Happy 75th, Mike Shannon!

Bob Starr, Jack Buck and Mike Shannon (KMOX file photo)
Bob Starr, Jack Buck and Mike Shannon Bob Starr, Jack Buck and Mike Shannon (KMOX file photo)
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (R) jokes with former Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter during a retirement party for Carpenter in St. Louis on January 17, 2014. Carpenter pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals during his 15 year major league career. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Retirement party for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (R) jokes with former Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter during a retirement party for Carpenter in St. Louis on January 17, 2014. Carpenter pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals during his 15 year major league career. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Mike Shannon and Jack Buck (Courtesy: Bill Greenblatt/UPI)
Shannon and Buck Mike Shannon and Jack Buck (Courtesy: Bill Greenblatt/UPI)
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (R) shows broadcast partner Mike Clayborn that he can Tweet about the team's away game while in his restaurant in Edwardsville, Illinois on July 31, 2013. Shannon has taken over the team's social media site and is making comments about the team's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates as they play.     UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon takes over team's Twitter account to report on baseball game St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (R) shows broadcast partner Mike Clayborn that he can Tweet about the team's away game while in his restaurant in Edwardsville, Illinois on July 31, 2013. Shannon has taken over the team's social media site and is making comments about the team's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates as they play. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Mike Shannon (Courtesy: Bill Greenblatt/UPI)
Mike Shannon Mike Shannon (Courtesy: Bill Greenblatt/UPI)
Mike Shannon sit in the outfield bullpen Feb. 25, 2012 during  the St. Louis Cardinals game against the Houston Astros at Roger Dean Stadium.  (Getty/Scott Rovak)
MLB Spring Training: Houston Astros at St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Shannon sit in the outfield bullpen Feb. 25, 2012 during the St. Louis Cardinals game against the Houston Astros at Roger Dean Stadium. (Getty/Scott Rovak)
Mike Shannon sit in the outfield bullpen Feb. 25, 2012 during the St. Louis Cardinals game against the Houston Astros at Roger Dean Stadium. (Getty/Scott Rovak)
Stan Musial (left) and Mike Shannon (Courtesy: Bill Greenblatt/UPI)
Stan Musial and Mike Shannon Stan Musial (left) and Mike Shannon (Courtesy: Bill Greenblatt/UPI)
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (L) and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Lou Brock are introduced before a first pitch ceremony prior to Game 5 of the National League Championship Series betwen the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 19, 2012.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt
National League Championship Series Game 5 in St. Louis St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (L) and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Lou Brock are introduced before a first pitch ceremony prior to Game 5 of the National League Championship Series betwen the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 19, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Mike Shannon's 1994 KMOX headshot.
mike_shannon_1994 Mike Shannon's 1994 KMOX headshot.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
National League Championship Series Game 5 in St. Louis
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon waves to the crowd as he is introduced to throw a ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 19, 2012. San Francisco won the game 5-0. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon talks with fans during the team's Winter Warm Up in St. Louis on January 15, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm Up St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon talks with fans during the team's Winter Warm Up in St. Louis on January 15, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Former St. Louis Cardinals player turned broadcaster Mike Shannon, shown in this August 28, 2011 photograph at Busch Stadium in St. Louis,  has been selected one of ten finalists for the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon is finalist for the Ford C. Frick Award
Former St. Louis Cardinals player, turned broadcaster Mike Shannon, shown in this August 28, 2011 photograph at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, has been selected one of ten finalist for the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award, announced on October 5, 2011. The winner of the 2012 Frick Award will be announced on December 6th at the Baseball Winter Meetings and honored during Hall of Fame Weekend, July 20-23, 2012 in Cooperstown UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Former St. Louis Cardinals player turned broadcaster Mike Shannon, shown in this August 28, 2011 photograph at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, has been selected one of ten finalists for the 2013 Ford C. Frick Award. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt
Florida Marlins vs St. Louis Cardinals
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (L) presents St. Louis Cardinals broadcast Mike Shannon with a ceremonial cane as a new member of the Missouri Squires before a game against the Florida Marlins at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 19, 2010. The Squires are limited to 100 living members who have achieved greatness in their community, the State of Missouri or on a national level. UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt
UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt
KMOX file photo
Mike Shannon KMOX file photo
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (R) poses for a photograph with long-time broadcaster Dick Enberg before a game between the San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 2, 2011.      UPI/Bill Greenblatt
San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (R) poses for a photograph with long-time broadcaster Dick Enberg before a game between the San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 2, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon looks over Busch Stadium on Opening Day against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on March 31, 2011. Shannon, a former Cardinals player, begins his 40th year from behind the microphone.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warmup
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon greets the fans during the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warmup at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in downtown St. Louis on January 15, 2011. The three day event allows fans to get up close to their favorite present, past and future Cardinals heros. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Mike Shannon and Red Schoendienst at Cardinals Spring Training 2014. (Photo by Ben Boyd, KMOX)
Mike Shannon, Red Schoendienst Mike Shannon and Red Schoendienst at Cardinals Spring Training 2014. (Photo by Ben Boyd, KMOX)
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon proudly shows off his new restaurant Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood, following a ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown St. Louis on February 9, 2006. The new 9000 square-foot restaurant with five private dining rooms and an abundance of baseball memorabilia, is a flyball away from the new Busch Stadium, replacing the original location where Shannon was for 20 years.  (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
MIKE SHANNON OPENS NEW RESTURANT St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon proudly shows off his new restaurant Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood, following a ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown St. Louis on February 9, 2006. The new 9000 square-foot restaurant with five private dining rooms and an abundance of baseball memorabilia, is a flyball away from the new Busch Stadium, replacing the original location where Shannon was for 20 years. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon shows off a specially made Budwesier bottle with his picture as he celebrates his 75th birthday with family and friends at Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon celebrates 75th birthday St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon shows off a specially made Budwesier bottle with his picture as he celebrates his 75th birthday with family and friends at Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (L) greets Missouri Governor Jay Nixon as Shannon celebrates his 75th birthday with family and friends at Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon celebrates 75th birthday St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (L) greets Missouri Governor Jay Nixon as Shannon celebrates his 75th birthday with family and friends at Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon prepares to cut his birthday cake as he celebrates his 75th birthday with family and friends at Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon celebrates 75th birthday St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon prepares to cut his birthday cake as he celebrates his 75th birthday with family and friends at Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon holds up a street sign presented to him by the City of St. Louis as he celebrates his 75th birthday with family and friends at Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. The City of St. Louis has renamed a section of street outside of his restuarant "Shannon's Way."UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon celebrates 75th birthday St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon holds up a street sign presented to him by the City of St. Louis as he celebrates his 75th birthday with family and friends at Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. The City of St. Louis has renamed a section of street outside of his restuarant "Shannon's Way."UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (R) greets former Cardinals pitcher John Costello and other guests to Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood as he celebrates his 75th birthday in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon celebrates 75th birthday St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon (R) greets former Cardinals pitcher John Costello and other guests to Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood as he celebrates his 75th birthday in St. Louis on July 17, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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