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Remembering Cleveland's beloved Herb Score

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Sad news out of Cleveland today as we learned that legendary Indians pitcher and broadcaster Herb Score passed away at the age of 75.

Team president Paul Dolan called Score "one of the greatest men in the history of our franchise" and it's impossible to take issue with that statement.

Though faced with the challenging task of overcoming the tragic line drive from Gil McDougald that derailed his young and outstanding pitching career — after a then-record 245-strikeout campaign, he was the 1955 AL Rookie of the Year — Score was able to put it behind him and become a fixture on Cleveland's radio waves for 34 seasons.

There will undoubtedly be plenty of tributes written to Score in the coming days, but if you're looking to read up on the man right now, you need to look no further than this piece that Joe Posnanski wrote over the summer. For someone who knew Score as only a name in the baseball history books or as an out-of-town voice I never had the pleasure of listening to, it was certainly nice primer on a man that baseball is proud to call its own.

One more thing: When Skip Caray died a few months ago, our post turned into a nice tribute to the man. I invite all of you who hold Score in the same high regard to do the same in the comment section below. Godspeed, Mr. Score.

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