"Survivor" Contestant, Phillies Pitcher Wed

Second pairing of a Phillies pitcher and a "Survivor" contestant

By Greg Wilson
|  Monday, Nov 15, 2010  |  Updated 10:02 AM CDT
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Phillies righthander Kyle Kendrick shares his first dance with his new wife, three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephenie LaGrossa.

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Phillies pitchers sure like their "Survivor" gals.

Righthander Kyle Kendrick got three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephenie LaGrossa to say "I do," joining rotation mate Cole Hamels as a spouse of one-time contestants of the show. Hamels is married to Heidi Strobel, who competed in season six.

Kendrick and LaGrossa tied the knot Saturday in Napa Valley, according to People magazine.

"I never thought there was 'the one,' but now I believe it," LaGrossa, 30, told the magazine. "He's what I needed my whole life and I'm so glad I finally found him."

The couple exchanged rings and vows in an outdoor ceremony in front of 105 guests at the Silverado Resort. The bride wore a dress by Priscilla of Boston and the groom a Hugo Boss tuxedo.

"They're absolutely wild about each other," wedding planner Joannie Liss told the magazine. "They are so in love. They couldn't wait to get married."

The newlyweds' first dance was to Brad Paisley's "Then" before tucking into a chocolate cake in the shape of a baseball and mitt.

The pair met during the 2008 season, but didn't begin dating until they found themselves togeter on the team's float during the World Series parade later that year. They got engaged during the All-Star break in 2009, with Kendrick popping the question on an Atlantic City beach, according to their wedding website.

Kendrick, 26, posted an 11-10 record for the Phillies this year. The Houston native has struggled since his stellar rookie season in 2007, when he went 1--4 with a 3.87 ERA.

LaGrossa is one of the owners of GIGI Restaurant & Lounge in Old City Philadelphia.

Selected Reading: People, Baseball-Reference, The Daily Philadelphian.

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