PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Chicago celebrates Jackie Robinson West

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Jackie Robinson West, the best Little League team in the country. (Mike Singer)

Chicago's Jackie Robinson West team came up short in the Little League World Series finals against Seoul, South Korea, but that didn't stop the city from honoring the U.S. champs on Wednesday.

The parade route worked its way down Halsted Street ...

And ended at Millennium Park in the Loop, where adoring throngs awaited them ...

White Sox executive VP Kenny Williams was on hand to give a rousing speech ...

Williams also awarded JRW coach Darold Butler with a Sox jersey signed by the entire team.

The Sox gave the team a signed jersey with Robinson's number. (Mike Singer)

Here's sparkplug Darion Radcliff showing some love to pitcher Marquis Jackson:

Jackie Robinson West had a lot to celebrate. (Mike Singer)

And JRW even got to hoist the 2005 World Series trophy, courtesy of Williams's White Sox ...

At this point, one might get the impression that Chicago is profoundly proud of JRW and their efforts in the Little League World Series. That's precisely the case.

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