Mike Shannon is one of the most beloved figures in St. Louis Cardinals history.
Shannon was part of the Cardinals World Series championship teams in 1964 and 1967.
After his career ended, he became a radio broadcaster and served in that role for 50 years until he retired at the end of the 2021 season.
Earlier this season, Shannon passed away at the age of 83.
The Cardinals have honored him with various tributes this year, remembering everything he did as a player and a broadcaster.
On Tuesday night, Shannon’s family was in attendance at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals took on the Miami Marlins.
On Twitter, the Cardinals posted a video of the tribute, which showed his family being escorted onto the field and greeted by several members of the organization.
It was an honor to have the family of the late Mike Shannon at Busch Stadium prior to tonight's game.
We love and miss you, Mike. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8IWHMCN2cK
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 19, 2023
This is certainly a touching tribute.
Shannon was a beloved figure in St. Louis.
Though not a household name as a player, he quickly won over the hearts of fans as a broadcaster.
His home run calls were some of the most energetic of all time.
Whenever a Cardinals player hit a long fly ball, Shannon would shout, “Get up baby!”
He did that for 50 years as the Cardinals’ lead radio announcer.
Shannon even worked alongside the great Jack Buck during his career.
The famous broadcaster’s family was welcomed with open arms, and the bases used for Tuesday’s game featured some famous quotes from Shannon during his 50-year tenure behind the microphone.
The Cardinals and their fans will never forget what Shannon meant to the city of St. Louis and the organization.NEXT: Nolan Arenado Sent Cardinals Fans Home Happy On Tuesday