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January 13, 2014

Cardinals sign Mike Shannon to multi-year contract extension

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Ol' Abners going to do it again and again and again over the next several years.

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday morning that longtime broadcaster Mike Shannon has signed a multi-year contract extension to continue to call the team's games with play-by-play man John Rooney.

Shannon, who has been behind the microphone at KMOX radio since 1972, will scale back his schedule a bit, staying home for about 50 road games during the 2014 season. Rick Horton and Al Hrabosky will sit in for Shannon for those games as they did last year when the veteran broadcaster missed time following heart surgery.

"Mike's voice has become the soundtrack for St. Louis baseball," Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III said. "We are very fortunate to have him leading this very talented broadcast team on America's Sports Voice."

According to the announcement, Shannon will continue to host pre-game and post-game shows on Cardinals game days and radio call-in segments.

Shannon played for the Cardinals from 1962-70 including the 1968 National League champions and the 1964 and 1967 World Series championship clubs. He moved to the booth to join Hall of Fame announcer Jack Buck in the booth following his retirement from playing.

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Scott Wuerz has reported for the Belleville News-Democrat since 1998​. He writes about the St. Louis Cardinals from a fan's perspective in his Cheap Seats blog.

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