Volume 22, Number 27 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | November 13 - 19, 2009
Downtown Express photos by Milo Hess
More pinstripes for Wall St.
Yankee fans by the hundreds of thousands descended upon Lower Manhattan’s famed Canyon of Heroes Friday to celebrate the team’s 27th World Series win. The Rev. Dr. James Cooper, rector of Trinity Church, blessed the procession as it went by, bottom left. The parade did not seem like old hat to closer and Canyon vet Mariano Rivera, bottom, perhaps the most pivotal player in the Yanks’ last five championships. Top right, Alex Rodriguez enjoyed his first title parade. Many of the old Yankee greats including Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio never got to feel the Canyon thrill after a series win. The Yanks’ first Canyon parade was in 1978 and it was only the sixth one in their history, according to research done by the city in conjunction with the Downtown Alliance, which marks the date of each parade on the Broadway sidewalk. It may be the only accomplishment that the Mets, who first paraded in 1969, achieved before the Bronx Bombers.