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Mike Shannon has signed off (¡Viva el Moon Man!)

Get up, baby!

Cardinal Broadcasters

I am gonna miss Mike Shannon.

Shannon was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the Cardinals in 1962 at the age of 22, played with the team for nine seasons and he remained in the Cardinals organization ever since. Sixty years of his life he has represented the Birds on the Bat and probably will continue to, even though no longer officially. He seemed to love his job and love the S. Louis Cardinals — he would have to in order to keep doing it for fifty years, right? Mike Shannon is St. Louis through and through and we listeners could tell he was proud of it.

There is so much more to say about the Moon Man, but I think I’ll let him speak for himself.