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Legendary sports broadcaster Enberg dies

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Legendary sports broadcaster Dick Enberg on Thursday. He was 82.

Enberg was scheduled to fly to Boston, Massachusetts, where he was supposed to meet with his family. However, his family began to get concerned when he did not arrive.

Legendary sports broadcaster Dick Enberg waves to the San Diego Padres crowd prior to his final home game in 2016 (Getty Images)

Legendary sports broadcaster Dick Enberg waves to the San Diego Padres crowd prior to his final home game in 2016 (Getty Images)

 

He was found dead at his La Jolla home, which is a neighborhood near San Diego, California. He had his bags packed, his family said.

The family is reporting that they believe he suffered a heart attack. However, an official word has not been released yet.

Enberg was a beloved sports broadcaster, who worked for NBC, CBS and ESPN throughout his career. Most recently, he was also the San Diego Padres play-by-play broadcaster.

“Baseball,” he said then, according to ESPN, “has been in my DNA from the time I was in diapers.”

He worked for the Padres from 2009 up until the end of the 2016 season.

In his long career he covered 28 Wimbledon’s, 10 Super Bowls, and eight NCAA men’s basketball title games, according to ESPN. He also covered the “Game of the Century” between the Houston Cougars and the UCLA Bruins in 1968.

Enberg was also the broadcaster for the Magic Johnson and Larry Bird game in 1979.

Those were not the only accomplishments in his long journey in the field. He won the Ford C. Frick Award in 2015 from the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

He also received the Rozelle Award in 1999 from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He also won the Gowdy Award in 1995 from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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