2010 Frick Ballot Preview: Herb Score
Winner to be announced First week in february
January 28, 2010
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Herb Score spent 34 years with the Cleveland Indians (1964-97), where he began his career as the color commentator on Indians TV telecasts and took over as the radio play-by-play man in 1968.
|Herb Score is one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award.|
Score is one of ten finalists for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The winner of the 2010 Frick Award will be announced during the first week in February and honored during the July 23-26 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Cooperstown.
Presented annually since 1978, the Ford C. Frick Award is given to an active or retired broadcaster with a minimum of 10 years of continuous major league broadcast service with a ball club, network, or a combination of the two.
Score’s legendary fastball helped him gain American League Rookie of the Year honors in 1955. He posted a 16-10 record and a 2.85 ERA that year, while setting the record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie pitcher with 245. That mark stood until 1984 when it was broken by Dwight Gooden. Score was selected to the American League All-Star team in 1955 and 1956. Score passed away on Nov. 11, 2008.