Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, who captivated audiences for more than 60 years with his classic "Oh my!" calls, died in his San Diego home on Thursday. He was 82.
Throughout the course of his illustrious career, Enberg covered a number of sports for several different networks, including NBC, CBS, and ESPN. According to ESPN, he covered 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls, and 8 NCAA men’s basketball title games, and he received a number of honors and awards over the years. He was given the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award in 2015, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Rozelle Award in 1999, and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Gowdy Award in 1995. He also racked up 13 Emmy Awards and was even given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Enberg retired in 2016 after serving as the play-by-play TV voice for the San Diego Padres for 7 years. The Padres released a statement shortly after Enberg’s family confirmed his death late Thursday.
Many people in the sports community are mourning the loss of Enberg at the moment. From those who worked closely with him to those who admired him from afar, he clearly made a big impact on the lives of so many, especially those in broadcasting.
Enberg is survived by his wife, his 5 children, and his 3 grandchildren.