A pair of friends and STAA members are the new play-by-play voices for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. Evan Stockton and Justin Gallanty will also handle media relations for the organization.
They follow respected local legend Steve Selby, who spent 20 seasons with Memphis.
Stockton and Gallanty won’t be meeting for the first time when they show up for the Redbirds season opener. “We have known of each other for four years or so through mutual friends of his at Maryland and mine at Syracuse,” Gallanty recalls. “We met once when I was up at Syracuse for the Big Ten-ACC Challenge my junior year — his senior year — but that was the only time. We’ll certainly be getting to know each other well this summer!”
Stockton is a 2018 Syracuse grad and former STAA All-American. Gallanty graduated a year later after an accomplished sportscasting career at Maryland.
Stockton’s title is Communications Manager & Broadcaster. He will be the Redbirds lead radio and TV broadcaster. Stockton spent 2019 doing radio with the Class-A Fort Wayne TinCaps. His TV credits include Bally Sports (Formerly Fox Sports) Detroit, ESPN3, ESPN+ and Big Ten Network.
When Stockton was hired by the Redbirds, he recommended Gallanty for the second position. “Luckily they agreed,” Stockton grins.
Gallanty’s role is Assistant Communications Manager & Broadcaster. He spent two seasons broadcasting summer collegiate baseball, one season each with the Burlington Royals and Bowie Baysox, and two years as Director of Broadcasting and Media for the Maryland Baseball Network. He’s also called various sports for Saint Anselm College and Holy Cross, Harvard, Saint Peter’s and Boston College universities.
“Obviously, it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Justin and me, but we are very excited to be down in Memphis this season and continue a great broadcast legacy left behind by Steve Selby,” Stockton says. “We’re just taking it one day at a time in this COVID world we are still getting through!”