Dick Enberg, legendary sportscaster, dies at 82

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Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg died at age 82, his wife and daughter confirmed Thursday night, according to reports.

In addition to his wife, Enberg is survived by his six children.

Enberg died at his home in La Jolla, California.

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"There will never be another Dick Enberg", said Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports.

Enberg started his journey in sports broadcasting by calling in basketball games in 1957 for $35 a game, however he eventually become one of the most recognizable voice for big games and ended up calling 10 Super Bowls. People say: 'Have you heard about so and so?

"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 almost a decade", Padres owners Ron Fowler and Peter Seidler said in a statement.

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Enberg got his foot in the door as a radio station custodian in Mount Pleasant, Mich. He made $1 an hour. He called UCLA Bruins basketball games during their string of NCAA titles in the '60s and '70s, led by Coach John Wooden.

He went on to do work for CBS Sports and ESPN, with his voice commonly associated with the National Football League and college basketball games, as well as the all-grass tennis tournament in England. Enberg broadcast nine no-hitters, including two by San Francisco's Tim Lincecum against the Padres in 2013 and 2014. For his outstanding contribution to the world of sports broadcasting, he received 13 Sports Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. 2016 - A memorable conversation between Dick Enberg and Vin Scully Hall of Famers Vin Scully and Dick Enberg talk on Padres Live about the past and the future as they head into the last month of their careers before retirement via FOX Sports San D. UCLA, unbeaten; Houston, unbeaten. "The '79 game, the Magic-Bird game, everyone wants to credit that as the greatest game of all time". He also earned honors from the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "That became a monumental event", he added.

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