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Dick Enberg to retire following 2016 season

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The legendary sportscaster is calling it quits.

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

After seven seasons of Padres baseball and sixty years of sportscasting, Dick Enberg is ready to hang up his headset. The Ford C. Frick Award winner announced today that the 2016 baseball season will be his last behind the microphone.

"In culminating 60 years of sports broadcasting, it has been a tremendous thrill to be the TV voice of my hometown San Diego Padres, and I'm tremendously excited that I will have a continuing TV role through the 2016 season, an All-Star Game year for San Diego," said Enberg.

Padres President and CEO had nothing but good things to say about the longtime broadcaster.

"Inarguably, Dick is the greatest storyteller the sports world has ever known, and we have been fortunate to have heard his legendary voice and signature calls on our Padres telecasts since 2010."

Enberg never resonated with Padres fans the way his predecessors Mel Proctor or Matt Vasgersian did, but he took his criticism in stride while getting plenty of love from fans and press outside San Diego. The Padres haven't said anything about who might replace Enberg, but they've got a year and a half to figure it out.