A TRIBUTE TO BOB WOLFF

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Bob Wolff

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Bob Wolff
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Wolff pictured c. 1941 at Duke University
Born Robert Alfred Wolff
(1920-11-29)November 29, 1920
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died July 15, 2017(2017-07-15) (aged 96)
South Nyack, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Duke University
Occupation Sportscaster
Years active 1939–2017
Spouse(s) Jane Louise Hoy (m. 1945)[1]
Children Three (including Rick Wolff)

Robert Alfred Wolff[2] (November 29, 1920 – July 15, 2017) was an American sportscaster. He was the radio and TV voice of the Washington Senators from 1947 to 1960, continuing with the team when they relocated and became the Minnesota Twins in 1961. In 1962, he joined NBC-TV.

Personal life[edit]

Wolff was born in New York, the son of Estelle (Cohn), a homemaker, and Richard Wolff, a professional engineer.[3] He began his professional career in 1939 on CBS in Durham, North Carolina while attending Duke University. He was a graduate of Duke University with Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honors.

In his later years, Wolff was seen and heard on News 12 Long Island, on MSG Network programming and doing sports interviews on the Steiner Sports’ Memories of the Game show on the YES Network. He was a longtime resident of South Nyack, New York. His son Rick Wolff is an author, radio host for WFAN and former baseball player and coach.[4]

National broadcasting work[edit]

Bob Wolff is the longest running broadcaster in television and radio history.[5] He and Curt Gowdy are the only two broadcasters to be honored by both the Baseball and Basketball Halls of Fame. Wolff has also been honored with induction into Madison Square Garden’s Walk of Fame, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, Sigma Nu Fraternity Hall of Fame and many others.

Wolff has been a professional broadcaster in nine decades and is still going strong. Seen and heard on two ESPN TV specials in 2008, he’s been on the Madison Square Garden Network since 1954 and on Cablevision’s News 12 Long Island since 1986.

Wolff became the pioneer TV voice of the Washington Senators Baseball Club in 1947, moved with the team to Minnesota in 1961 and then joined NBC as the play-by-play man on the TV Baseball Game-of-the-Week in 1962.

Also heard on Mutual‘s Game-of-the-Day, Wolff was selected to be a World Series broadcaster in 1956 and that year called Don Larsen’s perfect game across the country on the Mutual Broadcast System and around the world on the Armed Forces radio. He also was on NBC Radio for the World Series in 1958 and 1961.

Wolff has been seen and heard doing play-by-play on all the major TV networks. Another of his classic broadcasts was the NY Giants / Baltimore Colts 1958 NFL Championship Game called, “The Greatest Game Ever Played”. On the collegiate scene, he’s broadcast the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Gator Bowl and many others. Wolff was television play-by-play voice of the Detroit Pistons for multiple seasons.

Wolff was also the 33-year play-by-play announcer of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show,[6] and the National Horse Show, the Garden’s college and pro basketball and hockey games, men and women’s tennis, track and boxing events as well as gymnastics and bowling. He did soccer games for the old Tampa Bay Rowdies.

New York Knicks and New York Rangers[edit]

Wolff became known regionally as television’s play-by-play voice for eight teams in five different sports – the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons of the NBA as well as the New York Rangers of the NHL, the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins of MLB, the Baltimore Colts, Washington Redskins, and Cleveland Browns of the NFL, and soccer’s Tampa Bay Rowdies of the initial North American Soccer League, thus being one of very few American play-by-play announcers to have covered each of the four major team sports leagues as well as soccer with Dale Arnold being the other, calling Boston Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, and Revolution. For many years Wolff was the play-by-play telecaster for all events originating from Madison Square Garden.

His broadcast partner with the Knicks for many years was Cal Ramsey.

Memorable calls[edit]

In addition to the Don Larsen perfect World Series call, and the Colts first overtime championship title win over the New York Giants, Wolff called Jackie Robinson‘s last major league hit which won Game 6 of the World Series in 1956. He was also the TV voice of the New York Knicks’ only two championships, in 1970 and 1973.

Death[edit]

Wolff died on July 15, 2017 at his home in South Nyack, New York at the age of 96.[7]

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Andy Adler

Andy Adler

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Andy Adler
Born Andy Rosa Adler
San Diego, CA, U.S.
Education Stanford University (BA)
Occupation Television personality, journalist
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Andy Rosa Adler is a bilingual sportscaster, journalist, and television personality. She currently serves as sports anchor at[1] WPIX and hosts PIX11 Sports Desk, as well as the Yankee Pre-Game Shows. Adler was previously a co-anchor of NBC‘s Today in LA weekend addition and Co-Host of the Lakers Pre and Post Game Shows on Time Warner Cable Sports Net. Prior to that, she was the sports anchor for Fox in New York, WNYW.

