Dick Stockton, FOX Sports play-by-play announcer, is retiring after a 55-year TV career.
Dick joined FOX Sports in 1994 and has been with the network ever since, serving as play-by-play announcer for NFL, MLB and college basketball.
“After a fulfilling 55-year career, I’ve decided to step aside, enjoying the many memorable events I’ve been blessed to cover, and ready to enjoy doing more things away from the broadcast booth,” Dick said.
“My 27 years at FOX Sports have been the most rewarding, and my talented production colleagues and a loyal, supportive management have made the experience more pleasurable than I had ever hoped. I wish everyone in my field could work for FOX Sports.
“Working alongside former players and coaches, many of whom are still in the FOX rotation, has been a particular joy. But I feel there is a time to call it a day and allow the many younger broadcasters the chance to develop their careers, just as I had the opportunity years ago.
“I have nothing but indelible memories of being part of the sports landscape for over seven decades and will now sit back and watch the future of sports broadcasting unfold.”
Dick’s resume includes 17 years at CBS Sports and 19 years covering the NBA Playoffs for Turner Sports, in addition to a play-by-play role for TBS’ coverage of MLB postseason.
Stockton also served as Turner Sports’ voice for regular season and NBA playoff games from 1995-2013. He called a total of 617 NBA games, the fourth-most for a play-by-play announcer.
His broadcasting career first took flight in 1965 in local radio and TV in his hometown of Philadelphia, after which he worked his way up to sports director at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.