I was 12 years old and was in bed,listening on my transistor radio to the Yankees playing the Indians when Gil McDougald hit a ball that hit Herb Score in the eye. I prayed for him, but he was never the same again. He was a great left handed pitcher, who would have been a hall of fame pitcher if not for the injury. God bless him and his family, and may he rest in peace.
Herb Score was my childhood hero. I met him in the broadcast booth at Municipal Stadium and he autographed a ball for me. It still sets in my office at home. I worshipped the guy! I'll meet him someday in heaven. Thanks for the Memories
I HAD THE GAME ON THE RADIO THE NIGHT HERB GOT HURT. AS A 12 YEAR OLD , HERB AND THE ROCK WERE MY HEROS
I NEVER MET HERB IN PERSON, BUT I KNEW HIM QUITE WELL. I CAN STILL REMEMBER LISTENING TO HIM AND BOB NEAL IN THE MID-60S ON A LITTLE TRANSISTOR RADIO WITH AND EAR-PHONE UNDER MY BED COVERS LATE AT NIGHT CALLING GAMES OUT WEST SOMEWHERE. ALL THOSE YEARS AFTER, HE WAS THE VOICE THAT TALKED TO ME ABOUT MY BELOVED TRIBE. I DO MISS HIM.
I met Herb at Yankee Stadium after going to school with his daughter Judy in Aurora, Co in the early 80s. She arranged a meeting while he was there braodcasting a Yankee - Cleveland game. he was gracious and accomodating. I lost touch with Judy after a few years and tried to contact her when I heard of the tragedy. I hope you are well, Judy and my best to you and all the family.
I only met Herb Score once: Herb and his catcher, Roger Painter (my brother), visted me at Good Sam hospital in West Palm Beach, FL. when I was born in 1952! Herb Score enriched the lives of many people. May God bless and keep him and his family.
I learned only recently of Herb's death. I was a huge fan during the era when we used to debate who had the more overpowering fastball, Herb or Bob Turley.
I have nothing but fond memories of following Herb's too brief career and listening to him on Indians' broadcasts
As a HS visiting team member I stayed at the Scores for a few nights. I also followed his career with Cleveland. Superb pitcher & athelete. But what I remember the most, through hind-sight was what a loving family Herb had. Helen, Herb & their mother truly loved each other & shared it with others. Helen, Herb, their mother's and her buckwheat cakes. Good memories. May you rest in peace Herb. May we all receive God's Blessing's
I remember back to 1968 with Herb and Bob Neal on the radio. Every spring Herb's voice would remind me baseball was here and all was well. I believe he never got the credit he deseves as a broadcaster, but us in Ohio knowns what a treaure we had.
Herb Score and Rocky Colavito were my boyhood idols. I lost interest in the Indians after Herb's trade to Chicago, Rocky's trade to Detroit for Harvey Kuenn, and the manager trade involving Joe Gordon and Jimmy Dykes. I never knew of Herb's passing, But I grieve for him because of him being a boyhood idol of mine. Would have liked to have gotten to know him.
I truely cant believe it has been a year. I am Herb Score's oldest grandaughter and i just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have shared your stories and prays about my grandpa. I know he was a great guy but its really nice to hear about how he touched so many people. I love sittting and reading all of the funny memories of my grandpa. thank you again to everyone who has prayed for my family i know my grandma really appreciates it.
It has been nearly a year since Herb Score died. Tonight I was listening to the MLB playoffs, which sadly the Tribe are not in, of course, and just remembering so much.
As a young teenager, I suffered a horrible home life, but one thing I could always count on to divert me from those problems was Indians baseball on the radio. I heard two voices each and every night who brought the game to life for me, a legally blind person. One of those voices I heard until 1997 was Herb Score. Between himself and Tom Hamilton, even the time I got to attend a game at what is now Progressive Field, that team made me see the game, not just hear it. As a legally blind person, that meant so much to me. I only wish I'd have had the opportunity to let both of them know that. Well, Tom Hamilton is still with us, but sadly, Herby is gone. However, I think he's up there in heaven calling more baseball games a day than we could even watch here on earth. He may even be playing again, without fear of getting hit again. Nancy, I continue to pray for you and your family. My prayers also continue to be with all of us, his extended Tribe family! Herby, may you rest in peace.
I never saw Herb pitch. I only heard about him. There is a song about him with the line; "In the summer of '54 the Indian signals said send up a kid with smoke". I love to say that line to people for no reason at all. Just keeps Herb alive to me. He was great in the short time he had in MLB. Like Koufax - equal footing. From all I read Herb was a good man. You can't say anything better than that about someone.
April 13, 2009
As a kid growing up in suburban Cleveland, I listened to the Indians games on the radio, watched them on TV and went to the stadium with school trips or whenever my Dad got some tickets. My favorite player was Herb Score. I was 13 years old and was at the game when Mr. Score suffered his eye injury. I will never forget that game or how sad I felt. mMy brother is a big Indians fan and a few years back went to a fan event in Columbus. He got me Mr. Score's autograph which meant alot to me. I am so glad Herb Score is being honored by the Indians this year as he was really a Cleveland Indian for life!
Dear Mr. Pluto - I very much enjoyed your article on Herb Score in Friday's paper. I do have to admit that I was startled when I read that he had retied in 1997. Twelve years shot by awfully fast.
I have always told myself that my parents would always be with me as long as I could remember their voices in my head. I can remember Herb Score's voice clear as a bell.
I was born cross-eyed, and Herb Score and I had the same eye doctor, a doctor near 105th and Carnegie. I met him there when I was just five or so, and he couldn't have been nicer and I couldn't have been more excited. Even then I knew about his eye accident and it inspired me, and saddened me too. He was, as everybody else has said, a class act. I'm sorry he didn't reach his full potential. Then again, he certainly was an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of Clevelanders like me. He just succeeded a different way.
My favorite Herb Score story happened in the 70's or 80's. Herb was interviewing a Spanish speaking player and Louis Tiant was interpreting. After Herb asked a question the player would answer with one word and Tiant would interpret in three or four sentences. This went on for several questions as the answers were short and the interpretation got longer and longer. After several minutes Herb had lost his cool and was laughing so hard he could not go on.
I remember Nev Chandler and I sitting in my room at Northwestern doing our own play by play of made up Indian games. I was Harry Jones and Nev was Herb. As Terry said, Nev did a great imitation of Herb and He would get us laughing so hard we couldn't continue. We taped those "broadcasts" but unfortunately
they are gone. Both Nev and Herb were great and I miss them both.
Herb Score was my hero when I was a Little League lefty pitcher in the '50s. He was the best lefthander in the game, probably the best pitcher period, and when he was injured it borke my young heart. I saw him live once, in a game in Baltimore in 1961, and it is one of my most treasured sports memories. I will miss him deeply. I pray that the Lord gives him etermal blessings and peace.
My condolences to family and friends.
I started collecting baseball cards in the 1950's and what a thrill it was to find that 1958 Topps All Star Card of Herb Score! Surely, he will be missed.
I was the WEWS film cameraman who went to Tucson for spring training in the 50s. I knew Herb and the team members well. Herb invited me to film your wedding in Palm Beach. It was a great honor to know you both. I left Cleveland in 1964. I just hear the sad news. My prayers are with you.
I was the WEWS film cameraman who went to Tucson for spring training in the 50n. I knew Herb and the team members well. Herb invited me to film your wedding in Palm Beach. It was great to know you both. I left Cleveland in 1964. I just hear the sad news. My prayers are with you.
To all of you who shared your memories of Herb and extended your sympathy to our family, we say Thank You. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we make our way through this difficult time. Most sincerely,
I heard Herb Score speak when I was 10 years old at a Cub Scout father-Son Banquet in West Palm Beach FL. I was just starting to play Little League baseball at the time. All the kids were in awe but he was such a likeable down to earth person.
I also remember putting my head down on my desk and sobgbing on May 8, 1957 when a classmate told me of the accident the night before. From that point on May 7, 1957 stuck in my memore year after year.
Sorry I am so late making this entry, as I just learned of his passing.
I wish the best for all the family and rest assured that Herb touched a lot of people in his life and especially this young just becoming baseball fan at 10 years old.
Herb, thanks for the memories.
I'm sure you don't remember me, but my sister, Marybeth, included a condolence from the Lemon family after I told her of your husband's passing. Ironically, I found out about it after reading an article in Sports Illustrated. I called Joe Tait last Sunday, who I've known since I was a kid (I used to cut his lawn), and he said the service for your husband was a fitting tribute. He also mentioned that knowing what a religious person you are, and how tough the last few years have been with Herb's condition, that he told you when you leave this world, you will head straight to Heaven, and I'm sure that's true. I read Bud Shaw's column about how lucky Herb was to have you in his life, and it almost made me cry. I know when my father, Lloyd, who passed away a few years ago, would visit Tuscon, Arizona during the winter, he always enjoyed spending time with Herb when he was broadcasting the Cactus League games.
Your family was always nice to me when I was a little kid, and I still have a picture of your husband and me when I was probably 6 or 7, either right before or after my Mom died.
Joe Tait mentioned that you looked like the weight of the world had been lifted off your shoulders at the wake. My first thought was...in this throwaway society that we live in, sticking with what most people today would run away from is not only admirable, but a true testament to the bond that existed between you and Herb.
I've always felt that a person's legacy can only be measured by the amount of people that you touch positively as you go through life. Herb touched so many people through his involvement at St. Christopher's Church, his broadcasts, and I'm sure his charitable contributions. Please accept my sincere condolences to you, Judy, and your family...he was a true icon in the community.
GOD BLESS HERB SCORE. HE WAS MY HERO WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. IF NOT FOR THE ACCIDENT, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE BEST OF ALL TIME.
BASEBALL AND THE INDIANS WERE BLESSED TO HAVE HAD HIM.
Nancy, I was your and Herb's Bill Payer Rep and I hope you remember who I am. Not to take anything away from you but I sure loved it when you weren't home and I got to talk to Herb. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all. Much Love,
Mr. Score was nice enough to come visit me and the others at La Rabida Hospital in CHGO in Aug 1960. I was 8 and the White Sox were my favorite team. What a thrill to meet him. The past few years I would write to him and he signed a few photos for my Wall of Fame. He was a true champion in every way! We will miss him.
I just happened to catch something in the Chicago Tribune about Herb's passing. I was shocked and deeply saddened. I was born in Cleveland in 1949 and our family moved to Virginia six years later. When my Dad taught me to play baseball, the Indians became my favorite team. And Herb and Rocky Colavito (I read once they were room-mates on the road) were my idols. Here I was a skinny left-hander trying to pitch in the footsteps of Herb Score. When the accident happened, I was mortified. And I was so, so sorry that Herb never really got back his form after his arm injury. But to Herb's credit and by the grace of God, he didn't quit on life and become bitter. But channeled his love for baseball into a wonderful broadcasting career. Even as I write this, I'm tearful. Herb was like my brother, or Dad, one of our family. To know that he's gone, is hard to believe. My thoughts and prayers to you, his family.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
Dear Nancy and Family,
My brother, Tom (same birthday as Judy), called this morning with news of Herb's death. My brothers, Tom and Bob, and I have fond memories of you and Herb as you were so wonderful to us when our Mother, Betty Lemon passed away in 1965. Dad died in 2002 so I'm sure he and Herb will have lots of time to catch up now that they are in a safer, more peaceful, place.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Marybeth Lemon Basten and family
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Herb Score, you brought many great memories to me through calling Indians games over the years. Those memories are what I will cherish for the rest of my life as an Indians fan. Say hey to my pops for me Herb. Go Tribe.
To the Herb Score Family, We send our deepest Sympathy, may God comfort you during this time of sorrow, Sincerely, Leon * Evelyn Cekanski & family
Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.
Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.
If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
Thank you, Herb, for the joy you brought to us Indian fans for so many years.
One day as I was waiting for the gates to open at the old stadium, Herb came by on his way in to work. He was one of the greatest Indians ever and he paused long enough to say hello and ask if I thought we would win that day. He had a big smile and could have been anyone's neighbor. We lost a true hero and gentleman. My condolences to the Score family and the Indians family.
Nancy Score came into our lives in 1981 and thru her, we met one of the finest gentlemen in Cleveland. As a child I had seen Herb pitch for the Indianapolis Indians and was in awe of him as an athlete. How wonderful it was to meet him later in my life and to be able to share his memories of baseball and to learn of the wonderful family he and Nancy had raised .
We will miss him.
My favorite picture of Mr Score. From the 1957 SOHIO Gasoline Indians Photo set.
I met Mr. Score in Buffalo in 1987. It was an honor and privledge. I felt I had known him for years after listening to his game broadcasts and commentary. My deepest condolences to the Score family. Yet to those of us fans who listened in, he was like a member of our "Indians baseball family" as well. He is, and will be missed.
Please accept my sympathy on Herb's passing. I lost Cal several years ago and I know what you are going through. I have thought of you often over the years and our time at Wesleyan. Would love to hear from you. My address is 248 N. Victory Drive, Lyons, GA 30436
Herb Score was the voice of summer to Indians fans for decades. He was a man of courage, faith and class. We were blessed to have Herb as a player and a broadcaster.
Dear Nancy and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss.
Do you remember Family Camp at Camp Christopher when Herb played in the Counselors vs, Family campers softball game. I thought that was so cool that he was just one of the dads playing in a softball game. I was impressed that he took the time to be with you guys out at camp when he wasn't announcing a game.
I think my brother Herb (McGuire) cautioned all of the counselors to not make a fuss over Herb Score, that it was important that we treated him the same as anyone else, and besides we were not to interfere with
his time with his family as it was vacation.
I think we all did just that. But still it was fun playing softball that afternoon down at the lower ball field with Herb Score.
I was the one playing first base when Herb hit a line drive my way. I fielded the ball and made the huge mistake of crossing over the bag at first instead of tagging it and turning back into the infield. (I told the guys I never played first....I wanted to play left field) Boy what a collision.
My head bounced off Herb's chest and I flew backward into right field.
I think I knocked the wind out of him.
I hope he knows it was my fault, and besides, it makes a good story.
The Camp Christopher family always enjoyed your family, and we knew that Herb was a great guy, because he had a wonderful family.
All of the Scores are a class act.
Oceans of Blessings to you all in this time of sadness
My husband, George Peters, passed
away several years ago. He and I
have been part of the army of Indians" fans who have loved Herb
for so many years. Love to you,
Nancy and family. Kay Peters
Its been many years since I knew you while you were attending St. Mary's and since I played against Herb, but I read with great sadness about his passing.
As I am sure you are aware, Herb was held in very high esteem personally, not just professionally, by all those who played against him.
My sincerest condolences to you and your children for your loss.
I grew up listening to Herbie call Indians games . A great Cleveland Legend and a greater person . My thoughts and prayers are with his family .
I want to extend my sympathy to you and your family on the home going of a very special guy. The last few years have been a little weary for you all. But Im sure that God's strength helped see you through the difficult times.
May the special memories of a special man & many special times spent together bring you joy.
May the love & prayers of family and friends bring you comfort.
May the tender arms of Jesus bring you peace.
I'm pleased to say that I have known "THE HERB SCORE".
Sorry that the years have passed by without knowing what each of us have been doing. I had hoped that you & Herb could have joined us for our 53rd class reunion. But it didn't work out that way. Maybe sometime when you are in FL we can get together for old times sake.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and may God Bless you.
Herb Score and Rocky Colavito were a great part of my life growing up in Cleveland with the Indians in the late 1950s. Later, it was always a thrill to hear Herb broadcast the Indians games as a lifelong member of the team. What an inspiration he was!
I grew up in Hong Kong and even half a world away was captivated by Herb Score's two magnificent seasons, then devastated by the injury that derailed his playing career. As a player he was like a shooting star that only blazed for a moment. So long, Herb.
My condolences to the Score family. Even though I don't live in Ohio anymore, I will always be a Cleveland fan. And, Herb Score will always be the voice of the Tribe!
