SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / KCBS / BCN) — The city of San Francisco will hold a parade and civic celebration Wednesday for the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants after their return from Monday night’s victory in Texas.

It will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and will be broadcast live on KPIX-TV CBS 5, KCBS-AM 740 & FM 106.9, and streamed live here at CBSSanFrancisco.com.

The parade will follow the route taken by the Giants when the team first came to San Francisco from New York in 1958, the mayor’s office said.

It will end at the steps of City Hall, where Mayor Gavin Newsom will present the team with the key to the city and hold a civic celebration.

“San Francisco could not be prouder of its hometown Giants tonight,” Newsom said in a statement. “Congratulations to every player on the roster and to the entire San Francisco Giants organization.”

Newsom said the team had brought the entire city together throughout the season.

Photo Gallery: San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series Championship Run

“San Francisco eagerly awaits your return,” Newsom said to the Giants organization. “We cannot wait to celebrate your triumph in Texas.”

The Giants beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 Monday night to win the World Series 4 games to 1.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Montgomery Street at Washington Street, the mayor’s office said. It will head south on Montgomery Street to Market Street, where it will go west to City Hall.

The public was invited to line the sidewalks along the parade route or gather in Civic Center Plaza for the celebration. Attendees were advised to arrive early and take public transportation.

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Comments (10)
  1. Roy Silva says:

    What a WIn, What a Win,What a Win!! Can you believe it!! How Long, & the odds against em. Giants,Giants, Giants, we did it. I am a Fan from long long time ago, & have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Head up & be proud of our guys & the City. San Francisco Giants, its in the History Books. 2010 they year they did.

  2. nessy says:

    🙂 Smiling here in Ireland!

  3. kc says:

    “World Champion” no, the USA lost every competition in the world. We should call it “North America Champion”
    Congrats Giants, you did it.

  4. JUAN AGUILAR says:

    FROM CONNECTICUT TO SAN FRANCISCO “” WE LOVE OUR GIANTS OR GIGANTES “” GOD BLESS SAN FRANCISCO

  5. D.R says:

    We are living this special moment, we are Giants…. We are SF Giants!!!

  6. D.R says:

    So proud of all the LATINO PLAYERS…. FELICIDADES GIGANTES!!!

  7. rahn d. fudge says:

    One moment in time …..when we are MORE than we thought we’d ever be….
    Let’s Go Giants! You did it. Your victory is galvanizing.

  8. Cesar says:

    Bravo Giants!!! Latinos supported you all the way. Vivan los Giants!

  9. Brenda Duenas says:

    The staff and students of Queen of All Saints School in Concord, CA will all be wearing orange and black in celebration of the Giants World Series Championship!