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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WINTER WARM UP
New St. Louis Cartdinals broadcaster John Rooney prepares for an interview during the teams Winter Warm Up in St. Louis on January 14, 2006. Rooney was hired to replace Wayne Hagen in the radio booth beginning in the 2006 season. Rooney, a St. Louis native, recently did the play-by-play for the Chicago White Sox. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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John Rooney (born 1954) is an American sportscaster, currently best known for his role as a radio broadcaster for Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals.

A Richmond, Missouri native, Rooney began his broadcast career in the 1970s, doing a number of assignments for various radio stations in Missouri and Oklahoma. In 1980, he began calling play-by-play for the Oklahoma City 89ers, a minor league baseball team, as well as Indianapolis football and basketball. He broadcast for the Louisville Redbirds beginning in 1983.

Rooney broadcast for the Minnesota Twins in the mid-1980s. In 1988, he joined the Chicago White Sox' television crew; the following year he switched to the team's radio booth, where he teamed with Wayne Hagin (1989–1991) and Ed Farmer (1992–2005).

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