WASHINGTON – A parade celebrating the Washington Nationals’ World Series championship, a first for the franchise, is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in downtown Washington, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced Thursday.
The parade will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Constitution Avenue, N.W. and 15th Street N.W., according to the mayor’s office. The Nats will proceed east along Constitution, ending at Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W at 3rd Street, N.W., where the team will gather to rally.
The mayor’s office is encouraging fans to use public transportation and use #FightFinished in all social media posts.
Fans planning to attend the celebration can text “NATS” to 888-777 for informational alerts regarding safety, transit and weather.
The Nationals bested the Houston Astros in a series that went seven games, winning all four games on the road at Minute Maid Park.
Wednesday’s Game 7 saw the team win 6-2 to secure the first championship for the franchise and the first World Series championship for the nation’s capital since the old Washington Senators won the series in 1924.
The Nats were presented with the Commissioner’s Trophy in Houston while pitcher Stephen Strasberg was awarded the MVP trophy following his crucial performance in Game 6 that helped Washington force Game 7.
The series also marks the first time in Major League Baseball history that a team took a seven-game contest for the championship by winning only its road games.
Additional information will be posted at http://sportscapital.dc.gov.