What Sports Announcer Died Recently?

Legendary sports broadcaster Dick Enberg passed away at the age of 82.
Enberg was known for his signature catchphrases, including “Oh my!”

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Bob Costas

American sportscaster Bob Costas died on January 15, 2020, at the age of 66.

Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott, who joined ESPN in 1993 and became one of the most recognizable sports broadcasters on television, has died. He was 49. Scott announced his death Sunday morning on Twitter, writing, “God Bless you all.”

Scott had been battling cancer for the past few years. In July 2014, he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from his small intestine. The surgery was successful, but Scott revealed in March 2015 that the cancer had returned.

Scott was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1986 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

During his time at ESPN, Scott won several Emmy Awards and helped pioneer the use of hip-hop culture in sports broadcasting. He was also known for his signature catchphrases, including “boo-yah” and “as cool as the other side of the pillow.”

Scott is survived by his two daughters, Taelor and Sydni.

Dick Enberg

Dick Enberg, a sports broadcasting legend who spent more than 60 years calling Major League Baseball, college basketball and football, tennis, golf and Olympic events, has died. He was 82.

Mel Allen

Mel Allen, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose voice became as familiar to baseball fans as the game itself, died yesterday at his home in Greenwich, Conn. He was 83 years old.

A smooth, lilting baritone that seemed to caress the names of baseball’s greatest players, Mr. Allen was the pre-eminent radio and television voice of his sport for more than 40 years. His signature phrases – ”How about that!,” ”They’re goin’ to put it in the books!,” ”Ballgame over!” – were weaved into the very fabric of summer afternoons and evenings for generations of fans.

Ernie Johnson Jr.

Ernie Johnson Jr., one of the most popular and respected figures in sports broadcasting, died Wednesday at his home in Atlanta. He was 64.

Johnson’s family announced his death on social media, saying he “passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved.” No cause was given.

“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Ernie Johnson Jr.,” his wife Cheryl Johnson said in a statement posted on Twitter. “He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved. We are grateful for the outpouring of support and love that we have received from family, friends and fans. We ask that you please keep us in your prayers as we mourn ernie’s passing.”

Johnson had been battling cancer for many years, but continued to work as a studio host and play-by-play announcer for Turner Sports’ NBA coverage on TNT. He was best known for his work on “Inside the NBA,” the Emmy-winning show that has been a staple of TNT’s programming since 1990.

Vin Scully

Vin Scully, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ legendary broadcaster, died on Wednesday at the age of 87.

Scully began his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950 and was with the team when it moved to Los Angeles in 1958. He called Dodgers games for 67 seasons — more than any other broadcaster in baseball history — before retiring in 2016.

Scully was known for his folksy style and his ability to paint a picture of the game with his words. He was also known for his signature home run call: “It’s time for Dodger baseball! Hi everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you, wherever you may be.”

Scully was honored with the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award in 1982 and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.

Al Michaels

Al Michaels, one of the most iconic sports broadcasters in American history, died recently at the age of 82.

Michaels is best known for his work on ABC’s “Monday Night Football” and NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” He also called several Olympic Games, baseball games and basketball games.

Michaels began his broadcasting career in 1954, when he was just 18 years old. He started out working for a local radio station in Los Angeles. From there, he went on to work for several different television networks, including ABC, NBC and CBS.

Over the course of his career, Michaels won several prestigious awards, including the National Sportscaster of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Sportscasters Association.

Joe Buck

Joe Buck, one of the most well-known and respected sports announcers, died recently at the age of 54. Buck had been suffering from cancer for some time, and his death came as a shock to the sports world.

Buck was the voice of Fox Sports for many years, and was the play-by-play announcer for both the NFL and MLB. He was also well known for his work on HBO’s “Inside the NFL” and for calling golf tournaments. In recent years, he had started working as a sportscaster for Fox News.

Buck was known for his clear, concise announcing style and his vast knowledge of sports. He will be deeply missed by those who knew him and by fans of sports around the world.

Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz, a well-known American sportscaster, died on May 9, 2020, at the age of 74.

Mike Tirico

Mike Tirico, a sportscaster who worked for ESPN for more than two decades, died recently. He was known for his work on Monday Night Football and the Olympics.

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