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Congratulations Mike Shannon on being nominated for the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award, the highest honor for baseball broadcasters!

Thanks also to Cardinals Nation for all your votes in support of Mike. You showed the baseball world that you Like Mike!

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Mike Shannon at bat, ready to swing.Mike Shannon in the booth.

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For more than four decades, Cardinals fans of all ages have enjoyed some of the most memorable moments in Cardinals history as called by one of the most beloved broadcasters in the team's history.

A hometown boy who has been with the team for more than half a century, Mike Shannon has followed in the footsteps of broadcasting icons Harry Caray and Jack Buck to become an institution in his own right.

Simply put, fans adore Mike Shannon. As the ultimate sign of affection, fans are quick to imitate their favorite Shannon call - from his one-of-a-kind laugh to his trademark calls.

"Get up, baby, get up" "Heh Heh Heh"

"Stee-rike call. Right down central." "Ole Abner has done it again."

The voting has now concluded for the 2012 Ford C. Frick award poll. Thanks to all the "Like Mike" fans that nominated Mike Shannon. The National Baseball Hall of Fame will release the poll results in mid-October.

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