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Legendary News 12 sportscaster Bob Wolff dies at age 96

Legendary News 12 sportscaster Bob Wolff dies at age 96

Wolff died on Saturday night at the age of 96.

And in a storied career that began in radio and spanned the cable TV era, he was on hand to describe some of the most seminal moments in 20th century sports history, including Don Larsen's ideal game in the 1956 World Series and the classic 1958 National Football League championship game between the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts.

Wolff often said if he wasn't having fun then the audience wasn't probably having fun, which is why he played the ukulele when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Wolff interviewed Babe Ruth, was the voice of the Washington Senators, and was the television voice behind the Knicks' and New York Rangers for decades, calling play-by-play for both Knicks championships in the 1970s.

In his later years, he went on to work for News 12 Long Island, as well as continuing work for the MSG Network and YES Network.

Life ends for legend with broadcasting's longest career: Bob Wolff dies at 96

"Bob Wolff's iconic, Hall-of-Fame broadcasting career was matched by his class and character", the Yankees said in a statement.

In addition to his work with the Knicks and Rangers, Wolff was part of the team for NBC's baseball "Game of the Week" broadcasts. "Beyond his lifetime of professional accomplishments, he was a man of great grace and dignity, serving his country with honor, and proudly calling NY home".

In 2014, he was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest consecutive run as a broadcaster at 74 years 6 months and 8 days as of that day.

Wolff got his start on radio in 1939 while attending Duke University.

The veteran sportscaster is said to have died peacefully at his Nyack home in NY.

Bob Wolff, who spent eight decades as a sportscaster and provided the play-by-play when the New York Knicks captured their two National Basketball Association championships in the 1970s, has died.

A 1942 Duke graduate, Wolff's career took him from Durham to Washington, D.C., with an interruption for World War II when he was a U.S. Navy supply officer in the Pacific.