1 Nov 2008

Phildadelphia fans turn out in big numbers

12:16 pm on 1 November 2008

Hundreds of thousands of joyful sports fans in Philadelphia have jammed the sidewalks to watch a celebration parade for the World Series baseball champion, the Philadelphia Phillies.

No major Philadelphia sports team in 25 years had won a US league crown until the Phillies defeated Tampa Bay 4-3 midweek to complete a four games to one triumph in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven championship final.

Nearly one million people watched the Phillies' victory parade in 1980, the only other Series title for the team, which was formed in 1889.