Red Sox win; Boston fans celebrate World Series victory
For the first time in 95 years, Boston Red Sox fans can celebrate a World Series victory won at home. Police were prepared should any problems arise during post-game parties, they said.
Fans chanted and caroused outside the historic ballpark Wednesday after Boston vanquished the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6. Police reported no significant problems immediately following the game but said they were ready for post-game celebrations.
The Red Sox have now won three World Series in a decade, but they hadn't won at home since 1918.
The triumphant fans spilling out of Fenway joined hundreds already gathered around the ballpark.
Russ Stappen paid several hundred dollars for a ticket but says it was a small price to be a part of Red Sox history.