Bob Wolff's Complete Guide to Sportscasting by Bob Wolff

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How many sportscasters working today can say that they’ve interviewed both Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter? The answer is one, and his name is Bob Wolff. Having called everything from the World Series to the Westminster Kennel Club Show on both TV and radio, Wolff is uniquely qualified to write a comprehensive guide to the art of sportscasting. And in Bob Wolff ’s Complete Guide to Sportscasting, he pours forth sixty-plus years of experience and wisdom behind the microphone to create the definitive volume on the subject, a book that will be devoured by aspiring sportscasters for generations. Part how-to, part memoir, it’s a book that breaks down the sportscasting profession from all angles to present a step-by-step playbook for success.

As Wolff explains in his introduction, it doesn’t take great talent to become a sportscaster. After all, it’s the athletes who provide the stories. The sportscaster’s job is to add information and identification, sometimes entertainment, and aim at enhancing the viewing or listening pleasure for our electronic friends at the other end. It’s nice work if you can get it, and nobody has ever enjoyed this work more than Bob Wolff. Read this book to find out why and how you, too, can do the same.

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Bob Wolff is the longest running broadcaster in television and radio history, now in his ninth decade behind the microphone. The only broadcaster in history to call the championships of all four major pro sports, his historic calls include Don Larsen's legendary perfect game in the 1956 World Series and the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts ("The Greatest Game Ever Played"). Wolff was the television and/or radio play-by-play voice of The New York Knicks and New York Rangers for twenty-seven years. In addition to his enshrinement in both the baseball and basketball Halls of Fame, he has also been honored with induction into Madison Square Garden's Walk of Fame and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. In 2009, the broadcast booth at Nationals Park in Washington was named in his honor. At the age of 92, Wolff is still sportscasting on television and radio.
Published March 9, 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing. 368 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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I ended up doing three Pac-10 games, and I’ll be at two Big Ten Tournament games this weekend, so by the time the tournament starts, maybe seven or eight games, which is very helpful in feeling the rhythm and time-out situations, the subtle rule changes.

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