Son Rick Wolff stated his father died peacefully Saturday night time at his Nyack residence.
Wolff broadcast the NFL’s championship recreation, World Collection, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals. He interviewed Babe Ruth, was the voice of the Washington Senators, and for many years did play-by-play for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers.
“Bob Wolff’s iconic, Corridor-of-Fame broadcasting profession was matched by his class and character,” the Yankees stated in a workforce assertion. “Past his lifetime of professional accomplishments, he was a person of nice grace and dignity, serving his nation with honor, and proudly calling New York residence. Bob was an expensive good friend of the Yankees group and he shall be deeply missed.”
Wolff was cited by the Guinness Ebook of World Data for the longest consecutive run as a broadcaster at seventy eight years, courting to 1939 on WDNC Radio when he was a scholar at Duke College. This yr, he did sports activities commentary on Information 12 Lengthy Island and hosted the Con Edison Scholastic Sports activities Award program on WHUD Radio in Westchester.
Wolff referred to as the one good recreation in World Collection historical past when the Yankees’ Don Larsen completed the feat towards Brooklyn in 1956, and was behind the mic for Baltimore Colts’ extra time victory over the New York Giants within the 1958 NFL title recreation. He did tv play-by-play for the New York Knicks’ two championships.
“Bob Wolff was not solely one of many seminal figures in American sportscasting, however he was part of the very material of Madison Sq. Backyard, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers for greater than six many years,” Madison Sq. Backyard and MSG Networks stated in a press release. “Along with abandoning an unmatched physique of labor, his spirit carries on in tons of of broadcasters he mentored and the hundreds of thousands of followers he touched. His legacy will stay endlessly.”
Wolff is enshrined within the broadcast wing of the Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame, the Nationwide Sportscasters-Sportswriters Corridor of Fame, the Madison Sq. Backyard Stroll of Fame, and in July 2008 was voted into the Nationwide Basketball Corridor of Fame with the Curt Gowdy Award, becoming a member of Gowdy as the one two sportscasters to be in each the basketball and the baseball halls.
Wolff served within the U.S. Navy as a provide officer within the Pacific throughout World Struggle II.
He’s survived by Jane…