Mike Shannon’s wife of 48 years has died. The news came as a shock to fans. Shannon and his wife, Judy Ann (Bufe), had been married for 48 years. Mike took periodic leaves from his broadcasting job to care for his wife. The couple had six children and 14 grandchildren. They also had three great-grandchildren.
Lori Bergman Shannon is a successful businesswoman. She owns a travel business, which she runs with her husband. Shannon is a CEO with a large fortune. Mike Shannon, 82 years old, was born July 15, 1939. Lori and Mike live in Quincy, Illinois. Shannon has six children from previous marriages. The names of their children have not been revealed by the couple.
Mike Shannon is a former baseball player and has a long history of playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. In fact, he was a member of three Cardinals World Series teams. He was a member for more than 50 years. His family includes a prosecuting attorney and a police officer.
Shannon is a native of South St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Christian Brothers College High School, in 1957. He was a three-sport athlete, earning all-state honors in baseball and football. After college, Shannon decided to pursue a career in baseball and signed with St. Louis Cardinals GM Bing Devine. However, he thought he would be a better football player.
Shannon was married and hosted a sports chat program after Cardinal games. His career as a baseball broadcaster spanned more than fifty years, and he has been the team’s voice since 1964. He has been named Sportscaster of the Year twice and led the Cardinals to two World Series championships. Next year, Shannon will be replaced in the radio booth by Rick Horton.