Cardinals, Mike Shannon re-up in multiyear deal


CardinalsThe Cardinals and longtime radio broadcaster Mike Shannon have agreed to a multiyear contract that will keep him in the booth well beyond his 42nd season, reports

Shannon, 74, will continue to call games on CBS Radio’s KMOX-AM St. Louis and the Cardinals Radio Network alongside John Rooney for the majority of Cardinals games this season (excluding approximately 50 road games).

“Mike’s voice has become the soundtrack to St. Louis baseball,” Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III said in a statement. “We look forward to having him back in the booth this season and for years to come.”

Shannon will also continue his involvement with pre- and postgame shows, plus call-in segments for KMOX during morning shows throughout the season, and he will host “Live at Shannon’s” after every Tuesday and Friday home game starting 4/11.

This season will mark Shannon’s 56th year with the Cardinals and 42nd in the broadcast booth. He missed part of the 2013 season because of heart surgery, said the story

The native of St. Louis played for the Cardinals from 1962-70, winning two World Series titles and a National League pennant.

“Mike truly is the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals,” John Sheehan, senior vice president-market manager of CBS Radio St. Louis, said in a statement. “We are very fortunate to have him leading this very talented broadcast team on America’s Sports Voice.”

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