Bob Wolff, sportscaster for 8 decades, dies at 96

Bob Wolff, who spent eight decades as a sportscaster and provided the play-by-play when the New York Knicks captured their two NBA championships in the 1970s, has died. He was 96.

Wolff, who was inducted into the broadcasters wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995, died Saturday in South Nyack, N.Y., his son Rick toldThe New York Times.

The genial Wolff called the Knicks games when they won their NBA titles in 1969-70 and 1972-73, working alongside analyst Cal Ramsey, and did games for the NHL’s New York Rangers as well. He was a fixture at Madison Square Garden events for some 50 years.

Legendary sportscaster Bob Wolff throughout his career

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Legendary sportscaster Bob Wolff throughout his career

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BOB WOLFF, JOE GARAGIOLA — Pictured: (l-r) NBC Sports Joe Garagiola, Bob Wolff in 1962 — Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

BOB WOLFF, JOE GARAGIOLA — Pictured: (l-r) NBC Sports Joe Garagiola, Bob Wolff in 1962 — Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

BOB WOLFF — Pictured: NBC Sports’ Bob Wolff in 1962 — Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

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