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Herb Score Passes Away

Herb Score, the 1955 AL Rookie of the Year and a standout pitcher and later broadcast for the Cleveland Indians, died Tuesday. He was 75.

Score's career was cut short when he was hit in the face by a line drive in 1957. Although he remained in the game until 1962, he never again showed his early brilliance.

"Herb Score, who was signed by the same scout Cy Slapnicka as I was, would've been just as good if not better than Sandy Koufax if it wouldn't have been for his injury to his eye," Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller said. "And Sandy Koufax was the best pitcher I ever saw in my lifetime. He was a very dear friend of mine."

Go here for more on Score's life.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 11, 2008; 12:18 PM ET
Categories:  Indians  
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