World Series champs Washington Nationals get their parade

Fan pack nation's capital for World Series champs

WASHINGTON (AP/WWBT) - The Washington Nationals got a hero’s welcome home from a city that had been thirsting for a World Series championship for nearly a century.

Tens of thousands of fans were expected for Saturday’s parade honoring the Nationals, who won a nail-biting, come-from-behind victory against the Houston Astros in Game 7 to clinch the World Series.

World Series Victory Parade

Washington Nationals celebrate their first World Series win with a victory parade

Posted by NBC12 on Saturday, November 2, 2019

The parade ran up Constitution Avenue starting at 2 p.m. and culminated on the National Mall.

Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted Thursday, "When they tell you dreams come true, point them toward our Nationals."

She included the hashtag SportsCapital, a reference, too, to the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup championship in 2018 and the Washington Mystics' WNBA championship this year.

A Washington team hadn't won a World Series since the Senators in 1924.

President Donald Trump has invited the Nationals to the White House on Monday.

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