Dick Enberg in 2010
|Born||Richard Alan Enberg
January 9, 1935
Mount Clemens, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||December 21, 2017
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jeri Taylor (m. 1963 – div. 1973)
Barbara Hedbring (m. 1983 – his death. 2017)
Richard Alan "Dick" Enberg (January 9, 1935 – December 21, 2017) was an American sportscaster. He was the voice of the San Diego Padres. He also announced or hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade for many years, sometimes with the help of family members.
He broadcast for many sports and events for NBC, including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the U.S. Open golf championship, college football, college basketball, the Wimbledon and French Open tennis tournaments, heavyweight boxing, Breeders' Cup and other horse racing events, and the Olympic Games.
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Enberg received many awards and honors in his lifetime. These include 13 Sports Emmy Awards (as well as a Lifetime Achievement Emmy), nine National Sportscaster of the Year awards from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (and is in that organization's Hall of Fame), five Sportscaster of the Year awards from the American Sportscasters Association, the Pete Rozelle Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Curt Gowdy Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Enberg is the only sportscaster so far to win Emmys in three categories (broadcasting, writing, and producing). In 1973, he was the first U.S. sportscaster to visit the People's Republic of China.
References[change | change source]
- Brock, Corey (2009-12-03). "Enberg on board as Padres TV voice". MLB.com.