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American sportscaster, Dick Enberg was born on January 9, 1935. Dick Enberg, recognizable by his trademark exclamation, "Oh, my!", is one of the most prominent and respected play-by-play announcers in network television history, with a career spanning more than forty years. Dick Enberg has been a member of the CBS Sports reporting team since 2000, where he is a play by play announcer for the NFL. Before that he became one of the best sports announcers in history with NBC TV Sports. Over the span of his long career, he garnered a series of national honors and awards, including 9 Emmy Awards; 9 Sportscaster of the Year Awards; Ronald Reagan Media Award; and Victor Award (top Sportscaster for past 25 years). His versatility is reflected in the fact that he is the only person to win a National Emmy as a sportscaster, writer, and producer.
Enberg was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He studied at Central Michigan University and Indiana University, earning master's and doctorate degrees in health sciences at the latter institution. While a student at Indiana, Enberg voiced the first radio broadcast of the Little 500, the bike racing event memorialized in the film Breaking Away. He was also the play-by-play announcer for IU football and basketball games. From 1961 to 1965 he was an assistant professor and baseball coach at California State University, Northridge, then known as San Fernando Valley State College.
Dick Enberg has been described as NBC's decathlete" for the wide range of events he has reported. His play-by-play assignments have included: Super Bowl (8 times); Rose Bowl (9 times); Orange Bowl (6 times); World Series (1 time); American and National League Playoffs (3 times); French Open (16 times); Wimbledon (19 times); NCAA Basketball Finals (5 times); Heavyweight Boxing Championships (3 times); U.S. Open Golf Championship (4 times); Ryder Cup (2 times); NBA Playoffs and NBA All-Star Games. Along with football, baseball, tennis, golf, basketball, and boxing, his assignments also included gymnastics, figure skating, Breeder's Cup horse racing, track and field, golf, and Olympic Games.
According to his autobiography, Oh My, Enberg was informed by NBC that he would become the lead play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball Game of the Week beginning with the 1982 World Series (where he shared the play-by-play duties with Joe Garagiola alongisde analyst Tony Kubek) and through subsequent regular seasons. He wrote that on his football trips, he would read every Sporting News to make sure he was current with all the baseball news and notes. Then he met with NBC executives in September 1982, and they informed him that Vin Scully was in negotiations to be their lead baseball play-by-play man (teaming with Joe Garagiola while Tony Kubek would team with Bob Costas) and would begin with the network in the spring of 1983. Therefore, rather than throw him in randomnly for one World Series, Enberg wrote that he hosted the pregame/postgame shows while the team of Joe Garagiola and Tony Kubek did the games.
In addition to his career in sports broadcasting, Enberg hosted three game shows besides the aforementioned Sports Challenge: The Perfect Match in 1967, Baffle on NBC from 1973 through 1974, and Three for the Money on NBC in 1975. He also lent his voice to the animated CBS cartoon series Where's Huddles? in 1970 and the film Rollerball in 1975, and made appearances in the films Heaven Can Wait (1978), The Naked Gun (1988), and Mr. 3000 (2004).