Mike Shannon

Celebrating 50 Years in the Broadcast Booth
Mike Shannon Celebrating 50 Years in the Broadcast Booth

Thursday, September 30: Kick off the celebration with a post-game party in Mike's honor following the Cards-Brewers day game at the Together Credit Union Plaza, featuring DJ Todd Thomas, Team Fredbird and more!

Sunday, October 3: The Cardinals and Budweiser will culminate their season-long campaign honoring Mike's 50 years behind the microphone with a pregame ceremony featuring special guests. Plus, 20,000 fans, ages 16 and up, will receive a t-shirt, courtesy of Phillips 66, honoring Mike’s fabled career.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced a season-long campaign to honor radio broadcaster Mike Shannon throughout his 50th and final season in the broadcast booth. Shannon, who joined the team's radio broadcast in 1972 after nine seasons playing for the Cardinals and serving one year in the organization's front office, previously announced his retirement after the 2021 season. He is scheduled to call approximately 50 Cardinals home games this season.

"Mike Shannon has served as the voice of the Cardinals on the radio for generations of Cardinals fans and few announcers in the history of baseball have equaled his longevity in the booth," said Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III. "As he begins his final season behind the microphone, we are honored to congratulate him on his remarkable career and join with all of Cardinal Nation to express our appreciation for what he has meant to baseball in St. Louis."

The celebration of Shannon's career will also include a Mike Shannon promotional giveaway for fans attending the final regular season home game on Sunday, October 3rd, display cases of Shannon memorabilia from his playing and broadcasting career inside of Cardinals Nation Restaurant, and more.