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Mike Shannon interviews James "Cool Papa" Bell in 1987.
July 15, 1939: Cardinals catcher and broadaster, Mike Shannon (left), was born on this day in St. Louis.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.