Dick Stockton serves as a play-by-play announcer for select MLB on TBS games. Stockton also served in the same role for the network’s exclusive coverage of the LDS since 2007.
Stockton has worked for Turner Sports as a NBA play-by-play announcer since the 1995-96 season. For the 2009-10 NBA season, he worked several regular season games for TNT’s Thursday night exclusive NBA coverage, as well as a full slate of playoff games.
Stockton’s MLB experience includes calling Boston Red Sox baseball from 1975-78 and Oakland Athletics baseball in San Francisco from 1993-95. From 1990-92 Stockton called Major League Baseball games for CBS, including three American League Championship Series.
In 2001, Stockton received the Curt Gowdy Electronic Media Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame and received a CableAce nomination in 1997 for his Sports play-by-play work on TNT’s NBA coverage.
Stockton has spent 14 years as an NFL play-by-play announcer for FOX. He also served as a play-by-play announcer during FOX’s first NHL season in 1996.
Stockton has more than 40 years of experience as a professional broadcaster. He worked at CBS from 1978-94, calling NFL games and hosting “CBS Sports Spectacular” until 1980. In addition to his NFL work, he was CBS’ lead NBA announcer from 1982-90, working with NBA analyst Hubie Brown. Other CBS assignments included the Pan American Games; World Figure Skating Championships; boxing, swimming and diving, and alpine skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France; and speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Stockton also called NCAA basketball games, including the first two rounds of the 1995 NCAA basketball tournament.
Stockton’s broadcasting career began in 1965 at KYW Radio and KYW-TV in Philadelphia. During this time he also called NFL and NCAA basketball games for NBC.
Born in Philadelphia, Stockton received a degree in political science from Syracuse University in 1964.
Stockton is married to ESPN/ABC reporter and former Boston Globe writer, Lesley Visser.