Veteran Bob Wolff has been elected to the National Sportscasters and
Sportswriters Hall of Fame.
The NSSA also announced that Wolff -- currently a sports anchor for News 12
Long Island and a special contributor to Madison Square Garden Network -- has
been named its "New York State Sportscaster of the Year" for the sixth time
Wolff will be inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame in Salisbury, N.C., April
28. He entered the Baseball Hall of Fame as a broadcaster in 1995.
His professional career has spanned 64 years, and 2003 marks his 50th year
working at Madison Square Garden.
During the course of his career, he has also called the play-by-play
championship of North America's four major sports -- Major League Baseball's
World Series, the National Basketball Association Finals, the National Hockey
League's Stanley Cup Finals and the National Football League title game.
On his play-by-play resume: the New York Yankees' Don Larsen's perfect game
against the Brooklyn Dodgers in game five of the 1956 World Series, as well as
the Baltimore Colts' overtime victory over the New York Giants at Yankee Stadium
two years later, a contest many gridiron fans call "the greatest game ever
"It is my honor to be associated with all of the great names in
sportscasting," said Wolff, who, in addition to his two weeknight sports
programs for News 12, also produces his Bob Wolff's Baseball Scrapbook
programs for MSG.