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Sportscaster Dick Stockton Retires; Called More American Pro Sports Games For TV Than Anyone

Sportscaster Dick Stockton Retires; Called More American Pro Sports Games For TV Than Anyone

Did you see the game? Then you probably heard Dick Stockton. The man who has called more major U.S. pro sports games for television than anyone in history announced his retirement today after 55 years in the business.

Stockton, 78, began his career at CBS in the late 1960s and spent 17 years at the network. He also covered the NBA and Major League Baseball playoffs for Turner Sports for nearly two decades and had been working at Fox Sports since 1994. The latter said he covered at least 1,545 network TV games across the big four U.S. professional sports leagues: NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.

“Working alongside former players and coaches, many of whom are still in the Fox rotation, has been a particular joy,” Stockton said in announcing the move. “But I feel there is a time to call it a day and allow the many younger broadcasters the chance to develop their careers,

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