Born in New York City in November 1920, Wolff went on to attend Duke University, getting his professional career underway in Durham, North Carolina, in 1939. He was with the American League club through 1961, after the Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Twins. He also hosted the Con Edison Scholastic Sports Award program on WHUD Radio in Westchester.
"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".
He was play-by-play man for the championship Knick teams of the 70s, teaming with Cal Ramsey on TV broadcasts.
He eventually moved back to his native NY and was essentially the voice of Madison Square Garden for more than 50 years, calling not just Knicks and Rangers games but also the Westminster Dog Show and just about any other sporting event that took place at the world's most famous arena.
Wolff served in the Navy as a supply officer in the Pacific during World War II.
He is survived by Jane Wolff, his wife of 72 years, sons Dr. Robert Wolff and Rick Wolff, daughter Margy Clark, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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