Thomas Michael Shannon
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- School University of Missouri
- High School Christian Brothers College High School
- Debut September 11, 1962
- Final Game August 12, 1970
- Born July 15, 1939 in St. Louis, MO USA
Mike Shannon has worked as a broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1972]. Before that, he was a third baseman and outfielder for the team from 1962 to 1970, including for their three appearances in the World Series during the 1960s, in 1964, 1967 and 1968.
Bob James pointed out in one of his Baseball Abstracts that Shannon was one of a very small number of outfielders to make a successful transition to third base. Until 1966, he played exclusively in the outfield (except for a handful of games at catcher), then starting in 1967, he was almost exclusively a third baseman. While many teams have pushed an outfielder to make such a transition, usually to have an extra bat in the line-up, it is very rare that it works successfully.
- Mike Shannon (as told to Al Doyle): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, December 2003, pp. 78-81.