The “rolling rally” left Fenway Park three days after the team won the World Series with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 at its longtime home. It capped a stunning turnaround from 2012 when the Red Sox had their worst record in nearly half a century.
In Photos: Red Sox Parade
Players still sporting their beards, manager John Farrell, coaches and team officials boarded 25 amphibious “duck boats” on the warning track.
The vehicles paused when they reached the Boston Marathon finish line, still painted blue and yellow, where three spectators died in the bombings during the April 15 race.
Outfielder Jonny Gomes placed the World Series trophy on the line and he and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia held Red Sox jerseys with the words “BOSTON STRONG” and the number 617, the city’s area code.
Before leaving Fenway, Farrell recalled that the Red Sox had left after their game the day of the Marathon for Logan Airport for a road trip "
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