Mike Shannon has been a part of the St. Louis Cardinals organization for 53 years. He played in the big leagues for St. Louis from 1962 to 1970, manning third base and the outfield as a role player for some good clubs. Shannon couldn’t stay away from the Cardinals, though. He returned to the St. Louis as a member of the promotional staff in 1971 and then made the switch to the broadcast booth in 1972. Since then, he has become an iconic figure in the city as the voice of the Cardinals, narrating the summers of young boys for generations. Shannon also owns Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood, a restaurant in St. Louis.
Shannon was honored as the Media Person of the Year by the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis Wednesday. Even in a forgettable season for the Redbirds, Shannon delivered great work in the booth. And in these final days of the season, it’s still worth it to tune in for Mike Shannon’s voice and the last sounds of baseball this year for the Cards.