As soon as the final out was made in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, Larry Hanneke and his crew got to work in St. Louis. Hanneke owns Hanneke’s Logowear, in south St. Louis and his crew started screen printing well over 30,000 T-shirts to be sent up to the Chicago.
“We printed for 18 hours+,” said Hanneke who started printing immediately after the final out late Wednesday night. “I got to go home and sleep for a little while and then back at it this morning (Friday).”
Hanneke’s crew has about 5,000 more shirts to print and ship before his crew can call it quits. When all is said and done, the final tally of shirts will be close to 40,000.
Hanneke is a lifelong Cardinals fan who grew up in Webster Groves. How did he feel when the Cardinals number one rival finally won the World Series?
“I am not a Cubs fan, whatsoever…its just one of those things the business side said we’re printing,” Hanneke continued. “Deep down I was like ‘Oh no, I’m gonna have to hear it from my friends.'”
The licensing agreement that he had in place with Major League Baseball did not include the Cleveland Indians, so Hanneke and his staff of over 30 were standing by at the start of the 7th inning, waiting for the outcome.
Larry Hanneke hopes his next big project to come is an order for St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Champion shirts!