Some of my earliest memories are of my dad taking be to Indians games. At 6 or 7 I recall trying to figure out how Jim Hegan could squat behind the plate for what seemed like hours. Later, Herb and Rocky were my favorite players. I'm left-handed so Herb was a natural fit. I saw him pitch once against the White Sox in 1956. The Tribe won. Even at 12, I realized I got to see something special. As his life unfolded, I came to appreciate that his gifts extended well beyond the game he could play so well. He lived his life with consumate grace and humility. I like some many others was saddened to learn of his passing. My sincere sympathies go out to his family and friends.
Thanks for all the broadcasting memories. My condolences to the entire Score family
My father was a friend of Herbs...we would giggle as kids listening to dad's friend... Mr. Score... on the radio...many memories of him and dad at Mr. Z's...Godspeed Mr. Score...
Thanks for the memories Herb.
God Bless You..
My condolences to the entire Score family. Herb will always be such a large part of my youth. His passing takes with it some portion of that.
Rest in Peace Herb.
Herb was a part of my growing up,being as much about spring and summer as the weather,and making many bad indians teams bearable.God bless him and his entire family!
My sympathy and concern to the Score family in the passing of a legend who was much more than that to his family I'm sure. Being born in Sandusky in 1943 and then moving to South Bend in 1948, the Cleveland Indian fan in me never was overcome by the proximity of the White Sox and Cubs. The Indians and Herb were what counted. After his injury and a letter of concern, I received a nice note--stock note perhaps, but a great reply.
In the 1980's my kids got into baseball card collecting and surprised me a with a Herb Score card which I still have today. May the family's memories and the support of the community and fans alike be a sustaining source.
I will always remember the special memories I have of listening to games on 1100 as a child and suffering through tough seasons. And then as an adult, bringing every pitch of the 1995 season to life. The first time I personally had a chance to really cheer for a winning Indians team. And yes i did Watch most of those games, but I can guarantee it was on mute so I could take in my Tribes historic run, to the voice of Herb. Listening to Herb was synonomous with the Tribe.Thanks for all the memories and my God Bless you and your family.
Herb was the voice of my childhood describing the action while I sat with my dad on the back porch during hot summer nights. Back then, TV games occurred only on weekends, so Herb was our eyes for most of the games. My dad told me he was the best lefty he ever saw and that included Koufax. He would have been the left-handed equivalent of Bob Feller for the Indians had his career not been cut short. May he rest in God's eternal care. My condolences to Nancy and his entire family.
When I think of my all-time favorite Cleveland Indians, Herb Score is at the top of the list. I admired him as a player, an announcer, and as a person. Rest in peace.
Part of my childhood seems to have died when Herb passed.
I specifically remembering rushing to my bedroom to tape on cassette the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series just to get Herb a ring after all of those years and to hear his expression. Well, we all know what happened there.
Good luck to Mr. Score's family and friends. A true Cleveland legend will be missed.
"Throw to first...back safely."
Great listening all those years.
I REMEMBER THE DAY WHEN YOU WERE HIT. I RECALL THAT IT CAUSED SOME EMOTIONAL TRAUMA FOR GIL McDOUGAL. I WAS AN AVID YANKEE FAN THEN. EVERY TIME I SAW A PITCHER DODGE A LINE DRIVE I THOUGHT OF YOU.
...May God comfort you in this time of loss. Herb will never be forgotten.
Herb Score Family: My dad got a ball signed (to me) by Herb in the '50's and gave it to me. I was 10-11 yrs.old. A bond was created at that time. It meant so much. Herb Score will be greatly missed. My condolences;God Bless.
Herb was so loved in our area. We met him during the Cleveland Indians Media Tour that benefitted Tod Children's Hospital. He was such a gentleman and so gracious to everyone. He was lots of fun, too. God bless you all and thanks for loaning Herb to us. He gave us some great memories!
May God Bless You, Mr. Score. You provided my father and I many great memories on WWWE through the years.
Thank you, Herb, for creating so many Indians memories for me as I grew up. You will always be an integral part of Indians and Cleveland history.
Herb - thanks for all the memories. You will truely be missed. God Bless you.
May god bless herb and the score family. He will be truely missed. May he now rest in peace.
Thanks, Herb--you made my childhood next to the radio that much better.
My deepest sympathy to Nancy and the Score family. Herb was a special man and a true icon in the Cleveland area. Myself, I have lost a large piece of my childhood with Herbs passing. As a kid, listening to Tribe games with Herb and Joe Tait on a little transister radio, earplug in ear and trying not to fall asleep till the last out... one of my fondest childhood memories. To the family, Herb will be missed, but take comfort in knowing that you have a loving guardian angel looking over you! RIP Mr. Score
My condolences to wife, Nancy, and Herb's family. For many of us, he was Cleveland Indians baseball and he always will be for me. I will treasure his autographs, but moreso I will treasure the life a man who set the standard for living his Catholic faith, which we share.
I just wanted to say that Herb's low-key,guy next door style brought more life and enjoyment to the games I listened to than any of the glossy,manufacured announcers of today can ever do.R.I.P Mr.Score
I haven't lived in Cleveland since 1966 but I always new I was close by finding the Indians radio broadcast and hearing the famaliar voice of Herb Score. My father, who passed away 5 years ago, was a writer for INS in Cleveland. I grew up with wonderful stories of the Indians. My father told me how great he was and would have been if not for the injury. Herb certainly carved out his own legacy with every Clevelander. I'll always cherish those memories and never forget that comforting voice.
After growing up in Newbury and listening to Mr. Score, I joined the Navy and would always enjoy when I got a few chances to listen to a game. He was a great announcer, devote Catholic, and outstanding City of Cleveland fan. I miss not hearing his voice. God will surely bless this man and greet him with open arms. God Bless the Score Family and friends and Go Tribe!
Dear Mrs. Score & Family,
I had the honor to meet Herb in Boston at an autograph show some years ago. He not only signed a photo, but also signed a Red Sox - Indians ticket stub. He was so delightful and we shared a pleasent conversation about the Red Sox and those wonderful years when he and Cleveland came to Fenway Park. As a Little Leaguer when Herb played, it was a real treat to meet him. We shook hands and wished each other well. May God Bless Herb and his Family.
i am a lifelong Tribe fan, and will always support them, regardless of their record. i always felt the same about herb score....my grandma, also a huge Tribe fan, hopefully greeted Mr. Score as he arrived...say hi for me gram, and thanks....
Thanks for the great memories due to your steadfastness and class.
Thanks also Nancy for sharing Herb with us over the years.
Herb Score was a great role model as a player and broadcaster as well as a Christian who lead by example and action. We on earth will never know how many people Herb helped.
The entire Cleveland community and Tribe fans everywhere rejoice at your accomplishments and I hope you say hello to Nev Chandler, Gib Shanley, Bob Neal and say hey Jimmy Dudley
My heart felt condolences to you, Nancy, and the rest of the Score family. May God comfort you at this time
Hearing the radio broadcasts will never be the same. You warmed our hearts and kept us listening...and we will be forever.
I was born in 1960 so I didn't get to watch Herb play. However I was lucky enough to listen to him call the games on the radio growing up in Lorain. Those were great times. My sincere condolences. God Bless!
NANCY AND FAMILY
PEACE OF THE RISEN CHRIST BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I WILL OFER A MASS FOR HERB. ALSO I AM A LIFE LONG TRIBE FAN. ENJOYED LISTENING TO HERB TELECAST THE MANY TRIBE GAMES
PEACE AND PRAYERS
Keith Olbermann gave a warm tribute to Herb Score last week on national television, just thought you all should know.
Nancy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.....remember all the good times!
Peace be with you.
Herb signed an autograph for me through the mail in North Carolina when I was 10 years old and before zip codes. It made it back to me and was quite a thrill. I still have that cherished autograph and feel so blessed to have watched a class act as a kid. Times were much better then. My deepest sympathy to Herb's family and many friends. Gerry in Asheville, NC.
Herb Score was the epitome of class and integrity. I know I wasn't the only one rooting for Herb to end his broadcast career on a high note with a Tribe World Series victory in 1997. In good seasons and bad, he honored the game of baseball and made it more than just a pastime for a legion of Tribe fans.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. My dad taught me to be a loyal fan ... which meant cheering for one team ... and one team only. It is because of this that I was able to learn about the history of the Cleveland Indians. I feel privilidged to know the great story of Herb Score.
Warm thoughts and best wishes to the Score family from a long-time Tribe fan.
WHAT A LIFE! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BY THE CLEVELAND INDIANS FANS AND ORGANIZATION. WHAT A PLEASURE IT WAS GROWING UP AND LISTENING TO YOU ON THE RADIO. BLESS US FROM ABOVE.
clevelands loss is heavens gain over the years heaven aquired a lot of great baseball players now they have the greatest play by play man in the business he will be missed but you can bet hes still calling games
Herb was my favorite baseball player. He was a rookie pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1955 when I first heard about him. I was 13 years old at the time and was at a doubleheader baseball game in Pittsburgh watching the Pirates lose another two to the Cincinnati Reds. I lived about 30 miles from Pittsburgh, so rooting for the Pirates seemed natural, except they were losing nearly 100 games each year then (and that was out of a 154 game schedule). I was with my Dad and 2 friends (WW and KK). During the 2nd game of the doubleheader, we heard the public address announcer say that a rookie pitcher for the Cleveland Indians had just struck out the first 9 batters in a game.
From that day forward, Herb Score became my favorite player. His jersey number, 27, became my favorite lucky number (and it still is to this day). I cherished his baseball cards. The Indians became my favorite baseball team because of Herb.
Needless to say, I was heartbroken when in May 1957, Herb was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Gil MacDougald of the dreaded New York Yankees. Herb never really regained his top form again, but I continued to follow Herb and the Indians continued to be my favorite team.
Years later in 1978, I moved to Cleveland with my wife and 2 children. Being able to listen to Herb do the Indians broadcasts, and even go to any game at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium made me feel like I was in heaven (even though the Indians were losing more than they were winning by the time I arrived in Cleveland).
My son (SK), who grew in the Cleveland area from the time he was 7 years old, told me in an e-mail "I remember listening to him call many, many games growing up. Think about when I was young … you couldn’t watch baseball games everyday on TV. We didn’t even have CD players in our vehicles. I remember listening to the Indians on the radio with you in the car and at home. Cleveland has definitely lost one of our best."
God bless you Herb and rest in peace. I hope to see you pitch again and hear you "call 'em like it is" in Heaven. Thanks for all of the memories and leading me to the "Cleveland Indians Heaven-on-earth"!!!!
Score Family, How blessed to have reached, touched so many people's life's in a positive way.
Herb was blessed and so are his many friends!
To fellow friends and family of Herb Score.
Herb Score was one of the good guys. He always there with a friendly greeting and always found time to reach out and touch someones' life. His professional life mirrored life the fortunes of our beloved Indians. Thanks Herbie for the memories. "Its inning number 4 here's Herb Score". Rest In Peace 27, see you in the ressurrection.
I just wanted to leave my prayers to the family of Herb. He was apart of my life as a Indians fan. He always backed them no matter how bad they were doing. My mother was his biggest fan when he was playing. I heard about him all the time. She was the one who took me to games and them I passed it on to my 2 sons who are fans even to this day. We are not living in the Cleveland area but we still are fans. Herb Score helped us stay that way. Thank for all of your great memories.
Like so many others, I too grew up with my beloved Indians and Herb Score as welcome guests in our home. The memory of his voice and those lost summers still bring a smile.
God Bless Nancy Score and the Score family. Rest In Peace Herb
I grew up listening to my favorite team and enjoyed always counting on Herb to give us his rendition of the game. He had to make some very lean years for the tribe interesting - and he did. He is greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Thank you Herb. You were a hero of mine when I was a boy growing up in Lakewood and at 62 nothing has changed. You will always be the best memory I have about the Tribe and a guideline on how to be an adult. Thanks
I was listening to the game the night Herb was hit.
I prayed for his recover.Having been a long time fan I loved his boadcasts.It felt like you were there.He will be missed and very hard to duplicate.
Herb Score was truly the "Real Deal"!As surely as he was a "Touch of God's Hand"!
"Rest in Peace"
During the summer of 1976 while working the midnight shift as a Security Policeman at RAF Chicksands, England, I fiddled with the radio to pick up Armed Forces Radio out of Germany. Much to my surprise the first voice I heard was Herb Score announcing an Indians game. During the broadcast Herb sent a welcome and thanks to all service personnel listening on AFRTS around the world. It felt like I was home. Thanks Herb!
Just recently I came across a picture of you and Herb together with my parents celebrating Bob Feller's 75th birthday at Feller's home. I heard so many wonderful baseball stories about Herb from my Dad (Bob "Sugar" Cain). While living in Euclid I enjoyed listening to the Indians' broadcast...great memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Since moving to NC 20 Years ago, But never losing my Love for the Indians Or Herb, I Miss him and the nights he gave me and my Grandpa. The days of sitting in the back yard, with that little radio, the game, and Herb. God Bless His Family. And a Final Thanks to Herb Score, One of the best Voices from My Childhood.. You Have been Missed, You Will never be forgoten...
Herb Score was my hero as a kid.
He provided the thrill of a lifetime
by responding to two of my letters
on Indians stationary. As an adult,
I met Herb in Winter Haven. He didn't disappoint in any way. He was a true hero in an era of true heroes. His memories will be with me forever.
Growing up with Herb Score, the voice of the Cleveland Indians, will
always be in my heart. The memories
are priceless.God Bless and watch over Mr.Score.
You never know how someone's life will touch others. Growing up, it was just an interest in the Indians and baseball that brought Herb's voice and sensibility into awareness so many hours on the radio.
What he gave his listeners was something I now know was as valuable as anything I was given by anyone in my life--the model of someone with patience, and a kindness and decency and strength who could wait out decades of terrible baseball or mediocre baseball or disappointing baseball on a daily basis and show how you deal with life as an adult, with generosity, with steadiness, with willingness to see the good, and with discipline and dignity.
It is with great love and thankfulness that I think of having an influence like that. I never understood how something as trivial as baseball could (and still does) hold so much meaning to me, but I think that is why.
Condolences to your family, and hopes that you know that your love and prayers are joined by many people who feel as I do.
My condolences to the Score Family,
Growing up outside of Reading,Pa. in the early 50's,I was taken to Reading Indians' games by my Dad to see Herb Score & Rocky Colavito, when I was very young. I remember more my Dad talking about the great Herb Score as a fireballer lefthander whose career was ended early, than seeing them @ the games themselves. My Dad said that Herb was a Yankee killer, & since Dad hated the eternally winning Yankees, he loved Herb. I'd like to know did Herb pitch exceptionally well against the Yankees?
Herb expressed that he was a lucky man. He would say this in reference to being a pitcher, an announcer, a husband to Nancy. This was why we all love Herb because of his graciousness and humble demeanour. I learned about his devotion to his faith and to St. Jude. Although sadness permeates our hearts, our minds may appropriately be filled with happiness for the wonderful memories we will always have as we celebrate the gift he was to so many. We were the lucky ones Herb. God's blessings the Score family. Our loss is Heaven's gain
When I was young, my dad would turn on the car radio and roll the windows down, and my sisters and I would try to catch fireflies in the back yard as we listened to Herb and the Tribe.
And now that I am in my fifties, I always felt that if Herb came to my house it would be like having an old friend come visit.
God bless you and your family for all the memories you shared with us.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
I'M from Herb's generation and an Indian fan through and through. What a marvelous pitcher and man. He was funny too, and the thing about it he didn't even try. It was natural. I am sincerely sorry for his passing. T.S Elliot was right. " We die with the dying; See, they depart, And we go with them. We are born with the dead , See, they return, And bring us with them." Best regards to the family. And thanks, Herb,for the memories.
I remember when Herb first began announcing in the early 60's. I was too young to know of his pitching, then, but his voice and demeanour on the air were instantly trusting. When I worked with the Indians for 13 years as an usher and usher supervisor/captain, Herb was nice to me each and every time we crossed paths. His partnership with Harry Jones was part of my vein watching Tribe games in the mid 60's. I was fortunate, at least, to learn of his death, not through the media, but from a fellow diehard fan and customer were I work. I hope that Herb is truly striking out all sides of Heaven-- the ultimate Hall of Fame.
