Legendary broadcaster Bob Wolff dies at 96

From ESPN - July 16, 2017

Legendary broadcaster Bob Wolff, who called some of the greatest events in New York sports history, died at the age of 96.

His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his son, Rick.

Among the marquee moments and matchups Wolff called were the New York Knicks' two NBA title runs in the early 1970s and New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Wolff also was the Washington Senators' first TV broadcaster. In 2009, the Washington Nationals unveiled a plaque naming the home broadcast booth at Nationals Park after him.

The Guinness World Records cited in 2012 Wolff's eight decades in the booth as the longest career of any sports broadcaster.


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