Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Thomas Michael "Mike" Shannon
To Thomas and Elizabeth (Richardson) Shannon
Married to Judith Ann Bufe on February 7, 1959
Father to Thomas Michael Jr., Timothy, Patricia, Margaret, Daniel and Erin
Graduated from Christian Brothers College High School in 1957
Quarterback for the Missouri Tigers before leaving to pursue a career in baseball
Signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1958
Made his major league debut for the St. Louis Cardinals on September 11, 1962
Unselfishly moved from right field to third base in 1967 to make room for Roger Maris
Three World Series appearances, 1964, '67 and '68
Two time World Series Champion, 1964 and '67
Hit a game-tying two-run homer off Whitey Ford in Game 1 of the 1964 World Series against the New York Yankees
In Game 3 of the 1967 World Series against the Boston Red Sox, hit a key home run off Gary Bell
His home run against Mickey Lolich in the 1968 World Series was the only home run Lolich allowed in the series
Hit the last home run in the original Busch Stadium (Sportsman's Park) in 1966
Joined the Cardinals' promotional staff in 1971, moved to the team's radio booth the following year
For almost three decades was paired with Hall of Fame announcer Jack Buck on KMOX Radio Received an Emmy award for his work on Cardinal broadcasts in 1985
Following Buck's death in 2002, was named the team's lead radio voice
Elected to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1999
Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
Erected 2013 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is July 15, 1939.
Location. 37° 7.238′ N, 93° 13.011′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from East Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60. Marker is outside the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil (here, next to this marker); Anthony "Tony" La Russa (here, next to this marker); William Charles "Bill" Virdon (here, next to this marker); Edwin T. "Ned" Reynolds (here, next to this marker); John V. "Pete" AdkinsCoach Norm Stewart (here, next to this marker); John Kadlec (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Mary Jo Wynn (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . Mike Shannon on Wikipedia. On January 20, 2021, Shannon announced his retirement from broadcasting, saying 2021 (his 50th broadcast year) would be his last. (Submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.