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.
Mike reflects on his favorite players and calls from his career.