Enberg’s daughter, Nicole, said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on a scheduled flight to Boston on Thursday. He was found dead of an apparent heart attack at his home, his bags packed.
Most recently, Enberg was the main play-by-play television voice of the San Diego Padres. He retired in 2016 after spending seven seasons with the team.
His career included such honors as the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award (2015), the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Rozelle Award (1999) and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Gowdy Award (1995).
But Enberg will best be remembered for his “Oh, my” exclamation, which usually came as a big play or a long home run unfolded. It perfectly captured the awe of the moment for fans, who probably were saying something similar at home as they watched. He was also known for his baseball catch phrase of “Touch ’em all” after a home run.