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Dec222017

Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82

Denis Poroy/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dick Enberg, the Hall of Fame broadcaster has died, his wife and daughter confirmed Thursday night. He was 82.

Enberg was one of America's most beloved sports broadcasters across the world on networks such as NBC, CBS and ESPN. He covered 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA men's basketball title games, including the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird showdown in 1979.

His work includes the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award (2015), the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Rozelle Award (1999) and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Gowdy Award (1995).

He won 13 Sports Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and UCLA named its media center in Pauley Pavilion after Enberg this year.

Enberg had served as the primary play-by-play television voice of the San Diego Padres for seven seasons until his retirement in 2016.

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