2009-11-13 / Community

Yankee Victory Parade Drew Many Rockaway Residents

Star closer Mariano Rivera and his family. Star closer Mariano Rivera and his family. For all intents and purposes, school classes could have been held on Broadway in Manhattan last Friday, as hundreds of Rockaway kids and their parents attended the New York Yankees victory parade.

Up to two million people, most of them dressed in Yankee blue and white, lined the famed boulevard for a "Canyon of Heroes" salute to the World Championship team.

Pitcher Andy Pettitte waves to his adoring fans. Pitcher Andy Pettitte waves to his adoring fans. Catcher Jorge Posada. Catcher Jorge Posada. Pitching star CC Sabathia and first baseman Mark Texiera. Pitching star CC Sabathia and first baseman Mark Texiera. Fan favorite Johnny Damon. Fan favorite Johnny Damon. Shortstop Derek Jeter and his family. The captain drew the heaviest cheers. Shortstop Derek Jeter and his family. The captain drew the heaviest cheers. Outfielder Melky Cabrera, pitcher Alfredo Aceves and second baseman Robinson Cano. Outfielder Melky Cabrera, pitcher Alfredo Aceves and second baseman Robinson Cano. Cops and fans lined the parade route for miles. Experts say that more than two million people lined Broadway. Cops and fans lined the parade route for miles. Experts say that more than two million people lined Broadway. Yankee World Series Most Valuable Player Hediki Matsui with other Yankee players and their families. Yankee World Series Most Valuable Player Hediki Matsui with other Yankee players and their families. Paper thrown from the buildings lining Broadway was ankle-deep in some areas. Paper thrown from the buildings lining Broadway was ankle-deep in some areas. Catcher Francisco Cervelli, perhaps the Yankees' future starting backstop, with Alex Rodriguez. Catcher Francisco Cervelli, perhaps the Yankees' future starting backstop, with Alex Rodriguez.

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