 95 years. The fact that it came at the end of the same year as the devastating Boston Marathon bombing made the event even more significant for the local fans.

Watch video below, via CBS Boston:

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