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11/10/09

Our Phillies Connection: Baseball Starts and Ends at West Laurel Hill

West Laurel Hill Cemetery

West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel Hill Cemetery and Bringhurst and Turner Funeral Homes join the Philadelphia community in celebrating the Phillies successful season! West Laurel Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of several notable baseball pioneers. Al Reach was the first professional player ever employed in Philadelphia, and later became owner and president of the Philadelphia Phillies. Benjamin Shibe was a baseball manufacturer and president of the Philadelphia Athletics. The "Father of Base Ball," Harry Wright introduced many innovations into the game of baseball, and organized the first fully professional team, and managed the Phillies for a time. Our sister cemetery, Laurel Hill, is the final resting place for long-time Phillies broadcaster, Harry Kalas.

The love of baseball and the Phillies can be found throughout town, and even in cemeteries. Phillies memorabilia can be found decorating graves, as fans celebrate by remembering their loved ones who shared a passion for the Phillies. Special urns like this are available to baseball fans who want their final resting place to be associated with their favorite team.

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