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Friday, January 15, 2021

Longtime St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon will retire after 2021 season

Mike Shannon’s 50th season calling radio broadcasts for the St. Louis Cardinals will apparently be his last.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dan Caesar reports that Shannon, 81, will close out his broadcasting career with the 2021 season. Beginning in 1972, the longtime announcer began calling games on KMOX with legendary play-by-play man Jack Buck following a nine-year playing career with the Cardinals….

Altogether, Shannon will have spent 63 years with the St. Louis organization. Prior to joining the Cardinals’ radio broadcast team, he worked in the team’s front office for one year as assistant director of promotions and sales.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 15, 2021 at 11:09 AM | 8 comment(s)
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