J. Roy Stockton gained a national reputation for his wit and writing when he produced a series of articles about baseball for the Saturday Evening Post. He joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1917 and retired 46 years later. He was promoted to Sports Editor in 1946. In 1932, Stockton was president of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Stockton travelled with baseball pros in a USO tour during World War II and was once seriously considered for the job of Major League Baseball Commissioner. In 1947, He appeared in the market’s first broadcast of a local baseball game on KSD-TV.