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Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images
Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images

Don’t Expect to Hear Mike Shannon & John Rooney for World Series Games

If the St. Louis Cardinals are fortunate enough to make it to the World Series, don’t expect to hear Mike Shannon and John Rooney do the play-by-play on radio. With the exception of the Cardinals flagship station, KMOX, stations on the St. Louis Cardinal Baseball Network will be forced to carry the ESPN Radio broadcast of the World Series games with Dan Shulman and John Kruk.

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Fox Sports Midwest Girls
Jeff Dorsey

One of the Fox Sports Midwest TV Girls is From Quincy

Back on July 17 I had the honor of being invited to attend St. Louis Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon's 75th birthday party. The event was held at Shannon's Restaurant in downtown St. Louis. Upon arrival, there was a huge birthday card for all to sign next to the steps leading up to the restaurant. On the other side was a Budweiser Clydesdale. For a fleeting moment I actually felt "small."

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Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images
Mike Shannon/Elsa, Getty Images

Happy Birthday, Mike Shannon – Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Mike

Happy birthday to Cardinal broadcaster Mike Shannon, who turns 75 today. If you have listened to St. Louis Cardinal baseball since 1962, you have heard about him playing for the Redbirds or have heard him broadcasting the Cardinal games. Here are some interesting facts about Mike that you may not know.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Where Did the Saying ‘Can of Corn’ Come From in Baseball?

The Annual Wild Game Cook Off is coming up on May 3 at the Ridge View Winery in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. They will be cooking things like Squirrel in a crock pot, Beaver Burgers, Elk Roast, Turtle Stew, Deer Sausage, and God knows what else. It got me to thinking about the pioneer days when people actually ate those foods on a daily basis. They did it for survival. 

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Mike Shannon at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy
Jeff Dorsey

Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon Talks Baseball With Quincy Veterans

If you ever get the chance to meet St. Louis Cardinal Broadcaster Mike Shannon, you will immediately find him to be a warm and sincere man who has compassion for others. Such was the case again today when Mike and I went to the Illinois Veteran's Home to visit with the residents and workers there.

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Elsa,Getty Images
Elsa,Getty Images

Mike Shannon Inks a Multi Year Contract Extension With the Cardinals

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.  

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Eric Nadel/ MLB
Eric Nadel/ MLB

Texas Ranger’s Voice, Eric Nadel Wins the Ford C. Frick Award

Eric Nadel, who has spent the past 35 years as the voice of the Texas Rangers, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Mike Shannon, Getty Images
Mike Shannon, Getty Images

Mike Shannon Nominated for the Ford C. Frick Award

Ten of the National Pastime’s iconic voices have been named as the finalists, including St. Louis Cardinal broadcaster, Mike Shannon, for the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Mike Shannon, Getty images
Mike Shannon, Getty images

What? No Mike Shannon or John Rooney for the World Series?

Do the rest of you feel like I do in that I would like to listen to Mike Shannon and John Rooney do the play-by-play for the World Series on radio instead of Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser of ESPN Radio? All due respect to the ESPN guys, but they don't know squat about the St

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Doug Benc, Getty Images
Doug Benc, Getty Images

#45 Bob Gibson Pitched a Gem 45 Years Ago

It was one of the greatest pitching performances in World Series history and it happened 45 years ago today as Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals struck out 17 Detroit Tiger batters in Game One of the World Series in St. Louis.

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