Yesterday was a big day for the Houston Astros and their devoted fans, for it was time to celebrate yet another major accomplishment.
On Saturday night, the Astros closed out the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series to clinch their second title.
On Monday, Astros fans poured out into the streets of downtown Houston to enjoy the World Series parade on a warm fall day.
The population of the Greater Houston area is around 7.2 million people, and it was estimated that at least two million people showed up to the parade, which accounts for 28% of the city’s population.
Astros fans have been packing Minute Maid Park all season long and they made sure to pack the streets of Houston to celebrate the team’s World Series title and show their support during the parade.
The population of Greater Houston is around 7.2 million people.
An estimated 2 million people showed up to the Astros World Series parade.
That means 28% of the Houston area celebrated the Astros downtown today 😳 pic.twitter.com/Z3IirnoFGJ
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) November 7, 2022
Astros Fans Pack World Series Parade
When a team wins the World Series, you can always expect for the parade to be packed full of diehard fans.
This is now the second time that the Astros and their fans have gotten to experience such an event.
The Astros won an American League best 106 games and earned a bye to the ALDS.
There, they would go on to sweep their American League West rivals in the Seattle Mariners.
In the ALCS, Houston curb stomped the New York Yankees to reach the World Series.
It took six games, but the Astros finally overcame the Philadelphia Phillies and reached the pinnacle of all accomplishments in baseball.
And so, the City of Houston rejoiced on Monday as they held their second World Series parade in the last six years.