Mike Shannon will be broadcasting his 46th season on the Cardinals radio network. Throughout his years as a broadcaster for the Cardinals, Shannon has also made appearances for the Cardinals television broadcasts, including as a pre-game analyst for FSN Midwest. He has also worked with NBC's Baseball Game of the Week and called Cardinals football games on radio.
A St. Louis native, Shannon broke into the big leagues with the Cardinals in 1962 and became the Cardinals regular right fielder during the 1964 World Championship season. During the 1964 Series opener vs. New York, Shannon hit a game-tying, two-run homer off Whitey Ford as St. Louis went on to defeat the Yankees in seven games. In 1967 Shannon was moved to third base to make room for newly acquired right fielder Roger Maris, as the Cardinals went on to win two straight National League pennants in 1967 and '68 as well as the 1967 World Series. His career was cut short by a kidney disease, in 1970. He joined the Cardinals front office in 1971 as assistant director of promotions and sales and entered the broadcast booth in 1972, where he has remained. His many years with the organization give Shannon a unique insight in his commentary. He was honored at the end of the 2007 season for his 50 years of service with the club.
Shannon has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. A gifted athlete, he was a High School All - American football player, and in 1957 was named Missouri Prep Player of the Year in both basketball and football - the only player ever to receive both in the same year. He was named St. Louis Ambassador's 1993 Sportsman of the Year, received the 1985 Emmy for Sports Broadcasting, ST. Louis Chapter and received the Sportscaster of the Year award for the state of Missouri from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) in 2002, 2003, and 2014.
In 1999, Shannon was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his popularity and performance on the air and as a player on the field. In May 2013, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame named Shannon a Missouri Sports Legend, the 26th such honor given. In 2009, he was selected to be a member of the Academy of Missouri Squires and was honored as the St. Louis Press Club Media Person of the Year.
He was 1 of 4 inductees honored at the inaugural Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014.
Mike, 77, resides in Illinois. He, and his late wife, Judy, have six children, 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
John Rooney is in his 12th of broadcasting Cardinals games. Rooney, a Richmond, Mo. native, came to St. Louis from the Chicago White Sox where he spent 18 years (1988-2005) - one in TV and 17 seasons following in the radio booth. The Cardinals World Championship crown in 2006 gave John the privilege of working with the World Champion team in back-to-back seasons, following the White Sox win in 2005.
Rooney, 61, called his first major league game in 1983 with Shannon and Hall of Fame Broadcaster Jack Buck during a three-game series between the Cardinals and host Cincinnati Reds. He began his baseball broadcasting career at the class AAA level, spending the 1981-82 seasons with the Oklahoma 89ers and the 1983-84 campaigns with the Louisville Redbirds. John juggled two stints in the 1980's as a sports reporter for KMOX around his baseball broadcasting and serving as the voice of Missouri Tigers football and basketball on radio and TV for 20 seasons. His major league baseball radio assignments have included the Division Series (1995-97, 2002-03), League Championship Series (1987-97), All-Star Games (1990-1998), World Series (1987-97), and the FOX Saturday afternoon "Game of the Week" (1996-98). Over the years Rooney has been an announcer on various college basketball telecasts, including the Big 10, Conference USA, Big East and for the past four seasons has been the Voice of the Missouri Valley Conference telecasts. He has broadcast College Football Bowl Games including the Cotton, Orange, Fiesta, Sun, Independence and Capital One Bowls.
Rooney was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in February 2004. He and his wife, Susan, have two daughters: Colleen and Rachel.
Mike Claiborne will be covering his 34th year of St. Louis sports in 2017. He began his time at KMOX in February of 1981 co-hosting "Sports Open Line." His various duties in St. Louis have consisted of being a color analyst, providing play-by-play, a studio analyst and sideline reporter for St. Louis University Basketball, UM St. Louis Basketball, St. Louis Blues Hockey, St. Louis Rams, Fox Sports Midwest and the St. Louis Cardinals.
