Cardinals broadcaster, World Series Champion Mike Shannon dies
ST. LOUIS — Mike Shannon, two-time World Series winner and longtime broadcaster of the St. Louis Cardinals, has died. He was 83.
The Cardinals said he died in St. Louis on Saturday night. The team gave no information on the cause of death.
“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 Sunday .
Shannon spent 50 years in the broadcast booth from 1972. This was followed by a brief stint in the front office and a nine-year playing career with his hometown team, the first two seasons with future Hall of Famer Stan Musial.
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 another World Series.
Affectionately nicknamed “The Moon Man” to the St. Louis fans who listened to his colorful stories in the dressing room, Shannon retired after the 2021 season.
Shannon is survived by his second wife, two sons, three daughters, 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.