We all know Mike Shannon is a St. Louis legend, and at CBC we are incredibly proud to call him a member of our family. As a world-class athlete, broadcaster, businessman and philanthropist, he exemplifies so many of the characteristics we work to instill in all our graduates.
A graduate of the CBC class of 1957, Mike excelled in baseball, basketball and football as a Cadet and went on to star as a two-sport athlete at the University of Missouri. He is a member of the CBC Alumni Hall of Fame and remains the only athlete to be named Missouri’s Prep Player of the Year for both basketball and football in the same year. He is widely recognized as one of the best prep athletes in the history of our state.
The entire CBC family celebrated as Mike became a World Series champion right here in St. Louis as a member of the Cardinals' 1964 and 1967 championship teams. For more than 40 years, Mike’s unmistakable voice has served as the sound of summer for fans across Cardinal Nation. We count ourselves lucky to share in the wit and baseball wisdom that he brings to Cardinal broadcasts. Quite simply, he is one of the very best.
On April 29, 2015 we honored Mike's career and his long-time commitment to CBC by naming our baseball facility in his honor.