This is Mike's 10th year as a part of the radio Cardinals Broadcast team with Mike Shannon and John Rooney. Their work together includes the pregame show, play-by-play and Star of the Game.
Mike currently lives in St. Louis and is the father of two daughters, Taylor and Alyx.
Dan McLaughlin will be entering his 20th year as the play-by-play voice for Cardinals television broadcasts on Fox Sports Midwest. A St. Louis native, McLaughlin called his first major league game at the age of 23 and his work last season earned him an Emmy Award for outstanding play-by-play. His baseball assignments have included the national telecasts of "FOX Saturday Baseball" and ESPN's post-season coverage of College Baseball. Dan has previously filled in on numerous Cardinals radio broadcasts working alongside Mike Shannon and Hall of Fame announcer Jack Buck and he continues to produce daily radio and television features along the Cardinals Network and cardinals.com. He is also the television voice of the St. Louis University Billikens Mens Basketball program.
During the baseball off-season, McLaughlin has worked play by play of "FOX NFL Sunday" as well as calling college football for ESPN and FOX College Sports. For a decade Dan served as the television play-by-play voice for the University of Missouri men's basketball team, as well as ESPN's basketball coverage of the Big East, ACC, Big 12, and Missouri Valley Conference Game of the week. In addition to basketball, McLaughlin has done work as the studio host of St. Louis Blues hockey on both radio and television broadcasts.
A 1996 graduate of Lindenwood University, where he played baseball, Dan began his professional broadcasting career at KMOX Radio and in 2001, he won the A.I.R. Award as St. Louis' best sportscaster. McLaughlin, 43, was inducted into the Vianney High School Hall of Fame in 2005. He also received the prestigious Burnes/Broeg Award from the Missouri Athletic Club for his contributions to the city of St. Louis through sports. Away from the booth, he serves on the boards and is active in numerous local charities including "The Dan McLaughlin Golf Tournament" which has raised nearly 3-million dollars for children with disabilities. He and his wife, Libby, make their home in St. Louis with their son Luke, daughter, Avery, and twins Olivia and Barrett.
Al Hrabosky will be calling games on Cardinals telecasts this year for his 33rd season. It marks his 21st straight-season in his role as color commentator on FSN Midwest. He began working as a commentator on telecasts for the team in 1985 and through the years has worked for Fox Sports Midwest, WB11, Prime and Sportstime cable.
Hrabosky made a smooth transition from one of St. Louis' best-loved athletes, the "Mad Hungarian" of the Cardinals 1970's bullpen, to one of the town's favorite broadcasters. During a 13-year major league career in which he compiled 97 saves and earned Fireman of the Year honors in 1975, Hrabosky already was preparing himself for broadcasting by working as a sportscaster for a St. Louis TV station.
Hrabosky, 67, was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in February 2003. Away from the booth he is active in many charities, including St. Louis Zoo and Angel Arms and in FOX Sports Midwest's work with The Mission Continues. He and his wife, June, reside in St. Louis.
Rick Horton will continue his work as a broadcaster on Cardinals telecasts for a 14th season and will continue to join the radio broadcast team for all road games. He will provide play-by-play and color commentary on FOX Sports Midwest and on KMOX/Cardinals Radio Network. Horton provided color commentary on all KSDK broadcasts during the 2007-2010 seasons, as well as working as a play-by-play announcer & analyst and Cardinals Live pre- and post-game analyst for FOX Sports Midwest. He provided color commentary on KPLR telecasts from 2004-'06. Horton has also filled in on Cardinals Radio Network since 1997.
A former left-handed pitcher for the Cardinals, Rick spent seven years in the Major Leagues, playing for St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Chicago White Sox. He made his Major League debut with the Cardinals in 1984 and participated in the 1985 and 1987 World Series with the Redbirds and won the Series in 1988 while with the Dodgers. Horton was both a starter and relief pitcher for the club and had one of his best years in 1987 when he went 8-3 in 67 games, pitching 125 innings. In 1991, he spent the season as a pitching coach in the Cleveland Indians minor league system.
