Thursday, September 15, 2011

Phillies Mural Design

Today the Phillies teamed with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to release the design of a new mural celebrating the history of the oldest, continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional sports.

Towering nearly eight stories high, The Phillies Mural will be at 200 South 24th Street in Center City facing the Schuylkill River and I-76 Schuylkill Expressway. The mural's planned completion target is next year.

The featured subjects in 3,750 square-foot design include (listed from top left to right): Brad Lidge, Charlie Manuel, Mitch Williams, Cole Hamels, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Larry Bowa, Darren Daulton, Dallas Green, Tug McGraw, Ed Delahanty, Mike Schmidt, Ryan Howard, Chuck Klein, Tony Taylor, Dick Allen, Shibe Park, Jim Bunning, Veterans Stadium, Roy Halladay, Citizens Bank Park, Robin Roberts, Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Steve Carlton, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, and the Phillie Phanatic. In addition, they have announced there is space for one more player - to be chosen by fans via online voting. John Kruk? Pete Rose? Juan Samuel?

If it isn't obvious, I think it is great the Phils are including Richard Anthony Allen in this awesome mural. Regardless of what the Baseball Hall of Fame voters may think about his career -- in my mind he is easily one of the top ten players in Phillies history. From the looks of the mural design image, it looks like they are planning on using this photo of DA from this 1976 home game against the Reds for his portion of the mural.


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