HOUSTON (NBC News) – Hundreds of thousands of fans packed into the streets of downtown Houston on Friday to celebrate the Astros’ first-ever MLB championship victory.
The Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game seven of the World Series on Wednesday night to capture the franchise’s elusive title after 56 seasons.
The parade honored players, coaches, staff, families, and the fans for the big win. City officials even extended the parade route to accommodate the extra crowd.
Astros owner Jim Crane, manager AJ Hinch, the world championship team, Mascot Orbit, and Minute Maid Park train operator Bobby the Engineer were all on hand — but it was the commissioner’s trophy that was flying high.
The parade was followed by a rally outside Houston’s City Hall as the city transforms into a celebration of orange and navy blue.