Former Indians Player, Broadcaster Dies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday, November 11, 2008. (AP) -- Herb Score, the Cleveland Indians pitcher and former broadcaster whose promise on the mound was shattered by a line drive, has died. He was 75.

The team said he died at his home Tuesday in Rocky River, Ohio.

Score pitched for the Indians from 1955-59. He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1955 after going 16-10. He went 20-9 in 1956 and twice made the All-Star team.

Score's career took a grim turn on May 7, 1957, when Gil MacDougald of the New York Yankees lined a ball off of Score's right eye, breaking his nose and facial bones. Score regained his vision but was never the same player.

He went on to become the "Voice of the Indians" for a 34-year run from 1963-97.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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