In memory of legendary sportscaster and Walk of Famer Dick Enberg, flowers were placed on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM PST. The star in the category of Television is located at 6752 Hollywood Blvd.
“Oh my! We are going to miss you!” Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce signed the card on behalf of the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Richard Alan "Dick" Enberg is an American sportscaster currently employed by the San Diego Padres, CBS, and ESPN. His current duties include play-by-play for Padres telecasts on 4SD and coverage of three Grand Slam professional tennis tournaments for CBS, ESPN and ESPN2. He is well-known for his signature catchphrase that he uses after exciting and outstanding athletic plays.
Enberg was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Following high school in Armada, Michigan, he played college baseball and earned a bachelor's degree in 1957 at Central Michigan University. Enberg then went on to graduate school at Indiana University, where he earned master's and doctorate degrees in health sciences. While at Indiana, Enberg voiced the first radio broadcast of the Little 500, the bicycle racing event popularized in the film Breaking Away. He was also the play-by-play announcer for Indiana Hoosiers football and basketball games, and in 1961 called his first NCAA basketball tournament event, the championship game between Cincinnati and Ohio State. From 1961 to 1965 he was an assistant professor and baseball coach at Cal State Northridge, then known as "San Fernando Valley State College."
Dick Enberg is also a member of the fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa.
In the late 1960s, Enberg began a full-time sportscasting career, calling radio broadcasts for the California Angels of Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League, and UCLA Bruins basketball. After every Angels victory, he would wrap up his broadcast with, "And the halo shines tonight." This was in reference to the " Big A" scoreboard, and the halo at the top, which would light up for everyone in the area to see, particularly from the stadium-adjacent freeway. Four times Enberg was named California Sportscaster of the Year.