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Bob Wolff

Bob Wolff (Sportscaster.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 29, 1920.)  Acknowledged as the longest-running sportscaster in television history, Robert A. Wolff has been on the New York sports scene since 1954.  Wolff began in Washington, D.C., in 1946 with the old DuMont Network.  He became the Knicks television voice in 1954, beginning an association with […]

Jake Powell

Jake Powell (Baseball.  Born, Silver Spring, MD, July 15, 1908; died, Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 1948.)  In between two tours with the Washington Senators, Alvin Jacob Powell spent parts of five tumultuous seasons with the Yankees.  An outfielder with good defensive skills, Powell was a righthanded hitter who never reached his potential.  He was, however, […]

George Case

George Case (College baseball.  Born, Trenton, NJ, Nov. 11, 1915; died, Trenton, NJ, Jan. 23, 1989.)  An outfielder with the old Washington Senators who led the A.L. in stolen bases six times, George Washington Case was head baseball coach at Rutgers for 11 seasons (1950-60).  Case had an overall record of 113-82-3 at Rutgers, where […]

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