A look at Dick Enberg's career among legendary Southern California sports broadcasters

Dick Enberg

He had an integral part of the sports world, having called Super Bowls and Wimbledon tennis matches for the major TV networks of CBS, NBC, and ESPN.

"We are immensely saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg", Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler and managing partner Peter Seidler said in a statement. "On behalf of our entire organization, we send our deepest condolences to his wife, Barbara, and the entire Enberg family".

He's also been honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Basketball Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In this photo, San Diego Padres announcer Dick Enberg waves to the crowd during a ceremony held before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park in San Diego, California, Sept. 29, 2016. While at Central Michigan, Enberg was employed by Detroit Tigers radio affiliate WSAM in Saginaw.

Enberg was born on January 9, 1935, in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He began his broadcasting career as a student at Central Michigan University, where he graduated in 1957.

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Enberg then became a professor and assistant baseball coach at San Fernando Valley State College, now Cal State Northridge.

Enberg also did play-by-play for baseball's California Angels and the NFL's Los Angeles Rams.

"I'm going to make the transition to being a fan", Enberg told MLB.com.

Enberg worked for CBS Sports for 11 years prior to the Padres, serving as a play-by-play voice for the National Football League, college basketball, PGA Golf and the U.S. Open Tennis Championship.

He worked 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA men's basketball title games - including the most famous college basketball game of all-time, the 1979 NCAA Championship game featuring Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

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