55 years in broadcasting. . .I remember him best as the voice of NBA games during the Magic-Bird era. He and Tom Heinsohn were a great team

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 local radio and TV station in Philadelphia, before landing the coveted gig as the Boston Red Sox’s play-by-play broadcaster for three seasons on WSBK; he called Carlton Fisk’s memorable 12th-inning home run during Game 6 of the 1975 World Series as part of NBC’s coverage.