I was listening to the game when Mel Allen announced Herb Score was hit in the face by Gil McDougald. I ran to the TV and Red Barber was discussing what happened. Even though I was a Yankee fan I felt awful. My deepest sympathy.
"Thank You" Herb Score for all the wonderful memories. May you rest in peace.
Our family sends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Herb Score. Growing up in North Royalton and Hinckley in the 1950's and 1960s we have many wonderful memories of Herb with the Cleveland Indians......he will be missed ....and always remembered....
Quite simply, Herb Score was Cleveland Indians baseball. I have pulled out some of his broadcasts and listened to them and still enjoy them. He was a professional and most importantly, a Cleveland guy. My deepest sympathy to his wife, Nancy and his family. I grew up with Herb on the Tribe as well as Joe Tait and the Cavs. A life well lived. Godspeed, Herb
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dear Nancy & Family:
Deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember Herbie from when he shared an apartment with Rocky back in 1955-56. Rocky remains a friend to this day and although I only occasionally saw Herb, he always remembered me and had a warm Hello. He leaves his mark on all baseball fans as the ultimate voice of the Indians. May God Bless you today and through the difficult times ahead.
Herb, I was 14, lived in Virginia. My friend Ray stepped on the school bus and was crying as he sat down beside me. He told me about your tragic accident. From that point on I became a lifelong Indians fan, you and Colovito my heros. At 14, I had no idea where Cleveland was but I followed your team from our local paper. Now, at 66, I want you to know I mourn your passing and your family has my sympathy.
Rest in peace Herb Score. My sympathy and prayers go with you and your family.
Fond memories of those magical summers as a kid listening to Herb Score. I cannot think of anything else that takes me back to the best days of my life. Thanks Herbie.
To the Score Family,
My deepest sympathy Herb was CLEVELAND!! HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!
I grew up listinging to Herb. Even though the Indians were not very good in the 70's and 80's, Herb always seemed to make the game exciting to listen to. Always carried a radio, just to listen to him. He had his share of personnal tragedies, but yet always seemed so positive. He brighten up many a day,
My condolences to the Score family. I always say that I owe my love of baseball to my dad, and that's true. But Herb Score played a part in it, too. Indians fans heard Herb's voice either on television or the radio (mostly radio) for 34 years and I was fortunate to be one of them. When I first began watching (and listening to) baseball, Herb Score was the voice I heard relaying the balls and strikes, keeping me close to my team and the game. Thanks for that, Herb. Rest in peace.
I remember Herb Score, when we all played Baseball on B Street Lake Worth,Florida.
Nancy, and Family we or so sorry for your loss. God Bless you.
Jim and Patty Allen
Dear Score Family,
While I am not able to be in Cleveland today for Herb's services, I wanted you all to know that my heart and thoughts are there with you. As an Indians' employee from February, 1975, through June, 1980, my mind is flooded with the fondest memories of Herbie. No one was ever nicer to me than Herb, and I will always consider him to be the classiest of the class acts I've met in my 33 years working in baseball. Herb Score will forever be a legend in my mind, both on and off the field. Love you, Herbie.
Herb was the voice of the Indians and always will be. His broadcasting was part of my life for all those years. He signed a baseball for me before a game in 1959. It was my first game and my father captured the moment on a home movie. Thank You. May you rest in peace.
Mrs. Score, Mary and family,
May God's blessings help you during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
Herb Score was a class act.
I was 11 listening on my transitor radio to the Yankee/Indian game when Gil hit the line drive that basically changed Herb's life.
Never heard him complain about his misfortune instead he turned to a life of Christian service to those less fortunate. We will never know how many lives he touched with his acts of service.
An indication of how much he meant to Tribe fans is the over 50 pages of Guest Book entries.
Herb and Rocky were my idols and what great role models they were.
To Nancy and the Score family THANK YOU for sharing this great man with us and know Herb is now piching and announcing for the Lord and he is pain free.
Hope to see the Tribe management retire his number this year for not only Herb and his family but also for all the Tribe fans who endured the Tribe ups and downs throughout his broadcast career.
I live 130 miles from Cleveland now and have not been to a game since my father a die-hard Tribe fan passed away in 1998 . If the Tribe retires his number, I will be in the crowd to cheer a true Indian hero.
Thanks Herb for YOUR memories.
I remember Herb Score so well, from my very early days going to the ball park with my dad and grandpa, who instilled in me a love of baseball. Later, I would bake cakes to take to Herb and Rocky in the broadcast booth and wait to talk to them after the games. As I watched our beloved Tampa Bay Rays in the ALCS and World Series, I often thought how I wished Herb were calling the game. Rest in peace, Herb. See you later!
My condolences to the Herb Score family. He would have been one of the all time greats if not injured at age 23.
I grew up in upstate NY and my neighborhood was filled with Yankees and some Red Sox fans. I was the only Indian fan for miles around but I was overjoyed when Herb mowed down the Yankess time after time.
God Bless you Herb Score. You are now continuing your career with him.
I knew Herb Score via the radio. I was almost 10 when he was injured in 1957. Everything I have heard, read, or seen about him indicated that he was a humble, caring, generous man who did not get caught up in the trappings of his celebrity. He is a true role model for everyone. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Please know that he is in a better place now and is at peace. I thank God for allowing Herb to touch my life as he has and I pray for his family.
I grew up watching Herb pitch and then listening to him on the radio. He was a class act in every way and every day. When I heard that he had passed I was touched deeply. He will be missed, in fact he already is!!!! Thank you for this opportunity to say thanks to his family for allowing us to share him.
What a sad day not only for the family, but for the City of Cleveland as well. I have been a die-hard Indian fan since 1958 when I was six years old. Herb Score had the most memorable voice and as far as I was concerned, he WAS and will ALWAYS be the voice of the Indians. I feel like I have lost my Dad all over again. We were blessed to have Herb in our life for such a long time. My prayers to the family, Thank you for sharing Herb with us.
Herb Score was my hero in 1955 as a grade school kid. I remember coming down stairs and seeing the picture of him on the ground at the old stadium.
His courage and selflessness made him a real hero all of his life.
What a startling contrast to so many self indulgent athletes of today.
His family is in our thoughts and prayers
Bill and Joyce Litzler
One of my first memories of the Indians was Herb Score's deep voice describing a play that went in favor for the Indians. I remember how excited yet reserved he was.I must of been about 10. From that point on most of my childhood and in my teens when someone said Cleveland Indians the first person who came to mind was Herb Score.
The world has lost a wonderful man. May he walk in peace with God. My condolences to his family and friends.
I came to Los Angeles from Cleveland with my mom and dad in 1954. To this day i am a HUGE Indians fan. To this day I still remember the day Herb Score was hit by the baseball off the bat of Gil Mcdougall? Ioffer my prayers to the family and the Cleveland Indians family.
I was a little boy so tuned into the radio listening to the game when I heard that Herb threw a ball clocked at 93 m.p.h. I was amazed and I remember the day so well when Herb was hit by the ball ....I felt so bad for you, you were always a great memory for me as part of baseball, we will all miss you very much Herb, baseball will miss you...you are a legend in my eyes
Herb Score...I remember the line drive, his retirement from baseball and his career as a sportscaster. He was a real class act and will be missed. I'm sure God loves a good ballgame too!! Take the mound Herb!
Please accept my deepest sympathies. I grew up listening to Indians games and Herb Score was The Best! I loved the way he announced a game. He made me love the game of baseball on the radio. Next to being at the ballpark, it's still my favorite way to experience an Indians game
I too grew up listening to that great voice that always was so optimistic. I learned to be a "ninth inning" kind of person thru Herb. You stay with something always till the very end no matter what. When
All Star ballots were passed out at the stadium I would always write in Herb Score for play by play.
I am so sorry to hear of Herb's passing. Jack and I shared many happy memories with you and Herb. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Maybe some day we can visit in OH as I have family there.
We all were proud of Herb's talent. Our heartfelt wishes to Nancy, Helen and family.
June Carlson Class of "55",
Dear Mrs. Score:
I am a huge Indians fan and even thoug I was very young when Herb pitehcd, I remember him from TV broadcasts. Mostly I remember from the radio. I loved listening to him; he made the game more exciting and made you feel as though you were there.
His passing will be moured by many.
May God comfort you and your family at this time.
It was a priviledge to have met Herb back in the 70's when I worked for the Cleveland Browns. He was so nice, kind and truly a gentleman. He will be missed by all.
I attended more than half of all the Indians home games in 1955-56, and saw Herb Score pitch many times. I was only 12 and totally loved baseball. After the games, Herb always signed autographs and posed for pictures for us kids. We all loved him. He will be missed.
We are so sad for your loss. When we were last down visiting Hans and Mary, Herb had a great impact on our Lucy. She loved teaching him to play Farkel. God works in mysterious ways.
I remember Herb when we lived in the same Neighber hood,and we played baseball in the fields on B Street , Lake Worth, Fla. So sorry to hear about your loss.
Jim Allen and Family, Rupert, Ga.
As a child, I listened to Herb on my father's transistor radio at night, and many years later sought out his autograph at The National Sports Collectors Convention. The All-Star ball with his and Bob Feller's autographs remains a very cherished item in my collection.
I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Herb. He was truly one of the good ole guys from way back when. He was a very good friend to my dad, Maynard Reeve, for a very long time. They always had a good time no matter where they were. He always brightened up a room when he entered it. He will be missed by many and will be remembered by everyone. With heartfelt sympathy.
It's sad to lose this great voice of baseball. Thank you for sharing him with us for all those years! God bless ...
I have been an Indian fan all my life. Herb Score was one of the best as a player and announcer. Best wishes to the family.
John Penny ( Alvarado, TX.
Our deepest condolences to the entire Score family; we've become friends of Mary and hold you and your loved ones in our prayers.
I remember Herb's baseball tragedy like it was yesterday. It occurred right in the heart of my little league career, during which I was a Yankee fan but also a fan of Herb. I was so sad at the time, and it still makes me sad to recall the event. He was a great guy with a promising career. May he rest in peace and God bless your family.
I remember that fateful day, May 1957. I remember crying, Herb Score was up there with my favorite Indians, Bob Lemon, Bob Feller, Jim Hegan. Rest in peace, Herb, unless you are planning a pick-up game.
growing up in the late 50"s, my younger brother Hal was the only left-handed kid in the group. one of the neighborhood heroes,a few years older than us, and another lefty, nicknamed my brother "Little Herb."
Our condolences to the entire Score family on the loss of a wonderful man, on and off the field.
Farewell to a great ball player and a fine human being.Our prayers go out to the Score family.
Dick &Mary Ann Austin
I grew up listening to Herb & I learned so much about the game from him. He was the best and he will forever be missed!! God Bless Herb and his family.
I like many others who have made entries, Herb has left only the fondest memories of growing up in Cleveland as an Indian fan. We always listened to Herb broadcast the Tribe games. When I think all of the great Indian moments, and Indian players, Herb has been, and always will be, The Greatest Indian of all-time. Rest in peace Mr. Score. God bless his entire family, and thanks to them for sharing him with us.
We lost a wonderful human in Herb Score as all the people have recognized him in this guest book.
My condolences go out to his family and friends who knew him personally.
Even though I didn't know him or followed his baseball career, I have met his daughter Mary working at Herb's in Rocky River.
Our breakfast group meets there every Sat. morning.
Every time a person has passed on we all should reflect on their live and try to live ours to the fullest.
I am pleased to find out Herb that your final resting place will be Lakewood Park Cemetery in Rocky River, where my grandfather Frank Marousch and other family members are buried.
Rocky River Class of 1960
AS A HIGH SCHOOL KID THE YANKS WERE MY TEAM BUT HERB WAS MY PITCHER
This is a P.S. from my original entry. Another fan mentioned that both Rocky Colavito and Herb Score were their favorite players and it was hard to choose between them so we liked them both. Thanks for the memories Herb and you too, Rocky! Sister Josetta Marie Livignano, SND
Dear Nancy & Family,
Thank you for the love & care you gave to your husband & father, Herb.He was not only a Giant in Baseball but a true role model for young people today. A man of deep faith and wasn't afraid to show it, a man of character and strength, a man who loved deeply his faith, his family, and his love of the sport of Baseball. All of us here in Cleveland will greatly miss him. Please know of my prayers for each of you and for Herb. May our good God give you all peace, strength and courage at this time. Love & Prayers, Sister Josetta Marie Livignano, SND
We listened to Herb and he was the best broadcaster that I ever heard even though at the end of his career it was very hard for him.
RIP Herb Score. You were a great athlete, an exceptional broadcaster and most of all a good man. Thank you for all the memories. I offer my sincerest condolences to your family
Just wanted to say that I am sorry for your loss. I always considered Herb a friend even though we were 3 years apart in school. He was always friendly to everyone, a real gentleman. I know he will be missed.
Marvin Behlke LWHS '56
I listened to Herb Score's Indians broadcasts for all of his 34 years. I used to put my transistor radio under my pillow for the night games on school nights when I was supposed to be sleeping. The way he could make a bad game interesting was a rare gift. Herb Score was truly the Voice of the Tribe, and Indians baseball has never been quite the same without him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
SOMEWHERE CHIEF WAHOO SHEDS A TEAR. IT IS TIME TO CONSIDER A COMPANION STATUE TO MR FELLER.
Herb was one of the best All-time representatives of Cleveland! He was there when we needed him most and came through Big League style. I'll cherish the memories of his wonderful color and play-by-play broadcasts (most of which were heard on 1100am radio from hundreds of miles away.) What a terrific commitment to all of us Clevelanders! My prayers and sympathies go out to his loved ones.
This is for Judy: Hi, my thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. I was reading the newspaper a few minutes ago and came upon the announcement of your father's passing. My mother passed away a few years ago, so I can appreciate the sorrow of the moment for your family. Hope you will say hello when you have a moment. I can be reached at email@example.com or 703-255-6542. Again, please accept my condolences.
Being from Ohio, I will always remember the class that Herb exhibited. A true gentleman and representative of what true sportsman are about.
See you in the next life!
As a child I remember Mr. Score as an icon of sorts. It wasn't an Indians game without his voice over the airwaves... I'll bet he's anchoring his own team as we speak! I'll keep your family in my prayers...Go Tribe!!!!
Dear Nancy and family,
Herb was one of my greatest teammates with the Reading Indians and with the cleveland Indians. We have great memories of him.He was a perfect example of a true christian. He was idolized as a player and an announcer. We loved you Herb. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort. Bless you Rudy and Marilyn Regalado
Herb has a proud legacy in the annals of Major League Baseball and especially the Indians. What a treasure he was.
Dear Score Family:
My sincere condolences on your loss. I grew up near Pittsburgh and had been a lifelong Pirates fan before moving to Ohio. I loved listening to Herb. He had such a relaxing way of calling a game. It brought hours of joy to myself and my family. I feel as though I lost a friend even though I never had the pleasure of meeting him. He will be missed.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.His voice was was the most exiting thing I'd hear every spring meaning baseball and summer were here again! I didn't need aTV to hear a game when Herb talked it. He was like a familiar voice you grew uo with.
I've missed him for a long time. Thanx,Herb!
I grew up with Herbie in Rosedale. We played ball often on Hook Creek Blvd. and Merrick Rd. I lived 3 houses from the Kennedy`s. My deepest sympathy to the family.
I was 19 and at that game in which Herb Score was hit in the eye. What a tragic accident, but it was amazing to me that he seemed to pick himself up and began his wonderful sportscasting career. God bless him; may he rest in the peace of Christ.
Dear Nancy and Family
I remember Herb in many ways. As an avid Indians fan he was one of my heros even though he was only 3 years older than me. I enjoyed him as a star pitcher and broadcaster before I got to know him more personally. Knowing him more personally happened when your family became family campers at CYO Camp Christopher when I got to talk to him directly from time to time at camp. I most admired him as a husband and father role model then.
He was a good man whom my kids would fall asleep listening to on their transistor radios. (I was Director of CYO Camp Christopher at the time.) My Family is praying for your family, but we all know where Herb is now and how he must be enjoying his eternal life.
Ray and Marie Ann Thomas and family - Akron
chum and I graduated from lake worth high school in 1956 and my husband chum knew Herb personally and admired him for what he accomplished. Nancy we also knew you as you both were upper classmates and you know everyone looked up to upper classmates.
our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children now. thanks for the memories.
