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Bob Wolff

  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Birthday: November 29
Date of passing: 
July 15, 2017

Robert Alfred Wolff was an American sportscaster. He 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. In 1962, he joined NBC-TV.

Bob Wolff was the longest running broadcaster in television and radio history. He and Curt Gowdy are the only two broadcasters to be honored by both the Baseball and Basketball Halls of Fame. Wolff has also been honored with induction into Madison Square Garden's Walk of Fame, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, Sigma Nu Fraternity Hall of Fame and many others.

Wolff was a professional broadcaster in nine decades. Seen and heard on two ESPN TV specials in 2008, he'd been on the Madison Square Garden Network since 1954 and on Cablevision's News 12 Long Island since 1986.

Robert Alfred Wolff was an American sportscaster. He 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. In 1962, he joined NBC-TV.

Bob Wolff was the longest running broadcaster in television and radio history. He and Curt Gowdy are the only two broadcasters to be honored by both the Baseball and Basketball Halls of Fame. Wolff has also been honored with induction into Madison Square Garden's Walk of Fame, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, Sigma Nu Fraternity Hall of Fame and many others.

Wolff was a professional broadcaster in nine decades. Seen and heard on two ESPN TV specials in 2008, he'd been on the Madison Square Garden Network since 1954 and on Cablevision's News 12 Long Island since 1986.
Wolff became the pioneer TV voice of the Washington Senators Baseball Club in 1947, moved with the team to Minnesota in 1961 and then joined NBC as the play-by-play man on the TV Baseball Game-of-the-Week in 1962.

Also heard on Mutual's Game-of-the-Day, Wolff was selected to be a World Series broadcaster in 1956 and that year called Don Larsen's perfect game across the country on the Mutual Broadcast System and around the world on the Armed Forces radio. He also was on NBC Radio for the World Series in 1958 and 1961.

Wolff died July 15, 2017, in South Nyack, New York. He was 89.

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Bob Wolff

Bob Wolff

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AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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