From the archives | Oct. 30 Red Sox finally roll through Boston as champions The day was everything we dreamed of, and more ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff Hundreds of thousands of fans turned out in the streets of Boston to fete the 2004 world champion Red Sox. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The Red Sox rode through the city on "duck boats" as fans cheered them. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Curt Schilling and his teammates revelled in the adoration thrust upon them. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff David Ortiz showed off the World Series trophy to fans along the route. Bill Polo/Globe Staff Some fans turned out early in the morning for spots along the route of a parade that was 86 years in the making.