Bob Wolff was an absolute legend as he was behind a microphone of some sort for 80 years over the course of his broadcasting career. The 96-year old passed away on Saturday in New York as confirmed by his son.
Wolff was part of some of the greatest moments in sports history as he called Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, the Giants-Colts NFL Championship Game in 1958 and the Knicks’ two title runs in the early 1970s. He also called Washington Senators games back when they were an absolute laughingstock in the MLB.
He also kept much of his audio and video recordings as he donated about 1,000 hours worth of his work to the Library of Congress. He was inducted into the broadcasting wing of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995 and was given the Curt Gowdy media award from the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. He actually started out at Duke playing baseball, but an injury forced him to reconsider and that is how he got involved with the local CBS affiliate in 1939 to call sports games.