Jackie Robinson West received a heroes welcome Monday as they arrived back in Chicago after an amazing showing in the Little League World Series.
Starting with a water cannon over the plane as they pulled in, courtesy of the Chicago Fire Dept, the team then took a long walk down the ramp to waiting family and friends.
The crowd at Midway airport cheered as the players made their way through to baggage claim then boarded a bus to South Side Field of Dream – where it all started.
The team celebrated there and stood on the bleachers and stared at the adoring crowd.
The mayor’s office announced the details for Wednesday’s parade honoring the players and coaches of Jackie Robinson West.
A neighborhood rally at Jackie Robinson Park will begin at 9 a.m. and the parade will kick off at 10 a.m., traveling from the park to Millennium Park.
The parade route is as follows:
- Northbound on Aberdeen to 105th
- East on 105th to Halsted
- Northbound on Halsted from 105th to 35th Street
- Eastbound on 35th Street to Indiana
- Northbound on Indiana to 31st Street
- Merge onto northbound Michigan Ave.
- Northbound on Michigan Ave to Randolph
Throughout the parade route, fans are encouraged to gather at one of the following locations to show their support to the team.
- 103rd and Halsted
- 95th and Halsted
- 87th and Halsted
- 79th and Halsted
- 63rd and Halsted
- US Cellular Field
The parade will end with a rally at Millennium Park at approximately 11 a.m. No street closures are planned for the parade.