Bob Wolff is a sportscaster with News 12 Long
Island who was bestowed the Ford C. Frick award in 1995 (the equivalent of
a being in the "writers wing" of the Baseball Hall of Fame).
Wolff began his career on CBS Radio in 1939 while attending Duke
University. By the mid-1940s he was working as a sportscaster for the
DuMont affiliate in Washington, D.C. known as WTTG.
He began broadcasting Washington Senators games in 1947 and stayed with
the team as it moved to Minnesota in 1961. After a year broadcasting the
Twins games, a position opened on NBC's Game of the Week when Lindsay
Hunter took a job broadcasting with the Mets and Wolff filled it through
the 1964 season.
Wolff gained national attention broadcasting the 1956 All-Star game,
which was held in D.C., and called Don Larsen's perfect game later that
year for Mutual Broadcasting.
But baseball is just a part of his legacy. He has also done
play-by-play voice for eight teams in five different sports: the NBA's New
York Knicks, the NHL's New York Rangers, the NFL's Baltimore Colts,
Washington Redskins, and Cleveland Browns and soccer's Tampa Bay Rowdies.
He is a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
Hall of Fame.
April, 2003, he was inducted into the Madison Square Garden Walk of
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