Legendary sportscaster Dick Enberg, who has covered all four Grand Slam tennis events over his 50-year career, will be honored with the Eugene L. Scott Award at the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Legends Ball on Sept. 9 in New York City. The award recognizes tennis contributors who embody Scott’s commitment to communicating honestly and critically about the game, and who have had a significant impact on the tennis world.
Scott founded Tennis Week magazine and wrote the well-respected “Vantage Point” column until his death in 2005. Previous recipients of the award have been John McEnroe (2006); Andre Agassi (2007); Billie Jean King (2008); Arthur Ashe and his wife Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (2009); and Martina Navratilova (2010).
Enberg, 76, is well-known for his “Oh, my!” catchphrase. He is a 13-time Emmy winner and nine-time Sportscaster of the Year. He announced earlier this year that he is retiring from Grand Slam tournaments, though he will continue to call baseball games for the San Diego Padres.
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