Indians Voice Herb Score Passes
November 11, 2008 at 10:58 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of long-time CLEVELAND INDIANS broadcaster HERB SCORE, who died TUESDAY at his home in ROCKY RIVER, OH at 75. He had suffered a stroke in 2002 and was in a wheelchair since that time; he had previously suffered significant injuries in a 1998 traffic accident.
SCORE, the AMERICAN LEAGUE Rookie of the Year in 1955, saw his pitching career take an unfortunate turn when his face was shattered by a line drive off the bat of NEW YORK YANKEES shortstop GIL MCDOUGALD in 1957. After retiring in 1962, he joined the INDIANS TV crew in 1964 and moved to radio in 1968, calling INDIANS games until his 1997 retirement, ending with the final game of the WORLD SERIES that year.
"Today is a sad day for the CLEVELAND INDIANS family and for CLEVELAND INDIANS fans everywhere," said team President PAUL DOLAN. "We have lost one of the greatest men in the history of our franchise. Generations of INDIANS fans owe their love of the TRIBE to HERB SCORE, who was a powerful pitcher and legendary broadcaster. Our thoughts and prayers are with (wife) NANCY and the family."