Dick Enberg is found dead


Legendary sports announcer, Dick Enberg was found dead Thursday.  Enberg was 82.

Family members had became concerned when Enberg didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston earlier Thursday. He was later found dead at his home in San Diego, with his bags packed.

Although no official cause of death has been issued, his daughter Nicole told the AP that she believes he died of a heart attack.

Enberg’s career spanned 60 years in which he got to call games for UCLA basketball, Super Bowls, Olympics, Final Fours and several Major League Baseball games. He retired in 2016 after calling games for the San Diego Padres for seven years.

He was known for his countless calls of “Oh my!” for amazing plays and “touch ‘em all” for home runs.

Enberg got his foot in the door as a radio station custodian in Mount Pleasant, Mich. When he was a junior at Central Michigan. He made $1 hour. The owner of the station also gave him weekend sports and disc jockey gigs, also at $1 an hour. From there he began doing high school and college football games.

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