SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tens of thousands of people dressed in the San Francisco Giants' orange and black colors cheered as players, managers and coaches waved from atop individual convertibles in a ticker-tape parade for the 2012 World Series champions.
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Spectators watched San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith drive a car carrying Giants pitcher Matt Cain, while 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh did the honors for Giant Brandon Belt.
The gold Rolls Royce that manager Bruce Bochy was being driven in broke down and he had to walk the last few blocks.
The parade route covered about 1 1/2 miles, from the foot of the city's main commercial street to City Hall, where the team addressed a crowd that camped overnight to snag a prime viewing spot.
Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong told fans there were two reasons for their success: (1) "We came together. It was about the name on the front, not the name on the back. (2) You fans."
Outfielder Hunter Pence said not enough was said about sacrifice. He said he said to his teammates that "you play for each other."
And Cain told the assemblage, " "Without you guys, we wouldn't be here."
The celebration lasted four hours.
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