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Herb Score Dies At 75

Former major league pitcher and longtime Cleveland Indians broadcaster Herb Score passed away today at the age of 75.

Score was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1955 and led the league in strikeouts in '55 and '56 by a wide margin. He was, essentially, Nolan Ryan, only lefthanded.

On May 7, 1957 he was hit in the eye by a line drive off the bat of the Yankees' Gil McDougald -- the second batter of the game. He missed the rest of the season and though he tried to come back, with both the Indians and White Sox, he was done in 1962, age 29. He then became a Tribe broadcaster, well loved by Indians fans for more than 30 years.

Condolences to Tribe fans and Herb's family.

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