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Fenway
11-11-2008, 11:15 AM
WEEI is reporting that former Indians pitcher and broadcaster Herb Score has died at the age of 75.

Score was compared to Bob Feller when he joined the Indians but suffered a line drive in the face and was never the same.

wilburaga
11-11-2008, 11:29 AM
This guy could bring it. He struck out 508 over his first 2 years with the Injuns, walking 383. I can't imagine getting too comfortable in the box when facing those types of numbers.

RIP, Herb.

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Dick Allen
11-11-2008, 11:31 AM
He was with the White Sox for a short time, but was far from the pitcher he used to be, thanks to Gil McDougald's liner.

TDog
11-11-2008, 01:09 PM
He was with the White Sox for a short time, but was far from the pitcher he used to be, thanks to Gil McDougald's liner.

When I was a kid, Herb Score was a guest on a Chicago radio show. I believe it was Pat Sheridan's call-in show on WMAQ. What I clearly remember Herb Score saying was that getting hit with a line drive wasn't the reason he ended up being a lousy pitcher. I don't believe that was entirely true, but it was nice that he didn't use the incident as an excuse.

TommyJohn
11-11-2008, 02:01 PM
When I was a kid, Herb Score was a guest on a Chicago radio show. I believe it was Pat Sheridan's call-in show on WMAQ. What I clearly remember Herb Score saying was that getting hit with a line drive wasn't the reason he ended up being a lousy pitcher. I don't believe that was entirely true, but it was nice that he didn't use the incident as an excuse.

He always claimed that an arm injury that happened after the eye incident is what cut short his career.

Paulwny
11-11-2008, 07:56 PM
I don't know how true this is, but I heard that the eye lid, in the area he was hit, would close when he threw a pitch and this was not able to be corrected.
RIP

Medford Bobby
11-11-2008, 09:39 PM
Excellent read here:

http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2008/11/former_indians_broadcaster_her.html

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TornLabrum
11-11-2008, 10:32 PM
Through the miracle of TV (remember this was the '50s) I remember watching Herb Score pitch a few times before MacDougald's line drive. He was virtually unhittable.

Keith Olbermann mentioned tonight that he's been confined to a wheel chair the past few years as the result of a stroke. He mentioned also that Score never complained about it, just as he never complained about his fate in baseball.

A class act. I'm still glad the Sox took a flyer on him, even if it didn't work out.