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Edinson Volquez

Kansas City throws a party to celebrate Royals' championship

The world champion Kansas City Royals basked in the adulation of hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans in a parade and rally Tuesday that nearly shut down downtown for hours.

After driving a 2.3-mile route in a caravan, team owner David Glass, manager Ned Yost and several of the Royals returned the love by telling fans they could not have captured the World Series without their support and calling the turnout for Tuesday's celebration "unbelievable" and "amazing."

City officials estimated Tuesday that 500,000 people attended the events.

"This is a day like none of us have seen before and we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts,"...