15 Mike Shannon moments to explain why he should be a Hall of Famer

From big-time games to goofing around with his broadcast partner, Mike Shannon has made some memorable moments throughout his radio career.

Sam Masterson
December 11, 2019 - 7:14 am

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - For nearly 50 years Mike Shannon has been the Voice of the St. Louis Cardinals and on Wednesday he could finally get his call to Cooperstown. MLB will announce the winner of the 2020 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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The announcement will happen at the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego. Shannon is a finalist along with Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione, French announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays Jacques Doucet, radio play-by-play announcer for the Cleveland Indians Tom Hamilton, former Chicago White Sox announcer Ken Harrelson, radio play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs Pat Hughes, former Boston Red Sox broadcaster Ned Martin, Shannon and long-time MLB broadcaster Dewayne Staats.

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From Albert Pujols blasts, to Bob Forsch no hitters and cracking jokes about opposing players, here are some of the best moments of Mike Shannon's KMOX career: 

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