Herb Score figures into my most cherished baseball memory. My twin brother, Keith, and I attended our very first baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. We were and still are baseball fanatics and our Dad treated us to this incredible experience. The day was May 16, 1959 and the first view of the green grass, reddish, brown dirt, the white chalk on the baselines, and the whiter than white Red Sox uniforms was to be cemented into my personal memory bank forever.
Although I was a Red Sox fan, the opposing Cleveland Indians made a permanent impression on this wide-eyed 8 year old. Rocky Colavito, Jimmy Piersal, Vic Power, Minnie Minoso, my Dad's favorite, Billy Martin, and Herb Score all played that day for Cleveland. Colavito had 2 home runs and Herb Score won a complete game by the final score of 12 to 6.
After viewing hundreds and hundreds of additional Major League games in the intervening 49 years, this May 16, 1959 game is the one I remember most fondly. My Dad had told my brother and me about Herb's injury and his attempted comeback and as a result I always had a positive opinion about him during the remainder of his playing days and throughout his broadcast days.
Thank you, Herb Score, for being an enduring and unforgettable part of my 50 plus year passion for baseball.
My earliest memory of Cleveland Indians baseball is not of a player or coach, it is of the voice of Herb Score. Thank you, Herb for indoctrinating me into the greatest sport and the greatest team, the Tribe. God rest your soul, and God bless and comfort your family and friends.
When I celebrated my twentieth anniversary of working at Progressive Insurance back in 1998, my boss wanted to get me a very special gift. After consulting with my coworkers and my wife he settled on the perfect gift: an official Cleveland Indians jersey from the mid-1950's bearing number 27...in honor of my all time favorite player, Herb Score.
Herb, you touched us all. You will be missed. My only regret...I never had a chance to shake your hand.
My families deepest sympathies to all of Herb's family.
Herb-I will miss you. I never met you but grew up with you and enjoyed your company well into my adulthood. In fact, I probably listened to you more than any person in my life. You were a friend and a genuine nice person. If any of you rubbed off on me from listening over the years, I am the fortunate one. Thanks for everything, Herb.
Dear Nancy and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Your love for one another and your faith has helped you through these
past few years.
May your many fond memories help to comfort you at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Fondly, Dave and Barbara Bornhorst
Herb Score was a Cleveland institution and will be missed terribly. I can still remember listening to my first Indians game and listening to him call it. He had a knack for telling you what was going on. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time.
God Bless you folks. I saw Mr Score when he came through Little Rock as a AAA player with Indianapolis (farm team of Chicago) in about 1961. He was so good and was a real nice guy. I am going to pray my next Mass for him
herb, i grew up with you. i will always associate you with summers at my grandma and grandpa's. you will be missed.
I had the great privilege of sitting in the front row right behind home plate and saw Herb strike out 16 Red Sox in the second game of the doubleheader in which Bob Feller pitched his 12th and last one-hitter in the first game.
Ted Williams always said that Herb's eye injury was the greatest tragedy in baseball history. I agree.
In 1956 my dad was able to get an autographed ball signed to me by Herb. I still have that ball and always will.
May the fine family of Herb Score continue to know that He is with God in heaven and that Our Lord is watching over them.
May God always bless you.
I am 62 years old and grew up loving the Indians, Herb , Rocky and all the rest. I listened to Herb on the radio for all of those 34 years, even from out here in upstate NY, Holley NY. My prayers to the Score family, and Cleveland has lost yet another wonderful sports hero and class man.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
I was very shocked to hear that Herb had died at age 75. I was shocked to hear that he retired several years ago. I loved to listen to him on Radio and TV and so did my late Grandfatehr Steve Toth. I will always remember him as I listen to the Indians games when on here in Sarasota Florida. May God keep a special place in Heaven for him forever. God Bless his family and watch over them.
Felix Fermin... make that Omar Visquel with the nice play at short stop.... R.I.P. Herb
Deapest thoughts prayers with the Score family. You were and are Cleveland baseball forever. We will miss you!!! The Wlasiuk Family
My sincere and heart-felt condolences to you, Herb Score's family.
I became an Indians fan upon moving to Rocky River in 1953. I was fortunate to be given an autographed Indians baseball (courtesy of Tom Manning, legendary radio commentator for the Indians) in 1955. That was the year Herb won the "Rookie of the Year" award. I was THRILLED to have his autograph......(along with all the other pennant-winning Indians)...I still am!! My grandsons all play baseball, each of them would LOVE to have that baseball. I'm not so sure...I love the Indians so, I might just 'take it with me when I go'. I was a great fan of Herb's. I hope your good memories and God's love will give you all peace. God Bless you all.
Lee Hall, VA & Sun City Center, FL
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family. Herb Score was one of the reasons I became such a big Indians Fan. He made listening to the tribe fun. He will be missed greatly.
So many memories from Herb's playing days and time as the broadcaster for the Indians games. We were like so many who watched the TV with no sound so we could listen to Herb on the radio.
Our sympathy to the Score family.
"Thanks for the memories"
My condolences to the Score family. Sad loss for the Indian family. We were all better to have had him here.
Our deepest sympathy to the family.
We have lost a great one.
My sincere condolences. What a wonderful man, blessed by God to endure his challenges and succeed in spite of many difficulties! He has moved through the corn field and into the "field of dreams."
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
As Indian's fans, we were lucky to have him. He was one of the best. God Bless Herb Score and his family.
To the Score family, our condolences, to a fine man and ballplayer.
My son Tyler Joseph White lived at Our Lady of the Wayside when Herb's daughter Suzie lived at the Croft.
Suzie entertained us with her singing and I know Tyler and his friends and relatives enjoyed Suzie so much. Both Suzie and Tyler are in Heaven now and I am sure Herb will get a wonderful welcome from the gang there ahead of him including Dorothy Gauchat and some of All God's Children taken care of by Dorothy and Wayside.
God Bless You Herb and bless your family.
To the entire Score Family,
I remember as a young kid growing up in the 60's & 70's, my grandpa and I would have the TV on turn the volumn down and turn the radio on as he always said Herb Score & Joe Tait were the best announcers. God Bless you Herb Score!
My sincere condolences to you and family. I remember Herb when he was in speech class. A very nice person. Pray you and your children are doing ok.
Charles Freed, Class of '53
Sadly, a big part of my childhood is
gone with Mr. Score's passing.
For a 43 year old, his voice was the
soundtrack of my summers here in
Wisconsin, even when WWWE's
signal was not so great.
I will never forget his love of the game which strengthened my own.
God bless his family and countless
The Herb Score Family,
I wish they had XM radio back then so I could have heard him.
God bless you.
My father had season ticket in the 70's. He would drive the whole family from Toledo (where I was raised) every weekend. During the week day we listen to you. I would keep my own scorebook of every game. I would be walking down the street listening to you. I really miss those days and I will miss you.
Growing up 8 miles down the road from Municipal Stadium in the 70's , as a kid there were 2 things you could count on when at a Tribe game, 1: The security guards would let you move down to where ever you wanted to sit after 3 inings because there were only 5-8 thousand people at the game. And 2: Herb Score would sum up the afternoons mis adventures by the tribe with the same patience and eloquence(tempered with affection) as a mother describing to a family member the latest short comings of her under achieving child.
God Bless Herb and Thank-you!
The Score Family,
I grew up listening to Mr. Score broadcasting the Indians games. I always enjoyed listening to him. I have a CD with great moments in Tribe history form the 90's and will always enjoy listening to his voice. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr Score's family and friends.. He will be missed by thousands of people who never met him but brought him in to their homes via the radio.
Mary and family....
Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers! What an amazing man, what an amazing life!!
My deepest sympathy to Herb Score's family. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of listening to him call Indians baseball games. He was the best.
My condolences to the family. I like many of my friends grew up listening to the broadcasts on our front porch.
Thanks for the memories.
Herb was my Hero when I snuck into Indianapolis Indians Games. Always had time for us Brats
Herb was the best, his voice is Indians baseball.
As parishoners of Saint Christopher's for the last 35 years, I just felt compelled to convey our sincere sympathy to Herb Score's wife, Nancy and their children/grandchildren. May Our Lord be with you in a special way this week as you bury your beloved husband and father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
A true gentleman and Cleveland Sports icon. He will be trully missed.
Please accept my sympathy of the passing of a wonderful man. When I was a child, I remember all the wonderful things my father used to tell me about this man. I had the pleasure of meeting him and saw him frequently as he attended the baseball games at Jacobs Field, as I worked in the parking garage.
The Herb Score Family,
My sincerest condolences go out to you.
Some of my fondest memories as a child were listening with my father to Herb Score announce the Indians games on the radio, especially outside on a hot summer night. I was able to see the game through his voice. There is no doubt, he had much to do with me becoming a lifelong baseball fan.
May God bless his soul.
Ironically, the other day a picked up a baseball in my rec room.
It was signed "Mark Best Wishes Herb Score"
It had been given to me by Herb's daughter Mary, who, after working together at Grays Armory, years ago learned I was a huge Indians fan, and thrilled me then with that ball.
Although my memorabilia is not all displayed..Herb's ball will be given a place of prominence in my home.
God Bless Herb and his family.
Our thoughts are with you. We will always remember all the Indians gifts he gave Ryan and Robb.
I am not old enough to remember watching Herb play the game, however my father could never say enough about him.
I do however remember hearing him call the games as a youth in Youngstown. He was and always will be the greatest in my book.
Sorry for your and our great loss.
To the family of Herb Score:
Herb Score was the voice of my childhood summers. He was a terrific play by play man, and he always had interesting things to say about the game of baseball.
More than that, he was a humble and decent man. And he offered proof that such qualities are not incompatible with first rate talent and performance. Thank you for sharing him with us.
God rest his soul.
TO THE SCORE FAMILY:
THE ONLY WORD THAT DISCRIBES HERB SCORE IS........GENTLEMAN WHAT A CLASS ACT.....SO HUMBLE AND SINCERE. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCES. HE IS NOW IN THE HALL OF FAME
Dearest Score Family;
Mr. Score has a great and lasting impression on my life. Growing up in the 70's in Cleveland, it was Mr. Score's voice that trickled out of my transistor radio, often times under the blanket, in a dark bedroom with my parents thinking I was asleep. His voice was perhaps one of the most foundational of my childhood. Only Mr. Score could draw me into season after season for the downtrodden Indians of the 70's. Mr. Tait holds that same place when they broadcast together.
I also met Mr. Score on a couple of occasions, as my father, Joe Rattigan, knew Mr. Score from social circles. I want to extend my sympathy at this difficult time, but also my thanks for sharing that great, memorable voice from my youth. Peace be with your family.
To Nancy and family
God be with you and your family.
Herb score was my father, brother and uncle growing up, all through the radio. I would fall asleep with Herb calling the late innings when my Mom would scold me to turn it off. I would hide it under the pillow so I could try to fight to stay awake to hear the end. It didn't matter that the team was bad all those years, Herb's voice was always the winning formula. He taught me baseball was a game and life would go on the next day regardless. God Bless You Herb Score!
Thanks for all the great memories you had provided for my father and brothers as well as myself.You truly were the best of the best.We will all miss you
My sincerest and deepest sympathies go to the Score family.
As a 9 year old boy in 1957 (living in Cleveland), I was devasted when Herb got injured, saddend when he retired, and heartbroken when he died.
One of my boyhood heros is gone.
May he rest in the loving arms of God.
Mrs. Score and family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences .
I have been a lifelong Tribe fan and it will not be the same without him and the "It's a beautiful day for baseball" to start each game. He will be missed.
Being originally from Cleveland, I am a long-time Indians fan. One of my earliest memories was Herb's tragic line drive injury. After my family and I moved to Minnesota in 1983 and feeling somewhat homesick, I would tune into the Indians broadcasts at night. Herb's soothing broadcasting voice would make me feel right at home again. Herb Score was a class act and he will be missed by Indians fans everywhere.
I worked with Herb at 3WE from 1973-1977 and he was the kindest, nicest man I have ever had the chance to work with. He always stopped in my office to see me and even took me to the Wahoo Club for lunch. I am sure he will be sorely missed by both family and friends. I am glad I had the opportunity to know him and his kind spirit. May he rest in peace.
I spent most of my adult life listening to what seemed like your friend next door broadcast the Indians games on the radio. He was our radio friend, and will be sorely missed.
One thing my Dad and my brothers did, was go to 1 Cleveland Indians game for a "boys" night out. When we could not, we listened to Herb Score!!! We even would turn the t.v. volume down, and listen to the radio. He was a family favorite our entire life. We lost our Dad in 1997, but, those memories will last forever.
Thanks for many a wonderful hour listening to the Tribe play ball. Your voice will always be the one that I hear when I think of the Indians. My deepest sympathies.
I will always remember the signature' "It's a beautiful day for baseball !" I'm sure where your are it is.
God Bless and condolenses to the family.
Our sincerest and deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Herb. As a lifelong Tribe fan (and introducing my wife to the Tribe), we both know that he will be sorely missed and irreplaceable. May he rest in the loving arms of God.
NANCY AND FAMILY,
OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. WE HAVE FOND MEMORIES AS HARBOUR ISLES NEIGHBORS AND ALSO COMING FROM OHIO.
GOD'S PEACE BE WITH HERB AND HIS FAMILY.
We have enjoyed listening to Herb Score most of our lives! Such a wonderful man. Our prayers are with his wife, family and friends.
thanks for the memories herb. your voice reminds me of summers growing up. may you rest in peace.
What a class act...you will be missed. The players of today do not come close to the example you set. I remember watching my 8 year old son swim with Mr. Score and Bob Feller at our hotel in Tucson during Indians spring training in 1991, and thinking "if he only realized what gifted company he was with in that pool that day". God Bless you.
From a lifetime Tribe fan. Thanks for the memories, Herb. God Bless!
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
I can't add much to what already has been said but I'll try..From 1970 when I became an Indians fan, Your husband's voice has been an mainstay throughout all the losing years..I will always treasure those times when more than likely the Indians would lose but as long as the game was going and Herb was there, there was hope.
Also, though you and Herb were not originally from Cleveland, you became Clevelanders in our hearts, with all the qualities Clevelanders are known for..Kindness, friendliness and hard work..I apologize for rambling a bit..
My condolences to you and your family.
Having left Cleveland in the 70's, Herb's voice on the radio was a connection to home. Herb became like family and his passing is like losing a favorite uncle.
Rest in Peace Herb
I was listening that night when McDougald sent that liner screaming at Herb Score. What a loss for the Tribe. But, what an education for us kids who learned how to cope with serious problems. He never once spoke of regret. What a lesson for all of us. Gonna miss yah Herb--you were such a big part of my life.
Warm summer night on my upstairs porch listening to the voice of Herb saying swing and a miss while Luis Tiant strike out another batter was priceless.Tony Kubek was once asked who was the fastest pitcher he ever faced and with no surprise he said Herb Score he said without his injury he probably would have been one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history.
My thoughts and prayers are with Herb's family. I'll never forget the joy that Herb brought to each radio broadcast. I remember coming home from school and listening to the day games on the radio...what a wonderful thing to come home to! I still have Herb's last broadcast recorded on cassette. We'll never forget you, Herb!
Mrs Score & Family,
I grew up in Rosedale, Queens and had the honor of playing baseball and football with "Herbie Score" on the fields we built on Schmitt's Farm in 1947. He was awesome.
My fondest memory of Herb's picthing was during a game between St. Claire's and the Laurelton Seahawks. Herb didn't throw a single strike. His first pitch to Mickey Brigante was high and fast (It was near dust and we couldn't see the ball). The Seahawk manager "Soupy Campbell" ran out on the field and called the game. We were only in our early teens but Herbie was already throwing asprins.
I had another encounter with Herb while we were on the same football team. Herb zigged, I was blocking and I zagged and took him out by mistake. (So much for our football).
In 1948 Rabbit Marranville (HoF) was giving a baseball clinic at Sherwood Oval in Springfield Gardens (Queens).
Rabbit picked out Herbie to stand on the mound for his examples. Little did Rabbit know that the tall skinny kid he picked would grow up to be one of baseballs best.
