Hall of Fame Sportscaster Bob Wolff Dead

Bob Wolff is the only person to have called the play-by-play of every championship in our four major pro sports.Son Rick Wolff said his father died peacefully Saturday night at his Nyack home. Throughout his career, he broadcasted thousands of games, from the World Series and the Super Bowl to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and interviewed numerous biggest names in sports, including Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.Wolff was inducted into the baseball hall of fame in 1995. He returned to NY the following year and spent 50 years broadcasting events at Madison Square Garden, from Knicks basketball and Rangers hockey to the Westminster Dog Show.Throughout his career Wolff interviewed everyone from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, and he was behind the microphone for Don Larsen’s flawless game in the 1956 World Series. He continued sports commentary with News 12 Long Island broadcast team since it launched three decades ago and made his mark in local radio hosting the Con Edison Student-Athlete of the Week interview on WFAS Radio.Bob Wolff (c.) honored at Madison Square Garden.He was also the play-by-play announcer for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the National Horse Show for 33 years.He teamed with Joe Garagiola on NBC Game of the Week baseball telecasts in the 1960s.He was a broadcaster at Madison Square Garden for more than 50 years, calling Rangers and Knicks games, which included the Knicks’ two National Basketball Association titles.”Bob Wolff was not only one of the seminal figures in American sportscasting, but was part of the very fabric of Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks, and the New York Rangers, for more than six decades”, the Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Network said in a statement.”Bob was a dear friend of the Yankees organization and he will be deeply missed”.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.