Legendary News 12 sportscaster Bob Wolff dies at age 96

Paola Ditto
Luglio 17, 2017

Most recently, Wolff was a commentator for News 12 Long Island from 1986 through this February. Wolff served as a mentor of sorts for Carton.

Hall of Fame sportscaster Bob Wolff, considered one of the most iconic and decorated play-by-play men in history, died Saturday at his home in NY.

And in a storied career that began in radio and spanned the cable TV era, he was on hand to describe some of the most seminal moments in 20th century sports history, including Don Larsen's ideal game in the 1956 World Series and the classic 1958 National Football League championship game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts.

In addition to his life in sports, Wolff also had a prominent role in World War II and talked about the ankle injury he suffered while playing baseball at Duke that led to his life in broadcasting.

Please listen to the full interview below.

The Knicks tweeted, "He was a part of the very fabric of Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers for more than six decades".

Wolff started his career as a broadcaster in 1939 as a member of the CBS affiliate in Durham, North Carolina while he was a student at Duke University.

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

Born in New York City in November 1920, Wolff went on to attend Duke University, getting his professional career underway in Durham, North Carolina, in 1939.

The veteran sportscaster is said to have died peacefully at his Nyack home in NY.

In 2012, Guinness World Records said he'd had the longest career of any sports broadcaster. Through his eight decades of work over the air, Wolff became one of just two professionals (along with Curt Gowdy) to ever be honored by both the Baseball and Basketball Halls of Fame. "His legacy will live forever".

His wife of 72 years, Jane Wolff, his children Dr. Robert Wolff, Rick Wolff, Margy Clark, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren survive Wolff.

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