The last time I saw Herb (before the family move to Florida) was in 1948 when he was working at Vallarieos on Merrick Road and Brookville Blvd (across from O'Connor's)
In mid August all of us old guys had a Rosedale get together at Joe Dolan's house in Elmount. Hap & Don Boening were amoung the group along with Joe Dolan (Herbs Catcher), Dennis McSweeny, Jack Reilly, and the Gargans (John, Bill, & Jim). Much of our day included talking about our Roasedale hero Herbie Score. Hap Boening told me that Herb wasn't doing well.
Thanks for the memories Herbie.
My God Bless the Score Family
Dear Nancy and Family and Helen:
When Herb joined my English Class at Lake Worth High I was immediatley impressed with his intelligence, soft spoken voice, and gentile manner. One day Herb came over to the house with some of the guys and we threw a baseball around...I still feel the sting in my catching hand! Not a lot of people know this, but Herb was a great basketball player, I can still see his poised left hand follow-through as he cleard a net-only shot from the outside.
Though depressed at the thought of his moving on, I celebrate having known him, his success, and realize Nancy that you two were a match made in heaven.
Would that the world had more men like Herb.
My thoughts and prayers,
That voice lulled me to sleep for many, many years in my youth. He was a huge part of my life and made the Indians games more exciting to hear.
I certainly understand the lost of a loved one because I too lost my father. But I found comfort in the Bible scripture at Acts 24:15: "there is going to be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous." I mourn your lost with you. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Dear Herb Score Family,
I am too young to have seen Herb pitch, but I am a lifelong Indians fan and to me Herb Score was the voice of the Cleveland Indians. I grew up listening to Herb and his various partners over the years and he made listening to games extremely enjoyable. I am also an avid baseball memorabilia collector and one of my prize possessions is a '56 Topps Herb Score card, signed by Herb. Thank you, Herb, for all the years of memories!
Dear Herb was a childhood friend back in Rosedale,NY. I played catch with him for years. I married the girl next door to him,Claire for 52 years. Was sorry to see him leave so early . George Lerner
I listened to Herb from the day he started broadcasting to the day he retired. Herb made listening to the games fun even in those lean years.
God's getting a good man.
Nancy, Thank you for sharing Herb with us for all those years as he brought Indians baseball to life from across the country. We will miss him greatly and pray for God's comforting touch to you and your family.
To the Score family,
Please know that Herb Score was very special to me and meant it was summer in Cleveland when I was a kid. My dad always had Herb on and his voice was synonymous with baseball here. My sincerest condolences.
I will never forget being able to deliver his mail one day as he was recovering at University Hospital. I was 16 at the time, working in the Mailroom. I also met his (at the time) fiance, Nancy. God bless.
I am sorry for your loss.Thank you for sharing Herb. He will remain in the hearts of countless fans forever.
To the Score Family,
I listened to all the Indian games when I was growing up and was always making sure to listen when Herb pitched. I met him at spring training some years back and was in awe of knowing it was Herb. That is one day I will never forget and still have the book he signed. I will pray for him.
Dear Judy and family,
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Rocky River Class of 1976
Your love for the Cleveland Indians will live on the hearts of so many like myself for many years to come. I grew up listening in the 80's and picked you up all the way in northwest PA back when there were only about 40 or 50 games on WUAB. When I think of the Cleveland Indians one of the first things that comes to my mind is Herb Score. Thank you sir for all the wonderful memories!
I listened to Indians' baseball from the time I was old enough to remember and Herb Score was the sound of the game for me. I live in New York state now and can often get Indians' broadcasts on WTAM but the feeling is not the same. Herb is sorely missed.
I am too young to recall much about Herb Score other than his broadcasting in the mid 90s, but his passion for baseball and the Tribe reinforced my love of the game. I will miss him immensely. Baseball lost a giant this week; my greatest sympathies to his family.
Herb, you're pitching with the angels now, and I'm not talking anout the team in Anaheim.
My deepest condolences are extended to the Score family and friends.
I considered Herb a friend even though I never met him. I vividly recall listening to him broadcast games as I drifted off to sleep in the late '70s and 80s. As awful as most of those teams were, Herb captivated this young boy night after night.
In high school and college, Herb often kept me company while I did my homework or just relaxed.
Herb's mistakes are legendary, but in a good way. Rather than taking away from his thorough baseball knowledge and enthusiasm for the game, the occasional gaffes added to his unique personality. One of my favorites was sometime in the '90s when he said something like, "Deep drive to center field ... and the second baseman makes the catch." Classic! Another fond memory of mine was listening to Herb make the call when the Indians made the final out to advance to the World Series in 1995. It was such an emotional moment for this fan who had dreamed of this moment every spring only to be throughly disappointed every fall. Funny thing is, Herb called it very calmly, like he had known this day would eventually come. I remember joking that he had seemed more excited about giving away a lawnmower when a Tribe pitcher struck out the side! I was so glad that Herb finally got to see the Indians in the big show after broadcasting so many meaningless Tribe games.
God bless you, Herb! I'll never forget you!
Indians' games will never be better heard. I spent many late nights in my bed listening to his voice, calling the games. Best wishes to his family.
You were a big part of my growing up in Cleveland listening to the indians ' games on the radio. All the best to you and your family, always.
Mrs. Score there is a Tiger fan mourning with you in Michigan. God is and will remain ever close to you today and always.
Thank you Herb for bringing the games into my living room and my bedroom for the first 12 years of my life. I can honestly say that I am the baseball fan I am today from listening to Herb talk me to sleep as I listened before going to bed.
I can still remember growing up and even if my dad was asleep on the living room couch, he'd know the Indians just hit a home run by the stampede my brother and I would cause going down the stairs to watch it. Herb called it and we ran. He had such a gentle way of calling the game. You will be missed and your voice will always live on.
All of Cleveland and all Indians fans everywhere feel the tremendous loss of a good friend, true hero, and sports legend.
As Herb would describe a pitch: "Dowwnn, too low... it's in the dirt". He did bring a pitcher's perspective to his broadcasts. Because he knew pitching.
Nancy and Family,
I grew up listening to Herb on the radio and always thought of him as one of the best. He was like a friend telling you about the game. I'm a Tribe fan because of Herb. He will be missed. God bless you and your family and rest in peace, Herb.
Your call of Sandy Alomars homerun off Mariano Rivera in the 1997 ALDS sent chills through my spine, and I will never forget your voice that night. You single handedly made Cleveland Indians baseball a big part of all our lives. You will be sorely missed in the tribe family...this year is for you!
Herb Score- The Man, The Myth, The Legend. Herb Score lived a long fruitful life. He was married for over 50 years, had 4 beautiful children and had a marvelous career in baseball, as a pitcher and an announcer.
I always wondered why my dad sat outside all summer long in the back yard listening to the Indians games on the radio... Now I know why.
Don't be sad for Herb for he has found his eternal resting place up in heaven with the Saints & Angels. May God bless his family and give them the strength to continue their journey until one day they will be united with Christ.
Like so many others, I grew up listening to Herb on the radio, day in and day out, summer after summer. Today I feel like I've lost an old friend. Thanks for the memories, Herb, and my condolences to the entire Score family.
I once met Herb Score while doing a sevice call at his home. I was so nervous because he was an icon in Cleveland. He was friendly and gracious..I grew up listening to Indians on the radio .sometimes I had my radio under my pillow listening to the west coast games at night.. thank you Herb and God Bless
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY
THE PIRICHY FAMILY
To Herb, As an 8 year old Little League pitcher, I remember crying when I heard you were so seriously hurt. I grew up listening to you on the radio and those memories are so nice to have today.
God Bless You.
I listened to Herb's broadcast as a young boy until I fell asleep, a memory I will always cherish. Thank you for that! You are all in my prayers - May God Bless
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY
THE PIRICHY FAMILY
FROM A FAN
My deepest condolences to the Score family on the tragic passing of Herb Score. He was the greatest Indians broadcaster I have ever listened to. May he rest in peace and the good Lord be with his family and everyone he touched.
Thank you for filling my summers with Cleveland Indians baseball and love of the Tribe. I never saw you pitch, but you brought the games I listened to alive.
He was my first baseball hero. He handled adversity from sports, life and health with such grace. His reaction to adversity made him someone to respect and admire.
Loss and sadness are not sufficient to convey my sense of loss. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Rest in peace. Your memory will live on in Cleveland baseball.
I didn't "know" you - but I did. Growing up in the Cleveland area, many fond youth memories are accompanied by your voice as we followed the "not-quite-contender" Tribe of the 60's and 70's.
Thanks for the memories.
The "Indian Nation" has lost a great warrior in the passing of Herb Jude Score. The best word to sum up this gentleman is CLASS.
I was 11 listening to the May game on my transitor radio when I heard that Gil hit Herb with a line drive. I recall it shook up Gil so much he thought about retiring and Herb would have none of that. Still recall all the sandbags arond his head to keep his head motionless
Many would be angry at God for this event but not Herb. A great Christain warrior who led by example with no scandels in his life.
Perhaps this event wiil cause Indian management to retire his number and the number of his best friend Rocky Colavito. They were my role models and I thank them for the lives they lead.
To Nancy and the rest of the family although there is sorrow know that he is "pitching and announcing " for God now and he is pain free. I cannot wait to see him in heaven to thank him for his acts of service to help the less fortunate.
I have never seen so many guest book entries and this alone is a testmony to his character.
Herb will not be resting as the Lord already has him busy. See you in heaven Mr. Score and say hi to my dad Loren Castor who was an avid Tribe fan who admired you from a far and now will have an opportunity to chat with you.
Ted A Castor
'64 Valley Forge
'68 Kent State
'69 Kent Sate
Dear Mrs. Score and family,
My husband and I are Herb Score and Indians fans. He will be truly missed. God bless you and keep you.
Dave and Diane Jordan
Dear Mrs. Score & Family, Not having grown up with baseball in our home we didn't know who Mr. Score was when you met my Mom (Rose) but wanted to Thank You all for treating her like one of your family. She & My Dad enjoyed getting to know you both over the years and have many fond memories. We really appreciated your attending their 50th a few years back. He was a true gentleman and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Again Thank you all for your kindness to our family over the years. Mr. Score will be missed.....
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Herb you were the best. I can remember sitting outside with my dad and brothers listening to you on the radio. God Bless you and your family.
You and Herb were our parking neighbors in Winton Place for several years. We would frequently see you in the garage, elevators and fitness room.
Although it was clearly difficult for him to exercise, as he worked out, Herb always gave it his all. It was inspiring to watch him and to see you encourage him.
He was a gentleman and a gentle man, always accompanied by the only woman he could possibly have chosen to be his partner for life.
We will remember Herb Score not as a person who was 'famous,' but as a person who was gracious, friendly and a good neighbor. You and your family are in our hearts.
Nancy & Family
Helen & Carroll & Family
we were so saddened by the news of Herb's death and so were the many Alumni of LWHS as we notified many and our prayers are with all of you. God Bless
Doris & Dennis
Indians' baseball on the radio and Mr. Score's voice are a fond memory of growing up in New Philadelphia. He was like a part of the family that stopped by on game night.
My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Score and the Score Family. Indians' fans everywhere are grieving with you.
One of my fondest memories of Herb Score was the night the Indians won the pennant against the Mariners in 1995. When it became apparent that the Tribe was going to win, we turned off the audio portion of the broadcast so that we would be able the hear Herb Score's account of the actual clinching of the pennant. Nobody deserved it more than Herb Score. God bless Herb and his family and thank you for being part of my life and my love of the Indans.
When I was a busboy at the College of Wooster in 1970, Herb was the speaker at a luncheon there. He signed my Fellowship of Christian Athletes membership card; I still have it. 25 years later, I introduced my sons to him at an Indians/AAA game in Charlotte. He was always a gentleman. May you feel the peace of Christ all about you.
Dear Mrs. Score, please accept my prayerful sympathy upon Herb's death. He remains a hero to so many of us. Our little high school in Erie, Pa . was honored to have him speak at our annual father-son Communion breakfast some years ago. He was, and remains, an inspiration to us.
Herb was a huge part of my childhood and I spent many days listening and learning about the greatest game on Earth from him. It was a time when we loved guys like Kuiper, Manning, Barker and Spikes but we listened to the game to hear about baseball, not about the Indians - for as much as we loved them, we knew they weren't going to challenge for a pennant. Yet we listened every chance we got just to enjoy three hours of being at the park, and for all of us that couldn't get there, listening to Herb was just like being at the ballpark. Thank you and condolences to the entire Score family
What a baseball legend and hero for the Indians and the city of Cleveland. He will truly be missed. My prayers and sympathy to the family. God's peace be with you.
A devoted Indians Fan
Mr. Score was and will always be the voice I heard for Tribe. God Bless.
I thought to myself, 'why sign this obituary? I'm sure my sentiments are the same as countless other people's.' But I wanted to let his wife and children know that I'm an Indians fan and a baseball fan because of Herbie's radio broadcasts from the early 80s. His retirement caused me great sadness...
May his memory be eternal.
AS a teenager growing up in Mansfield, Ohio during the 1970s I listened to every Indians game.
I feel like I have lost a dearly loved family member and friend.
God speed Mr. Score.
When I was growing up, Saturday afternoons in the summer meant three things: helping my parents with yard work, our next door neighbor sitting on our deck taking a break from his yard work, and Herb Score's voice coming through the speakers of our neighbor's battered old portable radio. When I heard about Herb's passing yesterday, I was struck by the fact that his death came almost 14 years to the day after that beloved childhood neighbor died. As so many have written already, Herb Score was Cleveland baseball, and for me (and for many others I suspect) he was a big part of growing up a Tribe fan in greater Cleveland. I offer my deepest condolences to the Score family and to Herb's many friends.
I have watched Herb's career from afar - I too went to Lake Worth High School, and played in the band. We were so proud of Herb and his accomplishments. I pray God's peace and blessings just now on each of you. God has promised us grace sufficient for this day and healing for our hurts. Barb Curry Class '56 LWHS
In 1998 I went to Kansas City to watch the Indians battle the Royals. I stayed at the same Holiday Inn as Mr. Score. On Sunday morning I saw him having breakfast, I introduced myself to him and asked him to say HI to my mother on the air, as she would be listening to the game on the radio at her nursing home. Mr. Score, being the consumate gentleman, invited me to join him at his table. We had the nicest conversation. When I spoke with my mother later that evening, she said that he not only said hello to her during the game broadcast, he told her about meeting me, having breakfast together, and that she raised a great Indians fan! My mother was thrilled! Herb Score speaking to her on the radio made her the Belle of the Ball at the nursing home.
I am sorry for your family's loss, yet I know there is a baseball team in Heaven that has been waiting for another great pitcher (I saw Field of Dreams!). I wish I had been old enough to see him play in the late fifties. Thank you for allowing us, the Cleveland fans, to share this wonderful man.
God Bless you
Because of Herb, the number 27 has been my favorite all my life. I cried when Herb was struck by a line drive as I was watching the Yankee game, and I suffered when he tried his comeback afterwards. His was a tragedy I never forgot. Never have I seen a better pitcher in all my years (65), one with better fastballs and curves. I wanted so much for him to do well and for his talent to assert itself. Herb held a special place in my boyhood heart, and he remains there. My love and thankful best wishes to you all.
My fiance and I have been Indian Fans since the 60's . He grew up in the Akron area and myself was raised in the Cleveland area and lived there for 44 years, until moving to Georgia 3 years ago. We will always carry the Cleveland Indians wherever we roam. Herb Score, you will truely be missed. The Score Family is in our prayers.
The passing of Herb Score is for many men in their late 40's early 50's a passing of their own youth. It brings back memories of a time when summers were hotter, winters were snowier, and your next birthday seemed to be so far away.
A few years ago I wondered how I would feel when I heard the news that Herb Score died. Maybe it's strange to some but I'm sure I'm not the only one. You see, Herb Score was not only a broadcaster he was a part of every boy that grew up as a baseball fan in the 1960's.
Herb Score reminds me of family. He reminds me of my father driving me in one of our many used cars down the Shore Way toward the old lady on the lake. The stadium off in the distance, lights glowing in the summer haze. The excitement I felt as we got closer and drove south on the marginal road toward the Muni lot.
