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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Herb Score- Rest in Peace

Former great Indians pitcher and long time Indians broadcaster Herb Score died today. A left handed pitcher with a great fastball, Score was the 1955 Rookie of the Year and followed that with an even better second season when he won 20 games and struck out 263 batters. Tragically, early in the fifth game of his third season a line drive from Gil McDougald struck Score in his eye. While he pitched in parts of five more seasons he was never the same pitcher again. A man of strong faith, he never blamed that accident for his career ending prematurely. Instead he always said he thought he hurt his arm pitching on a cold night the following year. After his playing days, Score was the voice of the Indians for a generation of fans. While he was a great ball player, anyone who met him said he was a much better person than ball player. Unlike many announcers, Score was like an old family friend to the listening audience.

Here are a few links to articles on Score's passing.
A review of his life and career.
Bill Livingston: Herb Score belongs at the top of a lot of lists.
Two of his play by play partners pay tribute: Tom Hamilton & Joe Tait.


Rest in Peace, Herb.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

Agreed. Grew up listening to Score. I'll never forget his last game - Game 7 of the World Series, but for wrong reasons.

November 12, 2008 at 5:36 PM

 

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