San Diego Padres Hire Broadcasting Great Dick Enberg
Dick Enberg is coming back to call the sport he loves, baseball. Enberg is leaving CBS to call the San Diego Padres. He’ll get time off to keep calling ESPN’s Wimbledon and hopes to work CBS U.S. Open tennis.
But now, he’ll focus on the sport he played, briefly coached and sees as the best to broadcast. Growing up in Michigan he hoped to be a Detroit Tiger, but only made the college JV at Central Michigan. He then moved on to teach coach baseball at what is now Cal State-Fullerton, until he landed local TV work for teams including the California Angels.
Padres team president Tom Garfinkel took a leap of faith a few months back when he asked the broadcast legend if he would want to call baseball games again, specifically Padres games. After working out details with Enberg’s other employers, ESPN and CBS, the two sides agreed to a multi-year deal for the 74-year-old.
Enberg will call between 120-125 games next season as part of the Padres television team. He will be the lead broadcaster. The rest of the Chan. 4 television crew, Mark Grant, Mark Neely and Tony Gwynn, will also return.
In his career, Enberg has earned 14 Emmy Awards as well as nine Sportscaster of the Year Awards.
I can’t already wait to purchases my MLB package and to watch a Padres game and hear Enberg.