Herb Score reminds me of my parents lugging that old metal Coke a Cola cooler to the upper right field stands. We'd picnic there and watch the sailboats go by through the opening in left center field.
Herb Score reminds me of the first time my father walked me up the ramp leading to the first base line and that beautiful green field appearing before me. He reminds me of the trumpets that would swing around on the old scoreboard when the Indians hit a home run.
Herb Score reminds me of running across the Shore Way with my friends to get to gate “A” and watching Chief Wahoo spin around, foot raised and ready to hit a fastball a mile.
Herb Score reminds me of lying in bed with the flu, home from school in early March and wondering why he wasn't broadcasting a spring training game in the middle of the week.
He was the voice I grew up with, fell asleep to, and loved to hear for all of my youth. I moved away for more than a decade and when I returned he was the voice that made me feel I was back home.
“Hi again everybody, this is Herb Score.”
He will be missed.
Herb was lucky to work with some of the finest play-by play voices from Joe Tait,Nev Chandler,Steve Lamar and recently Tom Hamilton and it is a
shame he is gone because Herb was
a Cleveland Indian and was a class
act both in and out of the broadcasting booth and he will be missed by everybody.Rest in peace.
I have many fond memories of watching the Indians and Mr. Score with my Dad when I was a little girl.
As the daughter of an avid baseball fan, the world has lost one of the best. It is our sincere hope that the promises made in the holy bible give you the strength to cope with the challenges that lay ahead. There are many promises pertaining to endless life on a peaceful, righteous earth.
May you draw comfort from these and the many other promises regarding the Kingdom of God.
Am I more of a baseball fan or a Herb Score fan? Let's say I'm a baseball fan by way of Herb Score. As they said in the editorial "he had a big fastball, and a big heart." He may have been a great athlete, but he was an even greater person. He came from a time when the game was played for sport, not for big business--and he stayed that humble man his whole life. Who didn't love Herb Score? When I listened to the Cleveland Indians games, it was more for "the Score" than for the score. He fostered an appreciation for the game in the most unlikely people--including me. Thanks, Herb. You'll be missed by more than just baseball fans. You'll be missed by everyone.
Fairwell to a dear friend of Cleveland. You still are what heroes and role models are truly made of...you will be missed.
When I watched the Cleveland Indians on the television, I always turned the sound off and listened to Herb on the radio. I surely believe God needed a great left handed pitcher on his team. We will all miss you Herb.
Rest in peace Herb. Thanks for spending time with me.
As a teenager in rural upstate New York, I was an avid Indians fan and when Herb came to the big leagues in 1955, I was excited and certain that many successful years were in store for Cleveland. On that May day in 1957, I recall feeling great sorrow and concern for Herb and his family. During the ensuing years as Herb's career took a few turns, I followed his progress and when he finally decided that he could no longer be an effective pitcher, I remember feeling that a potentially great career had been taken away from him. Because of the distance from Cleveland, I rarely had an opportunity to hear his broadcasts. When I heard of his passing this morning, I was reminded of the happy days of 1955 and 1956. Herb Score most certainly will have a starting role in the team beyond.
I am very sad at Herb's passing. Herb and his best friend Rocky Colavito were the heroes of all of us who grew up in the 50's. We all knew they were close friends, and it was difficult to choose between them. So, we loved them both the same. Could anyone have two better heroes to emulate? For all the broadcast years, it was wonderful to have him in the booth, still with the team - where he belonged. Today, at 61, I still play softball, a left handed pitcher, and I wear number 27. It couldn't be any other way. to Mrs. Score, and the family, my sincerest condolences. We will always love and remember Herb, a wonderful human being.
Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. I've enjoyed "the voice of the Indians" for many years. May you rest in eternal peace, Herb.
Thank you Herb for all the exciting memories you have given us. My father loved to listen to you call a game. He would never listen to the Indian announcers on tv. He always had the radio on with the tv volume down. This was nice for me because it also gave me a chance to listen to the best announcer the Indians ever had.
My sincere condolences to Mr. Score's family. I am truly sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man.
I am wearing all of my Indian pins today at work in honor of Herb Score.
Herb, you were one of a kind and will be missed.
I will always remember growing up listening to Herb and Joe do Indians baseball, before the game would start...hearing Herb say "well the crowd is ready, players are ready, umpires are ready and so is my partner Joe Tait to tell you that..." and Joe would say it's a beautiful day for baseball !! Will never forget listening to every ballgame on my transistor radio in early 70's. Herb will always be remembered.
My dad and I would listen to Herb call games when I was a kid. Then my parents dragged me out to Arizona and I missed Herb and the Tribe. I was at the Indians last spring training game in Scottsdale before they left for Florida and I got a foul ball and Herb signed it for me in the parking lot, what a great last memory. Herb, I'll miss you. You'll be in Goodyear next year in spirit. God bless you.
"It's fair, it's foul...it is!" God bless you, Herb. You will be missed.
I did not know Herb Score the ballplayer, but I grew up listening to Herb Score the announcer. He brought the Indians to life for me every night.
What a voice, what a career, what a life.
Rest in Peace Herb.
God Bless your family in this difficult time.
As a long time Yankee fan I guess there I always felt some guilt that an Yankee hit the liner. Score was a class guy to say it was not Gil's fault. We thank him for that and for the great guy he was.
Mrs. Score and Family,
My father and I would listen to the ball games on the radio in our car, as that was the only way we could get the station to come in. I cherish those memories.
Also, my father told me of how his mother sent a get well letter to Mr. Score after his injury. The biggest thrill for her was that he wrote back to her. My father still has that letter. Mr. Score touched 3 generations of Indians fans in a small Indiana town. May God bless you and provide you strength at this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Score family. Herb will be missed more than you'll ever know. Baseball was more enjoyable because of him. He made you feel like you were there even when you couldn't. We will miss you Herb, but god has a wonderful voice with him and a wonderful man.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Sincere condolences to Herb's family.
Herb was such a wonderful man and he meant so much to so many people. God bless
I grew up listening to Mr. Score call games. He was the epitome of class and a wonderful link between the fans and the team. He will be missed terribly. My prayers go out to his family.
"Hi again everybody, this is Herb Score."
I will always remeber those words.
Another part of my childhood died with him.
I realize that Herb was so many things to so many people, but for me, Herb was "the voice" I listened to at night on my transistor radio, always "hoping" like Herb did for another Tribe Victory! Thanks for so may GREAT SEASONS, Herb. Thanks for the memories. Say Hi to my Dad for me. He loved you, too..
I had the pleasure of attending the Indians 1995 Fantasy Camp and, as a long-time Indians fan, batting aginst one of my heroes, Herb Score. We've lost a great person and my prayers and condolences go out to the Score Family.
as a first grader on May 8th 1957, i remember how our whole class cried. today, as an older man, i see a city crying...thanks for the memories.
I am so sorry to hear about Herb Score passing. He is up in Heaven with all of his other baseball fans & players that he used to play baseball with. He will definitely be missed. I really & truly did become an Indians fan when my grandmother used to listen to him over the raidio & I listened to him on television. I know everyone will miss him dearly. He was a legend in my life & always will be. Rest in Peace Mr. Score. God Bless you & your family in this great loss of such a wonderful person like Herb Score. You will be remembered always. Eternal rest grant unto you O' Lord & let perpetual light shine upon you, May you rest in peace Amen. "Go Tribe 4 ever"
With sad hearts we offer our condolences to the Score family. May you find comfort in your memories and solace in God's support. (2 Cor 1:3,4)
I am so sorry to hear about one of my favorite sports announcer passing. He will definitely be missed. I grew up listening to him on television & he was always such a good announcer over the radio & television. I know he will be missed by everyone who lived in Rocky River,OH. God Bless all of you & God Bless you Herb.
God bless your soul,your beautiful soul.
I was just a little kid, and I had my first Major League baseball. You were kind enough to autographed it for me. You were always my Hero.
I'll never forget you.
As a kid watching the mediocre teams of the 80's, my friends and I would watch games on TV with no sound and listen to Score's radio broadcasts. Springs and summers were never the same after he retired. Being born into a family that treats baseball like a religion, Herb Score was basically a member of the family growing up. Herb Score will be missed, but not forgotten.
Indians fans lost one of the all time greats with Herb's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting Herb at spring training in FL many times.
I cried the night he was hit in the eye in '57.
He will never be forgotten.
My sympathy to his family and may God rest his soul.
Herb Score - Mr. Cleveland Indian
Rest in Peace
Say hello to Jimmy Dudley, Bob Neal, Nev Chandler, and Harry Jones for all of the Tribe Faithful.
My fondest memory was listening to Herb Score calling the Tribe game as a teenager back in the '70s on that little pocket AM radio. Herb Score was the Indians, and will always be the Indians. He was even more of a remarkable person. He will be missed, but we will never forget him.
May God Bless Score family at this time of sorrow.
god bless you herb rest in peace
I grew up listening to Herb announce Indians games with my dad, he would tell me stories of what a great player he was. the tribe wasnt very good back then, but we would still sit at the kitchen table and listen. My father passed in 1993, but Herb was there to announce when the Indians beat the seattle to advance to the world series in 1995. I will never forget that. He was a great man,and a life long indian. God Bless.
I am 18 years old and started to follow baseball after Herb Score retired. But I have heard other sportscasters discuss his talents as a broadcaster and a person. His legacy lives on.
I grew up in the Cleveland area and always looked forward to Herb on the TV or radio. He was the type of person one wanted to be associated with. I met him once and cherished that moment the rest of my life. I now live in Tennessee and still listen to my Tribe. My heart cries for the Score family and for their sorrow. We all know that Herb is with God now. May you all go in piece.
We are all so saddened to learn of Herb's passing. He was a dear classmate and will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him. Please know how very sorry we all are.
Kathy Snyder Graves & Classmates
Lake Worth High School Class of 1953
We will miss you Mr. Score.
Likely I would not be interested in baseball today had I not started listening to you describe games on the radio.
Thank you and God bless.
Don't tell me a man isn't supposed to cry---I was 18, living in Boston when we almost lost Herb in 1957. Oh hell yes I cried and still get teary eyed when I think of that day. I am sad. Rest in peace my friend.
Herb and Rocky. Like many of my generation from NE Ohio, that's who our fathers loved. They worshiped Rocky, hated Trader Lane and cried when they told us about Herb Score. We were lucky that Herb came back to Cleveland after retiring, and taught us baseball from the booth. It's a sad day, but we were lucky to have had Herb Score. Deepest condolences to his wife and family.
Herb Score's voice is the sound-track for my young summer memories. I still miss his voice beside Nev Chandler's. I feel tonight like a part of my childhood died.
My late father recorded the radio broadcast of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series on a series of cassette tapes and sent them to me. Although raised in NE Ohio, I've lived in Colorado the past thirty years. Based on the outcome of that final game--I never listened to those tapes. (too painful to bear!) After hearing of Herb Score's passing today, I played those tapes of that final World Series game just to hear his voice. Thank you Mr. Score--as a life-long Indians fan, your radio broadcasts were an integral part of my youth.
One of the greats joins one heck of an all star team but leaves us with heavy hearts and tears. Thanks for showing Cleveland us how to be a champion. RIP Herb.
Herb, I read earlier that you never really understood how much you meant to the city of Cleveland. Aside from your passing, I think that is the saddest thing I have heard in along time. Your voice rings louder in my mind and hopefully in my Father's mind more each and every day. Growing up and listening to each game on my transistor under the blankets, driving to and from my parents friends homes in the back seat with the game turned up loud, spending time with my closest friends during the 90's and very shortly with my wife and first son. I will never be able to recall those memories without thinking of your voice. I cannot thank you enough. May you rest in eternal peace Herb. Go Tribe!
I grew up listening to Mr.Score.I always felt and even now as I am older that the radio and a baseball game is like peanut butter&jelly.A perfect combination of taste and imagination.I will always remember when the final pitch was delivered and the Indians had won ten in a row.This specific win streak was important,because this was during the sub .500 years.Mr.Score always had that knack at placing me right there in the dugout watching along with the players.I have since moved to Philadelphia where I am currently spoiled by Mr. Harry Kalas and to me Mr.Score and Mr.Kalas will always be the best in the game.I will pray for you tonite Mr.Score and wish you a safe and wonderful journey to the angels high above.
A true voice of my childhood. One I will always remember. God bless Herb Score.
Herb and family,
Thank you for sharing life here in Florida with us. Pool side or at Diner our family has been blessed to share a moment of the ninth inning in Herbs life.
I will always remember listening to Indians games on the radio, late at night past my bedtime, especially in the summer of '88. Thank you for being a voice of summer in Cleveland.
Since the early 70's when I started to listen to the Indians from Grand Rapids Michigan it was Herb Score who made the games come to life for me. He was the Indians to me
thank you for sharing him with us
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Herb Score. I will always remember his homerun calls and strikeout calls on my radio as I grew up in Cleveland. He will always be the voice of the Cleveland Indians.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest in peace.
I met Herb in spring training in Tucson in 1988 and he was a genuine friendly guy. Always loved listening to the games even when the teams weren't all that great. My prayers to his family and friends.
I remember being inspired by the story of Herb Score as a little league player back in the '70s. He was a courageous man. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Growing up in Indianapolis I still remember the stories my grandfather told about Herb Score and his catcher Hank Foiles for the Indianapolis Indians.
Be at peace Herb.
God bless the Score family at this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Score familiy. Herb put a lot of joy into people's lives, and taught the joy of baseball to me as a boy, listening to awful Tribe teams on a transistor radio under my pillow. I'll remember that joy as long as I live and pass it on. Godspeed!
My prayers and condolences go out to the Herb Score family. I always listened to him on Indians broadcasts on radio. He was the "heart and soul" of Cleveland Indians baseball.R.I.P. Herb.
Just thought I would share a memory I'll never forget about meeting Herb. It's a little odd, but I will never forget it. It was during the 7th inning stretch of game 6 of the 97 World Series. I was lucky enough to score a NBC TV badge, so I was in the press box. During the stretch I went to the mens room. I'm at the stall and who's next to me, yep Herb Score. He mumbled something about we needed some runs, and I agreed. I washed my hands told him go Tribe and walked out. As we all know that was his last home game as the voice of the tribe, and I spent the 7th inning stretch in the mens room with Herb Score. "Bet you never herd of Herbie Score".
When I was 10 years old in 1957, he was nice enough to autograph an Indians yearbook picture for me--which I still have in a frame. There is not a better eulogy for any man than to say, "He was a good guy."
THANKS HERB FOR ALL THOSE WONDERFUL YEARS OF INDIANS BROADCASTS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Herb Score was the guest speaker for the father-son banquet at our synagogue in Lorain in 1958. My Dad and I were honored to be the father-son speakers. As a ten year old, I must have been pretty nervous, so I raced through my brief speech. I'll always remember Herb Score saying, as he began his remarks, "I hope I can deliver my fast ball with the same speed!" He said it with warmth and humor. May his memory be a blessing.
My sympathies to the family of Mr. Score. Like thousands of others, I spent a great deal of my childhood with the radio under the sheets, fighting off sleep, listening to the Tribe. Herb, reassuringly, was always right there with me. What a great Indians' fan he was! Looking back, he taught us all not only how to be loyal, but also loyalty's true value. Rest in peace Herb, and may St. Jude walk you through the gates of heaven.
Thanks for the memories Herb.
Passing of one of the greats.
A classic Indian and one of the staples of my cherished childhood memories listening to Indian games whilst I went to sleep on peaceful summer nights with wind blowing threw the window and highway traffic buzzin from down the street. I even remember at the time thinking , "This is magic". You dont know why, but you know it is.
Although I did not know him personally and I wasn't part of his life, he was part of mine. Condolences to his family.
Thanks Herb, cheers bloke. Sad that we wont hear you anymore. Hopefully you are in a better place. Look over your family and friends.
Growing up I thought Herb Score was always the Indians announcer and always would be. He made all the games so easy to listen to. I did not meet him but I went to high school with his daughter Judy in Rocky River, she was such a nice person. God Bless the Score family.