After retiring from his Major League playing career, Horton remained in the St. Louis area where he has been active in the Greater St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving as the Director of the St. Louis FCA since 1993. Horton has assisted with Baseball Chapel with the Cardinals and he has also worked with the St. Louis Rams football team in leading chapel and Bible studies. He received the National Sportsmanship Award in 2008, the Mid American Emmy Award for Sports Broadcasting in 2011 and he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Horton, 57, and his wife, Ann, reside in St. Louis and have two children; Jen and Drew.
Tim McCarver will be in his 4th year of broadcasting with Fox Sports Midwest as an analyst on select Cardinals telecasts. McCarver worked 28 consecutive MLB postseasons on network television dating back to 1984, providing analysis for a record 23 World Series and 20 All-Star Games. His work earned him three straight Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Sports Event Analyst" (2000-02) and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's 2012 Ford C. Frick Award. McCarver teamed with Joe Buck a record 17 seasons as MLB on FOX's lead national baseball broadcast team. No baseball broadcasting tandem called more World Series (15) and All-Star Games (14).
He began his broadcasting career in 1980 and has the distinction of being the only MLB analyst to have worked for all four major broadcast networks. McCarver caught 12 seasons with the Cardinals and played in two All-Star Games (1966, 1967) three LCS (1976-78) and three World Series (1964, 1967, 1968), winning championships in 1964 and 1967. He also played for Philadelphia, Montreal and Boston.
Four-time major league All-Star Jim Edmonds enters his second season with the Cardinals television broadcast team serving as a game analyst, broadcasting select games alongside play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin. Edmonds will also return for his fifth season as a studio analyst on the Cardinals Live pregame and postgame shows.
An eight-time Gold Glove recipient and four-time All-Star, Edmonds was one of the best outfielders to play centerfield for the Cardinals. He was inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame in the inaugural year of the Hall opening in 2014. Edmonds played parts of 17 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Angels, Cardinals, Padres, Cubs, Brewers and Reds, and holds a career .284 batting average after playing in over 2,000 games. He ended his career just shy of 500 doubles (437), 400 homers (393) and 1,200 RBI (1,199). The bulk of Edmonds career was spent wearing a Cardinals uniform, as he played for eight seasons with St. Louis (2000-07), hitting .285 with 241 home runs and 713 RBI. He helped lead the team to six playoff appearances, including the 2006 World Series Championship, and in 2000 and 2004 finished in the top five in National League MVP voting.
The left-handed hitting Edmonds was known for his highlight reel catches, perhaps none bigger than his diving catch in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series vs. the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium in 2004. One night after Edmonds forced Game 7 with a 12th-inning, two-run, walk-off homer, he snared a line drive in the left-centerfield gap with a diving catch and his back to the plate.
Edmonds, 46, has five children, daughters Lauren, Hayley, Sutton and Aspen and a son, Landon. He and his wife, Meghan, split their time between St. Louis and Orange County, California
Jim Hayes serves as a host and reporter for FOX Sports Midwest, covering the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues for the network’s pregame and postgame shows and live game coverage.
In his 14 years in St. Louis Hayes has become one of the city’s most well-liked sportscasters, known for his wit and interviews with athletes.
Hayes came to FOX Sports in 2000 as a reporter for the Midwest Sports Report and began covering St. Louis-area sports in 2001. He previously worked for WPHL-WB17 in Philadelphia. He was a sports anchor and reporter for two years at WPHL, where he covered hard sports news throughout the region and shined in featuring the ‘lighter side’ of sports.
Prior to working in Philadelphia, Hayes anchored and reported sports at TSM news, a regional news channel serving Delaware, parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Hayes has also served as sports director at Suburban Cable 2 in Wilmington, Del., where he also hosted coaches show for the University of Delaware basketball and football programs.
Hayes is a 1984 graduate of the State University College at Geneseo, N.Y. He was a 2012 Mid-America Emmy winner and has been nominated for several regional Cable Ace and Emmy awards.
Hayes also co-hosts a morning radio show on St. Louis talk station WGNU 920 AM.