1 August 2015
24th & Walnut Streets
The Phillies Mural. Photo by Steve Weinik.
Phillies fans are known to be passionate and have faithfully supported their team throughout its 132 year history. In celebration of the city’s beloved team, Mural Arts has created a mural that captures the passion of the fans and reflects how the Phillies have been tightly woven into the fabric of Philadelphia’s culture and spirit.
The mural was painted by muralist, and lifetime Phillies fan, David McShane. The design includes players, stadiums, and events from the Phillies’ record-long history as the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional sports. It will highlight the team’s two World Series victories in 1980 and 2008 and features hall-of-fame players, scenes from playoff runs, perfect games, and the Phillies mascot - the Phanatic.
The mural is located along the Schuylkill River at 24th and Walnut Streets and is visible to the thousands of pedestrians on the Walnut Street Bridge and the Schuylkill River Trail, as well as to motorists on the I-76 expressway who pass the location daily.
“The creation of a Phillies themed mural in such a fantastic Center City location will be a tremendous addition to the long list of spectacular murals that already exist throughout our great city,” said Michael Harris, Phillies Marketing Manager. “We have the best and most loyal fans in all of sports.”