Please accept my condolences. Although I never met Herb, I join thousands of people in feeling like I lost a close friend. There's very few people that can connect so closely with so many, but Herb was one of those rare people. He was such a sweet, kind, optimistic guy you always wished he was your uncle. He lost a chance at a Hall of Fame pitching career but never gave off a hint of bitterness. We've lost a good one.
Mrs Score & Family Herb and my brother pitched together in the minors in the early 1950's. For some reason he always seemed like a brother to me. We lost a good man!
Cleveland lost today both a friend and a legend. He was part of our lives and he still lives on in our hearts. God speed Herb Score you will always be remembered and loved by those you have touched.
It is with deep regret that I learned of the pasing of Herb Score. To this day my Dad Harold tells stories of playing ball and growing with Herb in Rosedale NY. Deepest sympathy to the entire Score family
Herb Score was the Indians to many Indians fans throughout the years. Not only was he a hero as a ballplayer, but he was a hero and someone that everyone could look up to after his playing days were over. He was truly a gentleman throughout his association with the Indians, baseball, and the City of Cleveland.
His passing can only mean that God was in need a a sensational lefty to fill out his pitching rotation for the coming season.
My sincerest condolenses to his wife and family.
I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Herb at a Browns Game many years ago and it is a memory that I still cherish. One day I will have the opportunity to sit in the stands and cheer Herb on to further victories.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Herb Score was like a member of our family. I remember growing up and listening to him announce the Tribe games while my Dad drove the car and we talked about baseball.
Some of the greatest memories of my childhood were sitting on the front porch with my grandpa listening to Herb call Tribe games. The team was never very good, but I'll never forget those summer days. Say hi to my grandfather in heaven Herb. God bless you, and God bless your family.
I remember Herb announcing Indians games for years and never once was he not a classy person to anyone he interviewed on the field or in the booth. I for one will miss his voice and presence. God bless you!
A Tribe fan favorite and phenominal pitcher. I remember l remember listening to him as a small child. He will surely be missed greatly and should be a model for how to live life.
As a young aspiring pitcher,I wonder at the skill of HJS. His talent was a blessing and his unfortunate demise as a pitcher was overshadowed by his love of the game and lack of self pity
Nancy, Bob and I were saddened to learn of Herb's passing. My great-nephew still tells people how Herb signed a baseball for him at our neighborhood party. I am sure he will be sorely missed.
As a boy, I watched Herb Score pitch against my team, the Yankees. He made them look sick, seeming to shut them out each time. He was Sandy Koufax before Sandy Koufax was Sandy Koufax. I have his baseball cards from 1956 and 1957 and have admired him for all these years. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, such a good soul is he. I send my thoughts and prayers to you who are his family and hope that his memory will always be a source of strength to you. May his soul rest in peace.
Nancy and Family, We have followed you even in retirement. We have a close mutual friend in the Pastorius's of Fort Myers. Barb has
kept us apprised of Herb's condition.
Cleveland lost a great guy when he retired.
Condolences from the Diels family of Toledo, Amherst, Fremont and the Stempky family of Ann Arbor, MI. Herb was a huge voice in our lives for 30+ years. He was enjoyed and respected will be sorely missed.
This is a very sad day. I'm 50 & grew up in the 60's listening to Herb & Bob Neal. As much as I liked the games, my favorite moments were rain delays. Unlike now, The announcers didn't go back to the radio station. They talked baseball & tell stories. This is where I learned baseball. Nobody was better than Herb Score at filling a rain delay just by telling stories. R.I.P Mr. Score
Our deepest sympathy to the family. I met Herb in 1997 during spring training and was pleased to talk with him for a bit. He was a man who seemed humble, faced adversity several times in his life and prevailed over the difficulties with which he has presented. As a ballplayer, my grandfather (who, being born in 1886, saw may of the old-time greats) said he had as much speed as anyone he had ever seen. I enjoyed listening to him on the air and am saddened by his passing.
Dear Score Family,
You have my deepest sympathy - from a Yankee fan. As a kid, Herbert Jude Score was a person I could relate to until the Beatles made our name famous.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
rest in peace herb i always felt like i was at the game even though i was far away listening to your broadcasts
Dear Score Family,
I can't tell you how saddened I am to hear of Herb's passing. I grew up listening to Tribe games that Herb broadcast and when I went into the Air Force and left Cleveland in 1974, I would always try and pick up Tribe games in the evening from my duty station and later from from Silver Spring, Maryland where I eventually settled. You could just tell by Herb's voice what a warm and genuine man he must have been. On the night the Indians lost Game 7 of the 1997 World Series, I felt the worst for Mr. Score because that was his last broadcast for the Tribe and I remember thinking after all his loyatly to the Tribe from the tragedy of the Gil McDougald incident to him covering all those bad Tribe teams of the 60's, 70's, & 80's, that the baseball gods owed it to him to call a Tribe World Series Series win on his last broadcast. It was not to be, but I strongly believe the world was a better place because Herb Score was in it. Thank you for sharing Herb with his fans, and God bless Herb and God bless your family.
Silver Spring, Maryland
I was privileged enough to hear Herb on the radio. He was a tribute to broadcasting and to doing so in as neutral a manner as possible.
I was also privileged to have met Herb and the rest of the Score family when I worked at Our Lady of the Wayside. He was a very pleasant man in person and he had his families' love in no short supply. In short, Herb was as quality a human being as he was a ball player or broadcaster.
My condolences go out to Nancy and the rest of the Score family at this difficult time.
Herb, although I never met you, you were a terrific role model to me. As a boy, I listened to every broadcast I could. Your graciousness, class, and cheerfullness helped shaped my life outlook. Baseball radio broadcasts changed forever when you retired. Thank you for this awesome gift.
My condolences to the Score family and loved ones. May you rest in peace.
to the family of herb score, i offer my condolences. this man if not for his terrible accident of being hit by that l. iwill trine drive years ago was surely destined for the hall of fame. i will treasure his baseball cards forever.
Dearest Score Family,
I had the honor of being invited into the Baltimore press box with Herb during an Orioles game by his beloved daughter Judy. He was a baseball legend and a wonderful dad. May God watch over the entire Score family and uplift their hearts.
I remember listening to tribe games in my room growing up in the 70's and 80's. Herb Score symbolized Tribe games like no other. Tom Hamilton once said that Herb was the best partner he ever worked with. I believe it with his unbiased way of broadcasting and calling the games. He made some mistakes but that meant he was one of us. There aren't many better broadcasters or people than Herb Score. My prayers are with your family and friends. The angels in heaven are rejoicing because a good man is there.
On behalf of my family, our condolences. Mr. Score gave great contributions to Cleveland sports and broadcasting. He will be missed.
One of my earliest memories is holding a transister radio to my ear to hear Herb Score call the games of the Cleveland Indians. I grew up listening to Herb as a boy in North Central Ohio. Today at the age of 51 I think about all the enjoyment he brought into my life. Thanks for sharing him with us all those years. We will miss him.
So sorry to hear of Herb's passing. He was a hero of my youth both as a pitcher and broadcaster. He will be missed.
Herb's on God's team now.
Bless you and your family.
A great pitcher and Cleveland Indian.We will pray for Herb and his family.
I hope God needed a good lefty for his all star team-God Bless the Score family at this tough time...
I just read online at Cleveland.com that Cleveland Indians pitcher and famed announcer Herb Score has passed away. I feel a real loss in his passing and want to extend my sincerest condolences to his family. I grew up listening to Mr. Score as the celebrated voice of my beloved Cleveland Indians. With my wife, on our many trips back home to Cleveland from Atlanta throughout the 90s, it was always a pleasure to hear Score's always friendly and renowned opening, "Hi again, everybody" to introduce each ballgame, or return to give the play-by-play of the final three innings. The loss to Baseball and especially Indians fans is incalculable. He will be greatly missed!
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Dear Score family.
I will never forget listening to that game so many years ago on our small counter top radio. I was 13 years old and I can still remember hearing the crack of the bat and that heart sinking feeling when you were hit. Suffered thru your good years and bad years and always remained a huge fan. I was thrilled years later to actually meet you and share a few stories with you while we were in Tuscon. Your work with Our Lady of the Wayside illustrates what a fine gentleman and human being you were. God bless you and your family.
I met Herb Score when I was a press box secretary for the Texas Rangers in the early 80's. For this then 20 year old, I couldn't believe that I was given the opportunity to meet not only Herb Score, but also Nev Chandler as well. He was as advertised. I'll never forget his graciousness and his love for the Tribe. Rest well Herb
As an Indians fan growing up hearing Herbs voice really made the game that much sweeter. No matter if we were down he'd always find that special way to pick us up. To hear of his passing is trully heartbreaking and sad for all Cleveland Fans. May you broadcast for the LORDS TEAM Herb you'll be missed.
I had the privilege of meeting Herb once at the old Cleveland Stadium. I was a teenager at the time, and while waiting in line for a hot dog, I turned and low and behold, there was Herb. I was totally awestruck. He looked at me and said, "Don't forget the mustard." He winked and walked away. I'll never forget that moment. That a person of his esteem would recognize a young, wide-eyed kid was so symbolic of the person he was.
Please accept my sympathy regarding your loss.
We are all so sorry we lost a great man today. I remember listening to WWWE on the radio to his great voice and insight. I'll always remember you Herb.
A classy guy on and off the field, and an inspiration to many. Thanks, Herb, for the memories.
Best of wishes Herb, my mother Sophia, is waiting for you up in heaven as she always listened to you on the radio..I started listing to the Cleveland Indians in 1954 just before you came up to the Tribe..I will miss you too..Luv you.
My heros have always been southpaws and right-fielders. I saw Herb Score pitch in Comiskey Park in the summer of '55. It was the second game of a double header. It was dark enough by the 4th inning that they turned on the lights. As soon as the lights went on, someone hit a home run.
I was there with my uncle and said to him "This guy looks a good as Billy Pierce." He was a great pitcher. I went to church the day after he got hit by the line drive to pray for him,
For over 30 years, Herb Score brought my beloved Indians to me. His voice announcing the first spring training game was my annual reassurance that all was right in the world. He was the epitomy of class and humility and never presented a negative tone. The word icon is an overused one in today's sports world, but Herb Score WAS the Cleveland Indians. I will always cherish Herb's memory, and I thank his family for sharing him with his grateful listeners. God bless you always, Herb Score.....you were a TRUE role model.
I will always remember Herb Score as an Athlete and a wonderful human being. I extend my heartfelt Condolences to his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Herb, you will be missed,
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My deepest sympathy to the Score family. For almost my entire life Mr. Score was baseball and summer to me. I can't believe he retired 11 years ago but the memories have sustained me since and now forever
My childhood as an Indians fan would not have been the same without Herb Score. He was a legend.
As a life-long Indians fan, one of my favorite memories was watching the old CBS game of the week when Herb pitched to Mickey Mantle with Dizzy Dean doing the play-by-play. Dean loved the “fireballers.” The perfect scenario was for Score to blow two fastballs by Mantle and then freeze him with his big curve ball. Dean would laugh like that was the greatest thing he’d ever seen. Great memories.
Herb...your voice will always be heard by all of the millions of us who heard you call the Tribe. Your voice should "stand" next to Bob Feller's statue.
My deepest condolences to the entire Score family. Herb, I spent almost every night muting the TV in Cleveland and turning up your broadcast. I recall thinking on that 1997 October night, during your last broadcast, that you were about to go out in style with a World Championship during your last game. You will be greatly missed.......The Indians family, Cleveland, and the entire country has lost a great person. I know you will now be calling Tribe games from above..
I have probably listened to over one thousand games with Mr. Score at the mike. He was a class act who deserved better teams over the years.
Judy, please accept my condolences. Your family will be in my prayers.
I've always wished that Herb would have had more time to enjoy life after retiring, without that car accident.
So much dignity and class!
God bless you, Mr. Score. We've missed you since '97.
Let's not overlook our living legends. Bob Feller. Jim Brown. Sam McDowell. Luis Tiant. You get the idea. Let's see some more interviews of our heroes, as Herb certainly was and is.
The list also includes our parents and grandparents, God willing.
This being Veteran's Day also highlights those who should be our heroes and have our utmost respect.
Thank you Herb. I spent many an evening sitting on the davenport with my grandparents listening to you call a game. You calling a game on a muggy summer evening is one of my fondest memory of childhood.
Herb's passing is like losing a lifetime personal friend. I will hear his voice forever as he helped us all to somehow keep the dream of an indians' world championship alive, even against all odds.
My Sincere Condolences: I have many great memories of listening to Herb Score when I was a little boy growing up in Cleveland. May God be with you during your time of loss.
My deepest sympathies to the family of Herb Score. My mother who passed away 11 years ago was his biggest fan. She loved him when he played and she loved him in the broadcast booth. His death is sad in many ways for all of us Indian fans. God Bless Herb.
May Herb rest peacefully in hands of our Heavenly Father. My famillies' prayers are with his family.
Condolences to the Herb Score Family on the passing of their beloved patriarch. Mr. Score was not only a good baseball man but also a good man. R.I.P., Herb.
Thank you Herb for bringing us much joy on the radio listening to the Indian's games.What a delight it was trying to dial in the radio and listening to those night games in the 60's and 70's. You always gave 100% Herb. You were a true Cleveland Indian and will always be remembered as a Hall of Famer in every way!
my tears are for the family for a man i adopted as my own god bless you mr score
The Score Family,
I had a chance to see him as a ballplayer and hear him in the "booth". His voice and his personality are forever part of my life. I'm glad we shared him. My sincerest condolences.
My deepest sympathies to the Family. Herb
Score represented the very best in Cleveland.
Humble, respectful and a person of great faith who all of us will dearly miss.
As a kid growing up in Lorain, I remember you could walk around the block, on a hot, steamy, night and never miss a pitch of an Indians game as Herb's voice was radiating from transistors from every single porch. I'll never forget that voice! Thanks for the childhood memories, Herb. Rest in peace.
Though we only met with Herb a few times, we were honored to be his part time neighbor. God Bless Herb, Nancy and family
Dear Mr Score,
In the summer of 1971 your son was in Lakewood Hospital at the same time I had corrective knee surgery. I let him barrow my radio one night so he could listen to your broadcast. A few days later you stopped by to sign my autograph book. I will always remember your kindness. Godspeed you kind sir!
It is a rare person indeed that could so profoundly affect poeple that they have never met.
Yet, myself and others like me, grew up listening to Herb Score and learned much about baseball..and about life from him.
All of us in your extended baseball family will miss you Herbie.
God bless you and your family.
I grew up with Herb. One of my earliest memories was driving to a tribe game with my dad and listening to Herb on the pre game show. He was an Icon and will be missed. There will never be another Herb Score!
I met Mr. Score at a press outing in Mansfield, Ohio during the 1988 tour. My father was a sports journalist for over 35 years and I often traveled with him to certain events. In 1988 I sat with my Dad and Mr. Score as he interviewed the fomer Tribe star. Being a high school, then college, pitcher at the time, I learned more about sportsmanship and how to approach the game from that interview than I did from most of my coaches. Mr Score was just a very nice human being who didn't have a bad word to say about anyone. He spoke of the accident in 1957 and never once blamed anyone - or even called it "bad luck." Mr. Score was just a class act all around.
God Bless him, and your family. He's playing for the "Angels" now!
I am very sorry for your loss. My dad (Maynard) and Herb were great friends and I know they shared many “good times” together. I am a better person for having known Herb, he was “genuine” and always a gentleman. Take Care.
I always enjoyed your broadcasting style- it was like a quiet summer night. It was truly amazing how Herb never seemed bitter about his playing career being cut short. God bless you Herb.
God Bless Herb and his Family. A 50's fan, forever.
When we moved down to South Carolina it was great that we were able to pick up the Cleveland radio station and hear a familiar voice.
Thankyou for the memories.
Nancy & Family, Thank you for sharing such a great person with us all, I never will forget the closeness with my father as we listened to Herb do Tribe games, his exitement for life and what he loved to do will be missed. God be with you all.
I grew up listening to herb and was really saddened to hear of his passing. God Bless.
