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Mike Shannon, Cardinals broadcaster and champion, dead at 83

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ST. LOUIS — Mike Shannon, a two-time World Series winner and longtime St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster, has died.

He was 83.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced his death Sunday.

The team did not cite when he died or the cause of death.


Mike Shannon, a longtime Cardinals broadcaster who won two World Series titles as a player with the team, has died at the age of 83.
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“Mike’s unique connection to Cardinals fans and his teammates was reflected in his unbridled passion for the game, the Cardinals, and the St. Louis community,” Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement.

Shannon spent 50 years in the broadcast booth, starting in 1972.

That followed a short stint in the front office and a nine-year playing career with his hometown team, the first two seasons future Hall of Famer Stan Musial.


Mike Shannon with the Cardinals in 1968.
Mike Shannon with the Cardinals in 1968.
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Mike Shannon of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Boston Red Sox during the 1967 World Series.
Mike Shannon of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Boston Red Sox during the 1967 World Series.
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Shannon was the regular right fielder for the 1964 championship team and moved to third base in 1967, when St. Louis acquired Roger Maris and won the another World Series.

Shannon, affectionately known as “The Moon Man” to St. Louis fans who listened to his colorful tales in the booth, retired after the 2021 season.

Shannon is survived by his second wife, two sons, three daughters, 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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