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Longtime Sports Broadcaster Dick Stockton to Retire After 55 Years

One of the longest tenured sportscasters is calling it a career. Dick Stockton is retiring after a 55-year career that included more than 1,500 network TV games across the big four U.S. professional sports.

Stockton spent the last 27 years with Fox as part of its NFL broadcast team; last year, he was paired in the booth with newcomer Mark Schlereth.

Prior to joining Fox, Stockton worked for CBS Sports, calling a variety of sports including the NFL, NBA (lead play-by-play from 1982-1990), MLB and college basketball (lead play-by-play for NCAA Regional Finals), in addition to the world swimming and diving championships, championship boxing, track and field, the Pan American Games and the Olympic Games.

Earlier in his career, NBC tapped him to cover NFL games and NCAA tournament basketball, and he also called play-by-play for Oakland Athletics games for Kron-tv in San Francisco. Stockton first began broadcasting in 1965 at a

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