J. Roy Stockton

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James Roy Stockton (December 16, 1892 – August 24, 1972) was an American sports writer who covered the St. Louis Cardinals from 1915 to 1958. He was hired by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1918, working there for the majority of his career. Beginning in the early nineteen thirties, as a member of Christy Walsh's ghostwriting syndicate, Stockton wrote many of the articles published under Dizzy Dean's byline. [1] He also covered the St. Louis Terriers of the Federal League in 1915, served as president of the Florida State League, and was a member of the Veterans Committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Stockton was awarded the J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

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  1. Johnston, Alva (November 23, 1935). "Profiles: The Ghosting Business". The New Yorker . p. 25. "Dizzy Dean's style the first year was too hum-drum. Walsh hired a more picturesque ghost and sent out advertising sheets headed 'Dizzy Dean. Introducing a Vocabulary as Unique and Zippy as One of His Deceptive Curves.' The body of the advertisement continued: 'While Dizzy is a master showman of the playing field and endowed with a temperament that magnetizes baseball fans, his Boswell—the real coiner of his flippant, dynamic vocabulary—is Roy Stockton, ace sports writer, who travels with Dizzy and who, in collaboration with Dean, writes the new daily articles.'"