Here is the captionDick Stockton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1942. He attended Syracuse University, where he received his degree in political science in 1964. In 1965, he began his sports casting career in Philadelphia at radio and television stations where he later became the sports director at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. In 1971, Dick moved to Boston and worked for WBZ-TV and WBZ radio. He began calling Boston Celtics telecasts for WBZ, and became the lead announcer for Boston Red Sox games on WSBK-TV.

During the 1975 World Series, Stockton was part of the NBC Sports broadcast crew. He called Carlton Fisk’s famous, game-winning home run in Game 6 of that series which spun Stockton’s famous quote “If it stays fair…” In 2001, Dick was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a broadcaster.