Center City mural will honor Phillies' history

Center City mural will honor Phillies' history

Center City mural will honor Phillies' history
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies announced a mural design for Center City that celebrates the history of the franchise as part of The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.

The new 3,750 square-foot mural will be located on a building at 24th and Walnut streets. It will stand eight stories high and feature more than 30 players and historical moments. The Phillies, who were christened in 1884, are the oldest, continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in professional sports.

Current Phillies Charlie Manuel, Brad Lidge, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay join droves of former players such as Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Jim Bunning and Larry Bowa on the mural. Additionally, there is space for one more player, who will be chosen by fans via online voting.

Also, there will be numerous community paint days, giving all fans a chance to help with the project. The first public paint day will be on Sept. 18 at Citizens Bank Park, for fans attending that night's game against the Cardinals.