Celebrating Dick Enberg at his final Padres home game.

OH MY! Dick Enberg was congratulated and celebrated at the final 2016 home game of the San Diego Padres.
OH MY! Dick Enberg was congratulated and celebrated at the final 2016 home game of the San Diego Padres.

Dick Enberg, sports broadcasting legend and beloved Padres television broadcaster for the past seven years, was celebrated tonight by his colleagues and thousands of fans. 2016 is Dick Enberg’s final season broadcasting for the San Diego Padres. And tonight was the final home game of the Padres’ season.

I was at the game. I wasn’t able to take good photos of the ceremony at home plate, but I did capture some memorable images from the videoboard.

I remember watching Dick Enberg when I was a child. He has become a part of the American culture. The Olympics, Super Bowls, Wimbledon, the Masters–his voice has been attached to so many sporting events and championships. Like many San Diego Padres fans, I will miss seeing him and hearing his voice.

Remembering a sports broadcasting legend. A photo of a young Dick Enberg is flashed on the Petco Park videoboard, celebrating the Padres broadcaster during the 2016 season's final home game.
Remembering a sports broadcasting legend. A photo of a young Dick Enberg is flashed on the Petco Park videoboard, celebrating the Padres broadcaster during the 2016 season’s final home game.
Dick Enberg addresses the crowd. He loved doing television broadcasts for the Padres, and San Diego fans loved him in return.
Dick Enberg addresses the crowd. He loved doing television broadcasts for the Padres, and San Diego fans loved him in return.
Dick Enberg's famous expression OH MY! was emblazoned on the field during the game.
Dick Enberg’s famous expression OH MY! was emblazoned on the field during the game.
Dick Enberg receives honors during a ceremony on the field before his final home Padres ball game. Here he is seen with his family.
Dick Enberg receives honors during a ceremony on the field before his final Padres home game. Here he is seen with his family.
Dick Enberg sports cool sunglasses during a Padres baseball broadcast alongside Mark Grant.
Dick Enberg sports cool sunglasses during a Padres baseball broadcast alongside Mark Grant.
Having a great time in the broadcast booth, making great memories.
Having a great time in the broadcast booth, making great memories.
Image of Dick Enberg at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, where he was awarded the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting.
Image of Dick Enberg at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, where he was awarded the 2015 Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting.
Congratulations Dick Enberg. And thank you!
Congratulations Dick Enberg. And thank you!

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