Bob Wolff, who called sports for over 80 years (!), including Don Larson’s perfect game, dead at 96

The New York Times has a fine obituary.

Bob Wolff, who called Don Larsen’s perfect game for the Yankees in the 1956 World Series, the Giants’ overtime loss in the epic 1958 National Football League championship game and the Knicks’ two title runs in a record-setting eight decades as a sports broadcaster, died on Saturday in South Nyack, N.Y. He was 96. . . .

“If you added all the time up, I’ve spent about seven days of my life standing for the national anthem,” Mr. Wolff once said. –New York Times

But the best way to appreciate him is these 30 seconds, as he calls the last strike in the greatest game a Yankee ever pitched.

What should you listen for?

How Wolff lets the joy on the field take center stage.

0

No Comments Yet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *