Featured CAB Legacy Honoree: Herb Score
Many a Clevelander grew up listening to the great Herb Score announcing game after Indians game. But Herb got his start as a fireballing pitcher who was heir apparent to Bob Feller. Born in Rosedale, New York, Herb became a part of Cleveland history by signing with the Cleveland Indians at the age of 19. In the spring 0f 55, he became a member of the starting rotation and was named ‘Rookie of the Year’ by MLB. In 1957, Herb got hit by that fateful line drive that essentially ended his career. Herb played a few more seasons of major league baseball and in 1964 he was hired to be the color man on the Indians television broadcasts. After 4 seasons on television, he landed in the radio booth and became the most treasured Indians announcer. In the booth, Herb was rarely critical, occasionally misspoke about the inning and neglected to state the score or inning often, but to Clevelanders, he was ‘our guy’. Luckily, Herb’s broadcast career ended with the powerful Indians teams of the 90’s. Herb received the Cleveland Association of Broadcaster Excellence in Broadcasting award in 1996 and was inducted into the Cleveland Press Club Journalism Hall of Fame and the Ohio Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1998.
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