Bob Wolff


Bob Wolff

Bob Wolff is a Hall of Fame Broadcaster and the longest running broadcaster in both radio and television history who was the radio and TV voice of the Washington Senators from 1947 to 1960, continuing with the team when they relocated and became the Minnesota Twins in 1961.

National broadcasting work

Wolff is the first broadcaster to do play-by-play of the championships in four major sports -- The World Series in Baseball, the National Football League Championship, the National Basketball Association Championships, and the Stanley Cup Championship.

He was also nationally known for broadcasting the NBC "Game of the Week" during the 1950s and 1960s along with Joe Garagiola, and broadcast three World Series. He was on hand to call Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 Fall Classic. Wolff was also the longtime play by play announcer of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E02EEDC1E31F93AA15751C1A960958260 Book Marks a Life in Broadcasting Sports - New York Times ] ]

New York Knicks and New York Rangers

He later became well-known regionally, as the television voice of the New York Knicks of the NBA as well as the New York Rangers of the NHL. He continues to do shows for News 12 Long Island and Madison Square Garden Network.

Memorable calls

His voice can be heard calling the last out of Don Larsen's perfecto on the CD accompanying the 1999 book, "And the Crowd Goes Wild". Wolff honored the old superstition about not saying the words "no-hitter" until it was accomplished fact. There is an edit just before the final pitch. In the original call, he said, "I'll guarantee that nobody, but nobody, has left this ballpark... and if anyone did manage to leave early, man, he's missing... the greatest!" on the final pitch, a called strike to pinch-hitter Dale Mitchell, he announced, "Strike three! A no-hitter, a "perfect game" for Don Larsen!"

References

External links

* [http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/frick_bios/wolff_bob.htm Baseball Hall of Fame - Frick Award recipient]
* [http://curtsmith.mlblogs.com/voices_of_the_game/2006/07/bob_wolff_.html Bob Wolff - 85 Going On 15]
* [http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/ny-spwatch244905201sep24,0,2191510.column Wolff's voice rich in sports history]


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