Legendary sports announcer Dick Enberg passed away unexpectedly in his home yesterday. He announced all types of sports from his play-by-play for college basketball, college and professional football and Major League Baseball. He also called other sporting events such as boxing, tennis, golf, horse racing and the Olympics.
San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Bryce Miller broke the sad news on Twitter. He also stated that Dick’s wife believes her husband died of a heart attack.
Dick who last worked for the San Diego Padres had just retired from broadcasting in 2016. Don Orsillo, the former Red Sox announced had taken over for Dick and shared his thoughts on his passing.