Dick Enberg — a Hall of Fame sportscaster with the signature call of “Oh, my!” — passed away on Thursday night. He was 82.
Enberg’s daughter told ESPN the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive in Boston on his scheduled flight. The family believes he suffered a heart attack while waiting for a car to take him to the airport — “He was dressed with his bags packed at the door,” his wife Barbara told the San Diego Tribune.
Enberg worked for CBS, NBC and ESPN over the course of his nearly 60-year career. He spent seven years as the primary play-by-play television voice of the San Diego Padres before retiring in 2016.
He worked 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA men’s basketball title games — including the most famous college basketball game of all-time, the 1979 NCAA Championship game featuring Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
One of his earliest jobs was doing TV work for the UCLA Bruins basketball team in the 1960s and 70s. They won eight championships during his nine years there.