ASA Chairman Dick Enberg to Become New TV Voice of the San Diego Padres

By Corey Brock /

SAN DIEGO -- "Oh my!" The Padres have landed a legend for their television broadcast team -- Dick Enberg, who is considered not only one of the most versatile broadcasters in sports, but also one of the most recognized.

A source with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday that an official announcement will come Thursday and a press conference will be held at PETCO Park.

It's believed that the longtime Chairman of the American Sportscasters Association, who currently works for CBS Sports, will call about 120 games next season as part of the Padres television team.

Enberg, who will turn 75 on Jan. 9, lives in nearby La Jolla.

For the past 10 years, Enberg has been a play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports and this past Sunday, he was part of the team that broadcast the San Diego Chargers game.

Prior to going to CBS, Enberg spent 25 years with NBC Sports, beginning in 1975 as the play-by-play announcer for college basketball.

He has covered just about every significant sporting event there is, from Super Bowls to the Olympics. He was the play-by-play voice of the California Angels from 1969-78 and worked one season again with the Angels in '85.

Enberg has earned a series of national honors, including 14 Emmy Awards as well as nine Sportscaster of the Year Awards.