NY sports broadcast icon Bob Wolff dies at age 96

Bob Wolff honored at Madison Square Garden

Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, has died.

The legendary Bob Wolff paid Boomer and Craig a visit in the studio on July 15, 2014.

Wolff also is in the National Sportscasters-Sportswriters Hall of Fame.

Wolff also did the World Series on television in 1958 and 1961 and called the Stanley Cup Final, so he was the rare broadcaster to work the title games in all four major USA sports.

Wolff also worked for NBC and was in on the radio call when Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched a flawless game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series and the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants in sudden-death overtime to take the National Football League crown in 1958.

Wolff often said if he wasn't having fun then the audience wasn't probably having fun, which is why he played the ukulele when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

His career started at Duke University in 1939, and earlier this year, he was still calling amateur athletics near his home on Long Island.

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Wolff called baseball on both television and radio, starting with the Washington Senators and later the Minnesota Twins.

He was a broadcaster at Madison Square Garden for more than 50 years, calling Rangers and Knicks games.

He teamed with Joe Garagiola on NBC Game of the Week baseball telecasts in the 1960s.

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

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

The New York Yankees added in a statement, "Bob Wolff's iconic, Hall-of-Fame broadcasting career was matched by his class and character".

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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