Career[edit]

Early work[edit]

Immediately following graduation, Adler knew she wanted to be a journalist, but did not know anyone in the industry. She applied to the NBC Page program in Burbank, CA and was admitted. She quickly moved up from giving tours of the NBC Lot to working in the KNBC news room as an editors assistant. Two months later, Adler got her first job on-air as a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Monterey, CA for one year.

While at NBC, Adler made appearance on the NBC affiliate in San Francisco at the age of 20 years. Following that she co-hosted the entertainment show, ‘Eye On The Desert’ for the CBS affiliate in Palm Springs. Simultaneously, she began hosting ‘American Latino TV‘, a nationally syndicated, weekly magazine program focusing on American and foreign-born Latinos making a positive impact in American society.

Fox New York[edit]

Adler began working at WNYW (Fox NY, Channel 5) in 2007 as the weekend evening sports anchor and fill-in host of ‘Good Day New York. Adler was also the co-host of ‘Sports Extra’. She served as the field reporter for the New York Giants‘ pre and post game shows at the station and covered the Giants‘ remarkable run and subsequent win of Super Bowl 42, serving as the field reporter from location, including the Giants’ win over the Green Bay Packers, live from the ‘Frozen Tundra‘. Adler was the traveling reporter for the New York Jets games airing on MY9 (sister station of WNYW).

While at Fox, Adler covered the Yankees2009 World Series Championship, the MLB All Star Game, and served as the host for the New York City Triathlon in 2008 and 2009. Adler also made appearances on the Fox Business Network. While in New York, Adler hosted ‘Brazilian Day‘ in front of an audience surpassing one million people, stretching across 6th Avenue and 42nd street to Central Park. She left Fox in March 2010.

NBC LA (KNBC) and Los Angeles Lakers[edit]

In March, 2010, it was announced that Adler was leaving WNYW to join KNBC in Los Angeles as the weekend co-anchor of ‘Today in LA‘ weekend edition and new reporter for ‘Today in LA‘ weekdays. Adler also hosted the weekly sports segment for ‘Prime Time News LA.’ Adler also made appearances on MSNBC. While in Los Angeles, Adler hosted the Lakers‘ pre and post game show for the 2012-2013 season. The pre and post game shows aired on the same network where the games were broadcast,[2]Time Warner Cable SportsNet. She hosted the pre and post game shows with NBA icons, James Worthy, Robert Horry, and Kurt Rambis. Adler also hosted ‘Access SportsNet,’ a nightly live hour show dedicated to sports in Southern California.

CW New York (WPIX, Pix11 News)[edit]

In March, 2014, it was announced that Adler was returning to New York as the sports anchor for[3] Pix11 News. She currently serves as hosts ‘PIX 11 Sports Desk’.’Since her time at Pix 11, Adler has landed exclusive interviews with [4]Magic Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, Keith Hernandez, Eli Manning,[5] and just about every big name in sports.[6] Adler serves as host of the Yankee Pre-Game Shows airing on the network.

Charitable work[edit]

Adler works with[7] The World of Children‘s Award. Served as host of their Inaugural Golf Fundraiser honoring New York Giants, Steve Weatherford. Adler also works with the Children’s Health Fund. Presenting at the charity’s annual fundraiser with actress, Julianne Moore and journalist, Jane Pauley.

Personal life[edit]

Adler graduated with honors from Stanford University and currently lives in New York, NY. She was voted[8]“Hottest News Personality” in 2009 by the Huffington Post.[9] Adler made her film debut with a Cameo appearance in ‘Fast Five‘ starring the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Adler credits her Mom as her best friend and biggest inspiration. Adler’s first language is Spanish.

WHERE’S FARNSEY?

untitled  People like Martha ask themselves, where’s Farnsey these days.  Well Farnsworth fans, according to Steve Schrader..

“The 39-year-old has caught on with the Orlando Phantoms — as a defensive end for the Florida Football Alliance semi-pro team.”  Phantoms’s coach Michael Torres, had this to say..

“The dude is a great defensive end, and that’s the funny part,” Torres said. “He’s very rangy, he’s got some motor and he’s got the attitude. He comes to practice, he does his stuff, he’s very professional — and I expected that.”