Cardinals broadcaster and World Series champion Mike Shannon dies

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st. LOUIS (AP) — Worlds His two-time series champion and longtime Cardinals broadcaster in St. Louis, Mike Shannon, has died. he was 83 years old.

The Cardinals said he died Saturday night in St. Louis. The team did not give a cause of death.

Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement Sunday, “Mike’s unique connection to Cardinals fans and his teammates is a testament to his unbridled passion for the game, the Cardinals, and the St. Louis community. was reflected.

Shannon spent 50 years in the broadcast booth from 1972. Later, after a brief stint in his office at the front, he played for his hometown team for nine years, his first two seasons being Hall of Famer Stan. He played for Musial. .

Shannon was the regular right fielder on the 1964 championship team and moved to third base in 1967 when St. Louis acquired Roger Maris to win another World Series.

Affectionately known as “The Moon Man” to St. Louis fans who heard his colorful talk at the booth, Shannon 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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