Iconic sportscaster Bob Wolff dead at 96

Bob Wolff honored at Madison Square Garden

Bob Wolff honored at Madison Square Garden

Legendary sportscaster Bob Wolff has passed away.

During his visit, Wolff recalled countless memorable stories, from calling Don Larsen's ideal game to calling the 1958 NFL Championship between the Giants and Colts to being the voice of the Westminster Dog Show for 33 years.

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.

Wolff and another sportscaster Curt Gowdy are the only two broadcasters to be honored by both the Baseball and Basketball Halls of Fame.

In addition to calling numerous other sporting events at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, Wolff took on other broadcasting challenges such as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the National Horse Show.

Joe Biden writing book about his son's death
Two days before the book is released, an interview with Oprah Winfrey will air on Winfrey's OWN network. Doors for the event are at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

In 2014, he was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest consecutive run as a broadcaster at 74 years 6 months and 8 days as of that day. He also became the first television play-by-play voice for the lowly Washington Senators, a job he kept through the team's transformation to the Minnesota Twins in 1961.

Wolff continued working through this year, delivering sports commentaries for News 12 Long Island, a cable-only station. He also hosted the Con Edison Scholastic Sports Award program on WHUD Radio in Westchester.

A native New Yorker born on November 29, 1920, Wolff grew to become one of sports broadcasting's iconic voices. For decades, play-by-play man for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. "Beyond his lifetime of professional accomplishments, he was a man of great grace and dignity, serving his country with honor, and proudly calling NY home".

Wolff served in the Navy as a supply officer in the Pacific during World War II.

Wolff is survived by his wife Jane, sons Rick and Robert, daughter Margy, nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Recommended News

  • Mr. Versatility: Kerryon Johnson on Paul Hornung Award watch list

    Mr. Versatility: Kerryon Johnson on Paul Hornung Award watch list

    Okoronkwo is also in the running for the Bednarik and Nagurski awards, given to the nation's top defensive players. Alabama's Reuben Foster - a first-round selection of the San Francisco 49ers - won the award previous year .
    South Korea offers to talk with North on tensions and family reunions

    South Korea offers to talk with North on tensions and family reunions

    The South's Red Cross proposed holding the talks on August 1 at the Peace House, a Panmunjeom building controlled by the South. The dialogue was suspended by increased cross-border tension following the North's missile and nuclear activities.
    HS2 routes confirmed to Manchester and Leeds

    HS2 routes confirmed to Manchester and Leeds

    Costain said HS2 has said it may award Costain two main work civil construction - S1 and S2 - packages, under a joint venture.
  • Auto  lands on roof of house

    Auto lands on roof of house

    Serious damage appears to have been done to the home, with one of the front walls and part of the roof caved in. The driver, who's not being identified at this time, was taken to Barnes Jewish hospital in critical condition.
    Insurers do not like Ted Cruz's health care plan

    Insurers do not like Ted Cruz's health care plan

    But at least the pools provided a way for people with expensive or chronic health problems to have some form of health coverage. The whole thing would function, if it functions at all, like a series of state-based, federally funded high-risk-pools.
    NASA Successfully Completes Probe On Pluto

    NASA Successfully Completes Probe On Pluto

    The mapping and rendering were done by Paul Schenk and John Blackwell of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. Pluto's haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the Ralph instrument on the New Horizons spacecraft.
  • Sensex ends 54 points higher; Nifty settles above 9900

    Sensex ends 54 points higher; Nifty settles above 9900

    In other news, Vikram Limaye took over as managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). BSE Sensex was trading 56 points higher at 32,075.65 while the Nifty50 was at 9,905.85, up 20 points at around 12.30 PM.
    Kelly is Holding Their Teen Daughters in a

    Kelly is Holding Their Teen Daughters in a "Cult"

    Jones also revealed that if she or any of the other women broke Kelly's "rules", they would be verbally and physically punished. As BuzzFeed reports , welfare checks have been performed in IL and Georgia in the past year, but no charges have been made.
    Is Amazon Preparing to Broil Blue Apron?

    Is Amazon Preparing to Broil Blue Apron?

    Amazon has registered a USA trademark for what looks suspiciously like a meal-kit service with the slogan "We do the prep". It's a marketing truism that keeping a customer you already have is much cheaper than drumming up new ones.
  • RESPECT: Yankees Star Praises Jackie Bradley Jr.'s Amazing Catch

    RESPECT: Yankees Star Praises Jackie Bradley Jr.'s Amazing Catch

    Masahiro Tanaka (7-9) gave up three runs on eight hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine. The Yankees didn't lose ground to the Red Sox but Judge wanted to pull closer .
    Samsung Pay now supports PayPal in the US

    Samsung Pay now supports PayPal in the US

    To use the service either for online or offline payments, users must first register their PayPal accounts on Samsung Pay . A year ago alone, PayPal processed $102 billion in mobile payment volume and two billion mobile payment transactions.
    The Lion King live-action footage stars Hugh Jackman and John Oliver

    The Lion King live-action footage stars Hugh Jackman and John Oliver

    This also reunites him with Disney after previously working together on Real Steel , but this will be a much bigger project. If Jackman and Beyonce both end up in the film, it would be one of the best ensemble casts Disney has ever compiled.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.