Mario Lemieux and the New York Yankees celebrate the first-ever Yankee win over the Boston Red Sox with a ceremonial homer in the Bronx.
The victory was celebrated with a parade through the streets of Manhattan, the culmination of a two-year rivalry.
As the parade drew to a close, the Yankee team began to sing their own song: Totems in a bottle.
It was a fitting tribute to the tradition that dates back to 1918 when the Yankees beat the Red Sox by one run in a game that was won on a walkoff single.
In the game, the Yankees scored seven runs in the sixth inning to clinch the pennant.
With the win, the Bronx Bombers moved to within two games of the Boston Braves and a wild-card spot, but were still in danger of being eliminated from the playoffs.
After the game was over, the parade was turned into a “Toteman” event in which players can be rewarded with candy.
This year’s event was held at the Manhattan Blue Cross Blue Shield in midtown Manhattan, and featured a parade that included some of the city’s top entertainers, including actors, musicians, and fashion designers.
A few hundred people were in attendance, with the parade running from 1pm to 4pm, and the game ending at 8pm.
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