Boston Red Sox Defeat St. Louis Cardinals, Win World Series 2013, Fans Celebrate PHOTOS

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The Red Sox were just one out from clinching the World Series with a seemingly insurmountable 6-1 lead but a history of heartbreak had taught Bostonians that nothing can be taken for granted in baseball.

The Red Sox were just one out from clinching the World Series with a seemingly insurmountable 6-1 lead but a history of heartbreak had taught Bostonians that nothing can be taken for granted in baseball.

They need not have worried. The unmistakable thud of the ball pounding into the glove was all it took for 95 years of anguish of not winning at home to disappear and trigger one of the wildest parties seen in New England

"I knew this was going to be a special year," said Boston slugger David Ortiz, the outstanding player of a best-of-seven series won 4-2 by the Red Sox.

Boston erupted in emotional celebration, a little over six months after the city was left in a state of shock following the deadly marathon bombings.

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