by The Clothes Doctor

A “Win-Win” Situation

The 2014 Baseball season is well underway, and “Cardinal Nation” is listening to Mike Shannon in his 42nd season on the Cardinal Radio Network.

It seems like yesterday (1964) when I watched my first world series game at Sportsman Park. That day Mike Shannon hit a game tying 2 run homer off Whitey Ford as the Redbirds went on to beat the New York Yankees in 7 games, and win the 1964 World Series.


Mike Shannon, St. Louis Cardinals

Many years later a devastating fire at the Shannon Home Damaged his collection of autographed jerseys- jerseys from Wayne Gretzke, Mike Schmidt, Bob Gibson, Ozzie Smith, and many, many more. We were able to restore about 80% of the collection. I later discovered Mr. Shannon was donating many of the jerseys to be sold at a charity auction. This act of giving made the restoration job feel much more rewarding. The fire loss, through disastrous did not deter Mr. Shannon from giving back to the St. Louis Community. Mike is a “class act” and a great representative of the St. Louis Cardinals, exhibiting a “win-win” attitude, regardless of circumstances.

The Clothes Doctor
About The Clothes Doctor
Ken Rimell, co-owner of Marquard’s, is The Clothes Doctor. With over 46 years’ experience in dry cleaning and spot removal, Ken has preserved many wedding gowns, christening gowns and heirloom dresses; some of which are estimated to be over 100 years old. Ken speaks nationally on restoration and textile dry cleaning, discussing how to handle the emotional dynamics of restoration. He has also been a continuing education instructor since 1999. Ken is a past or present member of the National Dry Cleaners Association, the International Fabric Care Association, Mid-America Fabric Care Association and the Alliance of Professional Restoration Dry Cleaners. "I am here at Marquard’s to answer your questions about keeping your fine garments and household linens looking exceptional! Please bring your problem garments, your unusual stains or any other dry cleaning questions to me." – Ken

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A “Win-Win” Situation