By The Clothes Doctor

A “Win-Win” Situation

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.

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.