Today in Tribe History: November 11, 2008
Compiled by Jason Kaminski
Popular Tribe pitcher and radio announcer Herb Score passes away at the age of 75 after a lengthy illness. Score joined the Indians in 1955 and quickly became one of the best pitchers in baseball. He posted a 16-10 record with a 2.85 ERA that season. On May 7, 1957, against the New York Yankees at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Score was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Gil McDougald, breaking numerous bones in his face and leaving him bloodied. He nearly lost his vision but would recover and return at the end of the 1958 season. However, he was never quite the same and battled many nagging injuries throughout his career. After retiring he would eventually join the Indians again as a TV announcer in 1964 and would move to the radio booth to serve as the play-by-play announcer from 1968-1997. Score was elected to the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998.
Photo: Topps Baseball Card