Herb Score

Herb Score
Birthdate 6/7/1933
Death Date 11/11/2008
Debut Year 1955
Year of Induction
Teams Indians, White Sox
Positions Announcer, Pitcher

Herb Score was the Rookie of the Year, led the AL in Ks twice & won 20 games, all before the age of 24. He was inducted into the Indians HoF in 2006.

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Men throughout the game checked in on Herb Score after his injury

Men throughout the game checked in on Herb Score after his injury

Herb Score was on his way to superstardom after his first two big league seasons. In his rookie season of 1955, the 22-year old went 16-10 with a league-leading 245 strikeouts. He was selected to the All Star game and named the American League Rookie of the Year. The following season, Score was even better. He went 20-9, allowed a league low 5.84 hits per
Herb Score was classified 4-F “not acceptable for service in the Armed Forces” - here are his draft cards

Herb Score was classified 4-F “not acceptable for service in the Armed Forces” - here are his draft cards

Herb Score broke into Major League Baseball as one of the game’s best pitchers. In his MLB debut on April 15, 1955 he pitched a complete-game with nine strikeouts. By the time the season ended, Score was the league’s strikeout leader and Rookie of the Year. The following season he again
Herb Score was inducted into the Indians team Hall of Fame in 2006

Herb Score was inducted into the Indians team Hall of Fame in 2006

After starting with two outstanding years in 1955 and 1956, Herb Score was hit in the face by a screaming line drive off of the bat of Gil McDougald in early 1957. He started 66 games his first two years, then only 10 contests over the next two seasons. The Indians gave up on him in April of 1960 when they shipped him to the Chicago White Sox.
Herb Score was dominant in his firs two big league seasons

Herb Score was dominant in his firs two big league seasons

Herb Score’s first two season in the big leagues featured 36 wins, two All Star appearances, the Rookie of the Year Award, and two years of league-leading strikeout totals. After getting hit in the face by a Gil MacDougal comebacker, he was never the same. Though he pitched parts of six additional MLB seasons, Score won only 19 more games.
Score's final seasons came with the Chicago White Sox

Score's final seasons came with the Chicago White Sox

The Indians shipped Herb Score to the White Sox on April 18, 1960. Score appeared in 35 games for Chicago from 1960-1962, posting 6 wins against 12 losses and a 4.25 earned run average. In the collection is this 1961 Topps card depicting Score with the Chisox autographed by the man who devoted most of his adult life to America’s national pastime.

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