Longtime Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg died Thursday in La Jolla. He was 82.
Enberg called just about every major American sporting event, including Super Bowls, NCAA basketball championships, Wimbledons and French Open Championships as well as numerous NBA, MLB and college football games. It’s no wonder the love for Enberg began to pour out shortly after the news of his death surfaced.
Kindest, most proactive possible treatment of newcomers in this business, for the length of his career. What a terrible loss https://t.co/MkYGx1LCnP
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 22, 2017
Godspeed Dick Enberg. I hope so badly this very scene is currently taking place in a broadcast booth on the other side. pic.twitter.com/2IyncWidmQ
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) December 22, 2017
If there was a Mount Rushmore of LA Sports Announcers, Dick Enberg is on it with Chick Hearn, Vin Scully and Bob Miller. Rams, Angels, UCLA, NBC, and so much more. Was the first famous announcer I ever met, and he couldn't have been nicer. Definition of a gentleman. RIP.
— John Ireland (@LAIreland) December 22, 2017
So saddened to hear the news of the passing of the legendary Dick Enberg. Had the pleasure to work with and interview him. A genius and genial storyteller of the best variety.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 22, 2017
Dick Enberg was such a brilliant minimalist, it wasn't always easy to notice how great he was. He was comfortable doing any sport, every sport. I feel like my uncle just died. RIP, and thank you.
— scott pianowski (@scott_pianowski) December 22, 2017
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) December 22, 2017
Our thoughts are with the @Padres and the family and loved ones of Dick Enberg. May he rest in peace.
One of the broadcasting world’s greats, his “Oh my!” inspired his one-time partner Dave Niehaus’ “My oh my.”
— Mariners (@Mariners) December 22, 2017
— jamesmiller (@JimMiller) December 22, 2017
RIP Dick Enberg. An icon. A sports broadcasting superstar as a human being. I had the pleasure of knowing Dick Enberg personally and found him warm, gracious, caring and always professional. Thoughts and prayers to his wife Barbara and his family.
— chuck swirsky (@ctsbulls) December 22, 2017
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) December 22, 2017