17 Jul '17, 4am

Bob Wolff, Navy vet and longtime sportscaster, dies at 96: Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster…

Bob Wolff, Navy vet and longtime sportscaster, dies at 96: Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster…

NEW YORK — Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, has died. He was 96. Son Rick Wolff said his father died peacefully Saturday night at his Nyack home. Wolff broadcast the NFL's championship game, World Series, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals. He interviewed Babe Ruth, was the voice of the Washington Senators, and for decades did play-by-play for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. "Bob Wolff's iconic, Hall-of-Fame broadcasting career was matched by his class and character," the Yankees said in a team statement. "Beyond his lifetime of professional accomplishments, he was a man of great grace and dignity, serving his country with honor, and proudly calling New York home. Bob was a dear friend of the Yankees organization and he will be deeply missed." Wolff was cited by the Gu...

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