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.
“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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