The St. Louis Cardinals today announced that long time broadcaster and former player Mike Shannon has agreed to a multi year contract extension to continue broadcasting St. Louis Cardinal baseball.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Shannon will be beginning his 42nd season behind the microphone for the Cardinals. At the same time of the contract announcement, it was also announced that Shannon will not work some 50 road games this season.

When you combine Shannon's broadcast and playing career, he has worked for the Cardinal organization for 55 years with the upcoming season being his 56th year.