October 25, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame sports announcer Bob Wolff has been honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the "Longest Career as a Broadcaster" in a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium.
The 93-year-old Wolff, still working for News 12 Long Island, was celebrated on the field Thursday night before New York played the Seattle Mariners. He has been broadcasting for 74 years, 6 months and 7 days, the Yankees announced.
The giant scoreboard in center field showed black-and-white photos of Wolff at work with an old-fashioned microphone decades ago. Among the famous events he called were Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series and the 1958 NFL championship game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants, both at the original Yankee Stadium.