Broadcast legend Dick Enberg dies at 82

Broadcast legend Dick Enberg dies at 82
Broadcast legend Dick Enberg dies at 82
Posted at 10:13 PM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-22 09:20:24-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Sports fans are mourning one of the legendary announcers of all-time.

Dick Enberg died at his La Jolla home on Thursday. He was 82-years-old.

Enberg most recently served at the television voice of the Padres, stepping down from that role at the end of the 2016 season, but maybe be one of the most versatile sports broadcasters in history.

From the Super Bowl to Wimbledon, Enberg was the familiar voice calling some of the biggest sporting events on the planet, saving his signature, "Oh My!" call for critical moments.

Late Thursday night, San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler and Managing Partner Peter Seidler released the following statement:

“We are immensely saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg. Dick was an institution in the industry for 60 years and we were lucky enough to have his iconic voice behind the microphone for Padres games for nearly a decade. On behalf of our entire organization, we send our deepest condolences to his wife, Barbara, and the entire Enberg family.”

Among his many roles, Enberg served as the basketball voice of the UCLA Bruins and the baseball voice of the California Angels early in his career.