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What Will Cubs Ticker Tape Parade Be Like? Check Out This Video From 1932

By DNAinfo Staff | November 3, 2016 5:06am

CHICAGO — After the Cubs World Series win, a ticker tape parade is gonna happen.

It's been a long time coming.

In 1932 the city honored the team with a ticker tape parade on LaSalle Street attended by throngs of adoring fans. That year, the team won 90 games, and went to its second World Series in four years.

A video was shot of the parade from the Illinois High School Association office on the fifth floor of the Lumber Exchange building, according to an introduction on YouTube.

The parade featured marching bands, marshals carrying American flags and convertibles carrying players and other dignitaries.

And lots of ticker tape.

But in the World Series, the team faced the New York Yankees. That was the year of Babe Ruth's infamous "called shot" home run — and the Cubs lost.

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