Sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at age 82

Dick Enberg

 

Dick Enberg, the Hall of Fame broadcaster has died, his wife and daughter confirmed Thursday night. He was 82.

Enberg’s daughter, Nicole, said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday, and that he was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighborhood, with his bags packed. The family said it believes he had a heart attack, but is awaiting official word.

The legendary sportscaster had covered sports around the world for NBC, CBS, ESPN, and other major media outlets.

He covered 28 Wimbledon’s, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA men’s basketball title games.

Most recently, Enberg had served as the primary play-by-play television voice of the San Diego Padres, retiring in 2016 after seven seasons with the team.

His signature call, “oh my,” came usually after an impact play, but just as memorable was his ability to sum up a huge play or moment with a few poetic words, or no words at all.

In 2,000 Enberg joined CBS Sports to contribute to its coverage of the NFL, NCAA tournament, U.S. Open tennis tournament, the Masters and PGA championship. He also covered the U.S. Open Golf Championship.

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