Legendary Sports Broadcaster Bob Wolff Passes Away At 96

Legendary Sports Broadcaster Bob Wolff Passes Away At 96

Legendary Sports Broadcaster Bob Wolff Passes Away At 96

The legendary Bob Wolff paid Boomer and Craig a visit in the studio on July 15, 2014.

Wolff died on Saturday at his home in South Nyack, New York.

Wolff broadcast the NFL's championship game, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.

His achievements also include being one of only two broadcasters, Curt Gowdy being the second, inducted into both the Baseball and Basketball Halls of Fame.

Please listen to the full interview below.

Wolff covered all four major American sports, serving as the play-by-play voice for the New York Knicks and Rangers, Detroit Pistons, Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Colts, Washington Redskins, and Cleveland Browns, even dabbling in soccer with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League.

He got his start in the business in 1939 as a student broadcaster at Duke University.

Wolff recently served as a sports commentator for News 12 Long Island, which he joined in 1986.

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"Bob was a dear friend of the Yankees organization and he will be deeply missed".

Wolff called the only ideal game in World Series history when the Yankees' Don Larsen accomplished the feat against Brooklyn in 1956, and was behind the mic for Baltimore Colts' overtime victory over the New York Giants in the 1958 National Football League title game.

He was play-by-play man for the championship Knick teams of the 70s, teaming with Cal Ramsey on TV broadcasts.

In 2012, Guinness World Records certified Wolff had the longest known career as a sportscaster.

"In addition to leaving behind an unmatched body of work, his spirit carries on in hudnreds of broadcasters he mentored and the millions of fans he touched".

A 1942 Duke graduate, Wolff's career took him from Durham to Washington, D.C., with an interruption for World War II when he was a U.S. Navy supply officer in the Pacific.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Hoy; his sons, Rick and Robert; daughter, Margy Clark; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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