Mercer County, New Jersey family is full of Phillies pride

Erin and Chris Wetzel have five children named after Phillies players: Chase, Shane, Reese, Alice Harper, and Bryce.

HAMILTON, NJ (WPVI) — So many Phillies loyalists are claiming “superfan” status right now, but the Wetzel family of Hamilton, New Jersey could win the title.

Erin and Chris Wetzel have five children, all named after Phillies players: Chase, Shane, Reese, Alice Harper, and Bryce.

Such is their devotion: They went to a game just before Erin gave birth to her oldest.

“When we were expecting Chase, she was 38 weeks pregnant,” Chris said. “We came to the game and my family said, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?'”

Chris says the hospital was in Philadelphia so they were willing to take the risk.

It’s no surprise that their first date was at a Phillies game.

Their wedding was all about the Phillies: from the cake to a red-decorated bridal shower with bats.

“Since we spent so much time at Phillies games, we decided to have a Phillies-style wedding,” said Erin. “The tables were named after players, we had tickets for the place cards and we made rally towels as favors.”

Erin was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 23 weeks pregnant with Bryce last November.

She believes her little miracle brought good luck to the Phillies and hopes that good luck continues.

The best news is that after 16 rounds of chemotherapy and a double mastectomy, Erin is cancer free.

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