Bob Wolff

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Wolff in 1941

Robert Alfred "Bob" Wolff (November 29, 1920 – July 15, 2017) was a longtime sportscaster who has called football, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey.

Wolff was born in New York City. He studied at Duke University. From 1945 until his death, Wolff was married to Jane Hoy. They had three children including author and baseball player Rick Wolff.

He has called NFL, college football, NBA, college basketball, MLB, and NHL. Wolff has called games for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Colts and college football for MSG Network. He called basketball games for NBC, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, and college basketball for MSG Network.

Wolff called games for Mutual, ABC, NBC, NBC Radio, Washington Senators, and Minnesota Twins. He called games for the New York Rangers for many years.

Wolff called games for the old Tamp Bay Rowdies, boxing, gymnastics, bowling, track-and-field, and tennis tournaments.

Wolff died on July 15, 2017 at his home in South Nyack, New York at the age of 96.[1]

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  1. Richard Goldstein (July 16, 2017). "Bob Wolff, Sports Broadcaster for Nearly 80 Years, Dies at 96". The New York Times. Retrieved July 16, 2017. 

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