Bob Wolff was the 1995 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award. Wolff began his professional sportscasting career in 1939 on CBS radio in Durham, NC while attending Duke University. Four years later he branched out to television as a sportscaster on the old DuMont Network with WTTG in Washington, D.C.
In 1947, in addition to his radio assignments, Wolff began the first of 19 years telecasting baseball, starting with the Washington Senators. Working the TV booth for the Minnesota Twins followed.
In Washington, Wolff was the toast of the town. He not only did the play-by-play of the Senators, he also starred in both their pre- and post-game 15 minute TV shows, simultaneously hosted their recorded pre- and post-game radio shows, broadcast a nightly TV and radio sports show, syndicated his TV baseball interview shows to other big league cities, wrote a syndicated baseball column and headed the Knothole Gang. His scorebooks were a featured item at concession stands. For many years, Bob Wolff was baseball in Washington. He excelled locally, regionally, and then nationally.