Braves announce plans for Friday's World Series championship parade

AP photo by Rita Harper / Atlanta Braves fans celebrate near Truist Park on Tuesday night after the team wrapped up its first World Series title since 1995 by beating the Houston Astros on the road.

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will give a nod to their past - both distant and more recent - as well as their present with a two-part parade Friday celebrating the franchise's first World Series title in 26 years.

The Braves beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night, wrapping up Major League Baseball's best-of-seven championship series with a game to spare in Houston.

Friday's procession will start at noon at Woodruff Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta, not far from their former homes at Turner Field and Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

The team will be feted for about two miles along the city's most famous thoroughfare, Peachtree Street, before being escorted to its current home in suburban Cobb County to resume the parade for another mile at approximately 2 p.m..

The celebration will conclude with a free concert featuring Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Big Boi at Truist Park, which opened in 2017 and is about 12 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.