I was introduced to baseball and the Cleveland Indians for the first time in 1967 as a six year old Clevelander when I attended my first game at Cleveland Stadium. However, Herb Score and Joe Tait brought the game to life for me every night of the season as I listened to them on 3WE. Despite the Tribe's trials and tribulations throughout the 1960's, '70's and '80's, Herb's enthusiasm and commitment to the Tribe never waivered. Now at 47 years old and my mom at 72, a favorite memory of ours is recalling our listening to the Indians get the final out in the ninth inning or a long home run hit by Andre Thornton as the Indians secured a rare sweep of the Yankees on a Memorial Day weekend or Dennis Eckersley and Len Barker's no-hitters. We've lived outside of Ohio including: Canada, Boston and Philadelphia but the familiar voice transmitting over 1100AM heard outside of Ohio after 9pm on a summer evening will forever be a lasting memory.
I am tremendously saddened to hear that Herb Score passed. My fondest memories growing up are all set to the soundtrack of Herb calling the Tribe game in the background. I am a 3rd generation Indians fan, and nobody embodies the essence of our team and the fighting spirit of our great city like Herb. I will treasure my memories of him even more now that he has passed. He represents all that I fight for and love about my country.
Fair winds and following seas, Herb. Best wishes to his family.
Albert Bellamy, 2ndLt, USMC
My most heartfelt condolences to Nancy and the rest of family. I grew up in Rocky River and remember when Herb came to our high school baseball practice to assist the pitchers. His voice will long be remembered with the Indians and Herb will always be known as a wonderful guy.
Herb Score embodied the qualities that identify greatness-he was humble, sincere, genuine and a true master of his craft. We have lost a true legend of the game of baseball and a true hero with the passing of Herb Score.
I have many fond memories of Herb. I never saw him play but I followed the Tribe for years through his broadcasts. A true professional and even more importantly a nice and decent man
I had the privilege of meeting Herb at Yankee Stadium in the mid-50's. Al Rosen's Step Father introduced me.
We corresponded for a while after the accident in 1957. I am so very sorry to hear of Herb's death and I lift Nancy and family up in prayer - I am thankful I had the opportunity to even briefly know Herb.
As kid growing up in Cleveland Herb Score was my idol. He was not only a great athlete, but a class act as a person. I had the distinct privilege of teaching his two grand daughters Danielle and Samantha who are following in his foot steps. God be with you Mr. Score you were one of a kind.
Your voice always makes me happy. It reminds me of time spent listening to games often with family who are also no longer with us.
You will be missed and your family should be proud knowing the joy you brought to me and thousands of others.
Your career was shortened by a tragic twist of fate. But, when you were broadcasting the Indians games for me over the radio, you made me feel I was right there! God Bless you, Herb Score. God has a place for you up above. Rest in peace, you have earned it and then some. My deepest condolences to all of the Score family.
Nancy and family,
So sorry, What a wonderful man he was and lucky to have you!
A sure-fire Hall of Famer if not for the line drive off the bat of Gil McDougal in May of 1957.
he was a winner who know how to win
I had the privilege of watching Herb pitch at least ten times. My most memorable was watching him vs. the Red Sox and Ted Williams. He was overpowering with a curve that fell right off the table! His talent was legendary, only surpassed by his warmth and love of the game.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Mary and Family:
I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Reading all these tributes to your father is amazing! What a great impact your dad had on some many peoples lives. He will be greatly missed.
My condolences to Nancy and the rest of family. I am a huge Indians fan. I use to have lunch with Herb at Mr Z's on W. 117th St. We'd always talk baseball. I always enjoyed speaking with him. He will be missed by all the true Indians fans. It's just too bad that Game 7 of the 1997 World Series couldn't have been a winner. That would have been an awesome way to end a great career.
I'm a lifetime Indians fan thanks to Herb Score and my brother. The last few years of broadcasting always made me a kid again. Thanks, Herb. Enjoy your reward!
My brother and I used to stay up late at night and love to listen to Herb broadcast the Tribe. It was one of the truly found memories of my childhood was listening to him and routing for our beloved Tribe. I got the opportunity to meet an talk to him later on in my adult life now here in Maryland and still can hear him call the game with the fondness that will be missed by all who had the honor to hear him call a game. My sympathy goes to you and your family and all who will morn the loss of this good man. The amazing thing is that to this day I still listen to the games even here in Maryland and this all started with his calls of the game.
I saw Herb Score pitch at Yankee Stadium when I was about 8 years old and he was on the Sox. My Dad took me. I will never forger it. He was, to me, the mystical member of the Score Family who made it to the Major Leagues. Now my son has photos and baseball cards of Herb hanging in his bedroom.
Rest in peace.
You are indians baseball too me. Rest in peace..
You were All-Cleveland, Herb. Through and through.
What a legend you were in Cleveland...your name was synonomous with "Cleveland Indians."
RIP Mr. Score...
Some of my ealieriest baseball memories were Herb's broadcasts. He made you want to continue to listen and support the team even though the results were seldom good. He made me an Indians fan.
I listened to Herb's broadcast almost every game and in one commercial he mentioned a prominent surgeon who he highly recommended at the Clinic. So in need I called that Surgeon and mentioned Herb and got an immediate appointment. Thanks Herb. Always Bill Radke
I started listening to you when I was a young boy. The enthusiasm in your voice during every play of every game helped me to appreciate the game I've come to love. We are lucky to have such a person represent us the way you did. Forever a Cleveland sports icon. Sadness aside, you're home now brother!
Mrs Score and Family - may God bring you much comfort in the coming days. Herb was a Cleveland legend and will be missed by many.
Herb was a class act and a great guy.
Of all the former Indians that I can remember and remeber fondly..Mr Score was at the head of the list.I cant begin to explain how his call of games entertained and informed me as well as all fans.
We love you Herb...may you find peace..love and contentment as God's play by play guy..
I was a big fan of Jimmy Dudley when I was growing up. When he left I was disappointed and didn't think I would like anyone who took his place. How wrong that turned out to be! For about 3 hours every night in the spring and summer, Herb Score was a part of my family. For 30 years I rarely missed an inning of tribe baseball. It wasn't the best baseball, but listening to Herb was like tuning in to check on a friend every night. No matter how bad things were, I always loved the tribe. I think Herb was the main reason for that! I regret never having seen him pitch, and of missing the opportunity to see him due to the accident that shortened what would have been a Hall Of Fame carrer. But having him be a part of my life for 30 years is something I'll always cherish.
To the Score family, thank you for sharing this great man with us for all those years.
To Herb's Family,
I remember many a nights listening and enjoying your broadcasts for the Indians. I send my prayers to Herb and his family.
You were well loved in Northwest Ohio.
Life long Indians and Herb Score fan.
Always a Gentlemen. never heard him utter a negative comment about anyone
Herb Score will always be a part of my life...a link to an undying love for the Tribe of my youth, as poor a team as they were. I fell asleep to his voice for years. God Bless all of you. A life well-lived.
I have no intention of leaving a message here that is somewhat original. I know that I have heard of him over the years being from Cleveland and all, and I know of his accomplishments in his professional life. I am just going to say that he will be missed(even though I didn't know him personally) and that he now has peace eternal. I am somewhat huge fan of his skills he brought to this life and this town, he will live on in many ways here and all over. May you find comfort at this time. He was great announcer and player.(wish I knew him more)and most of all a great man and friend to many I am sure of this.
Thanks for the memories, Herb! Grew up in Canton enjoying baseball with you and Joe Tait.
You will be sorely missed....
Best wishes to Mrs. Score and the children.
I grew up in Tucson, AZ. I had the pleasure of meeting and waiting on Mr. Score when he visited Vito's restaurant. He was always very kind and courteous to our staff. We enjoyed serving him. My condolences to his family.
From the unique way he said "down too low" to pointing out "they're unearned but they all count" my spirits rode the waves of his voice many, many summer nights working in the garage or just sitting on the back porch shooing away the bugs. He will be sorely missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless you. A huge part of my childhood is gone but never forgotten. RIP Herb
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Its a sad day in Rosedale Long Island
I played baseball with Herb when we were 8 and 9 years old, We have some great memories of Herb & his sister, Our heart`s go out to all the family, God Bless you Herb,
Nancy and family, please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences on this sad unfortunate day my heart goes out to all of you! and may the Lord bless and watch over all of you as well.
Herb was a wonderful man and a Hall Of Famer in my book! this community will be hard pressed to see another person as talented and warm hearted as this gentleman was! a true legend is gone...along with a piece of this City's heart as well.
Herb will never be forgotten! and his spirit will remain in this stadium and in the hearts of all of us for eternity.
To the family of Herb Score: I am an aspiring broadcaster who's family has played an instrumental role in the Wahoo Club for many years. The Indians mean a great deal to me but it is the people in life who truly matter. I may have been young but I truly appreciated Herb's unique style and passion for the game and Cleveland. I think we have different styles but I enjoyed the lack of bias and relaxed calls he had. He didn't strike me as the type to rant and rave, he just called the game as he saw it in an even keel manner. Additonally in meeting him he was so kind as well. I truly think today is about remembering him for the great person that he was and his dedication to the Cleveland Indians organization. The wahoo club I no will be honoring him but as a young man who would give anything to have a chance in the Indians broadcast booth I will sincerely miss Herb.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Score family. Mr. Herb Score was a great part of Tribe baseball and we always enjoyed his broadcast. God Bless!
My sincere sympathies to the Score family. I grew up listening to Herb on the radio... I feel like I'm losing a family member. My father also passed away this year at 75... he told me story after story growing up about how great Herb was with the Indians, and I was lucky enough to learn about baseball through my dad's stories and Herb's voice through the radio. There aren't many in the industry who you can just tell are good men just by their voice. Herb was one of the few... a true Cleveland legend. Thank you, Score family, for sharing him with the rest of us. I will miss him dearly.
I was listening to the game when
Herb was struck in the face. A very
sad moment in Herb's life and the
Indians and fans. My thanks to Herb and adoration to the man who
gave the Indians a chance to win
every time he pitched. Thanks Herb, rest well.
Forever the voice of baseball in Ohio . . .
I loved listening to Herb while growing up in Willowick as much I love listening to Vin Scully now living in Los Angeles. To me Herb was that good! He will always be a part of my childhood memories. Thanks Herb...
I met Mr. Score in Tucson Az in 1958, while the Indians were spring training. I worked at a miniture golf course and he, Rocky and wives were playing. He was extremely nice and invited me to be his guest at a game. What a thrill for a bench-warmer on my hi school baseball team. His advice was never give up something you love. However my desire did not make up for lack of talent. God Speed Herb Score
RIP Mr. Score.
I am honored to have had the priviledge to meet you when you used to come back to our HS (we have the same alma mater HS) and visit with the baseball team. You were truly a class act.
From growing up in Mentor in the 60's to moving to Il in 1978 Herb was always my favorite announcer. I would listen as often as I could when WWWE would come in here in Il. To me he will always be the voice of the Indians. We will miss you Herb. Condolences your family and may God bless them and comfort them.
Please accept our deepest sympathies! Our hearts go out to you in your time of grief and may your many pleasant memories bring you comfort. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
Erika & Steve
God Bless Herb.
As a kid, I remember growing up to your voice. I remember those long fly balls you called that were caught by the shortstop. You truly were a great.
Herb Score My Hero When I was young and still to this day.My dad has also passed away but he had told me that some day people will know and remember Herb Score.
Dear Herb. Thank you so much for introducing me to Indians baseball. I will always remember you on the radio during those summer nights in the 80's. I love the Cleveland Indians because of you. You will be missed!
He was such a wonderful man. I still hear his voice calling all those games and remember all those days at the Stadium when it was Herb Score and a few thousand fans. He always had a moment to say hello--and to commiserate. We've missed him these past 10 years and now we've lost him, one of Cleveland's greatest. Such a sad, sad day.
Herb, I know you met my Dad up there say Hi for me his name is Joe Thanks for all the games and all the memories. God bless you and your family. A fan
Listening to Herb call a game is a sound that takes me back to great memories of my childhood as a lifelong Tribe fan. He was a gentleman, a great baseball man, and it was an honor to listen to him for all those years. his call of Lenny Barker's No-No was legendary. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Thank you Herb for all those memories.
Thank you Herb for your radio calls of Tribe games. The thought of you calling games brings me back to my childhood and the years I remember most fondly. You have brought my life great memories and a smile to my face.
All the best to those closest to Herb.
Thanks for the great memories, Herb. Nothing like listening to a Tribe game in the summer with you calling the action--truly a part of my fondest memories growing up in Cleveland. All the best to you and your family.
My memories of Herb Score growing up in Kent, Ohio center around listening to night games with a cheap transistor radio hidden under my pillow so my parents couldn't yell at me for not going to bed. Herb and Joe Tait were the BEST baseball announcing team, bar none. Herb will be missed.
We loved Herb, as a great pitcher and a great broadcaster. I listened to many games and he was always entertaining.
Herb was an original and sincere fan. I'll never forget listening to that 9th inning of the 7th game of the 1997 World Series.
My condolences to the Score family. A very sad day for TRIBE fans everywhere! He was my idol growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. A real gentleman and professional. My dad and I enjoyed listening to him as the INDIANS radio voice for many years in Cleveland.
My family was listening to the game on the night Herb was hit in 1957. I can still remember the announcer on the PA system asking if there was a doctor in the house. It was a sickening feeling at that moment and the picture of Herb lying on the ground brings back the awful memory every time.
I was called for jury duty in Rocky River along with Herb back a long time ago. He was just such a nice guy. I knew he was Herb Score since I followed baseball, but he was so quiet and unassuming, never strutting around, throwing his name around, etc. I am sure some people in the jury selection room did not even know who he was. I also saw him once shopping for a Christmas present for his wife. Once again, no fanfare, no looking for the limelight, just a husband picking out a lovely gift for his Nancy.
Herb, you were a class act and a gentlemen. So many of us long to have back the sports stars of the 1950s. You're safely home now, Herb, and how happy your daughter must be now that she can once again nestle in your arms.
God Bless you and your wonderful family, Herb.
Herb Score was always a part of my life, from the oft-told story of his terrible injury, to his comeback to the years and years our family listened to him broadcasting Indians' ballgames. Thanks, Herb, for enriching our lives.
Herb Score Family,
I grew up listening to him and Nev Chandler, while I was growing up in Ashland,Oh. He was always so positive and honest, even when Indians were not that good. He had class and style. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Thank you. Rest in Peace. God bless you all. He will always be Cleveland Indian!
One of the best!!
Steve W. Chorpening
admired from afar by many fans like myself; all condolences to loved ones.
As a young boy growing up in New York City I had the chance to meet Herb Score, Larry Doby, and Bob Lemon on a visit to Yankee Stadium.
I had my photo taken for the Newspaper, and still have that photo today. That was 50 years ago.
My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the family. From that day on he was my hero. He made me feel so special on that day.
A part of my childhood is lost today.
Rest in Peace Mr Score.
Mr. Score's wonderful descriptions of the Indians were the summer soundtrack of my young life. They were the gathering point for my granfather and me and they helped provide the common interest that made us even more than family-they made he and I friends. I lost my grandfather to old age in 1994 and thus was not able to share the post season thrills of the Indians since. I know he was listening in heaven on his portable radio to Herb and Tom calling the action. I also know he'll be there to welcome Herb when he arrives. God Bless you Herb Score.
I'm 37 and grew up as a kid listening to Herbie do the Indians games on a a.m car radio with my dad after we were through milking cows, we would turn the dial and tune into I believe it was 1100 wwwe, we lived in South Dakota so we didn't get to listen to a lot of games. I just thought it was a coincidence that today the day Herbie passed is my dad's b-day and he is the one who got me listening to Herbie and the Indians. Herbie, on behalf of my dad and myself you will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Oh no! I love Herb Score. Through the down-and-out years of the Tribe, Herb Score's golden voice was always there to listen to on the radio. With Herb's passing, so goes a big part of my magical memories of my youth and my memories of the Tribe as a young kid wanting to be a Cleveland Indian myself someday. God bless you, Herb...and God bless his family.
Herb will be dearly missed by all of those who remember his broadcaster days and those who remember his playing days. He truly was one of the greatest broadcasters and one of the greatest pitchers of all time. He will be dearly missed, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.
My dearest condolences to the Score family. I think often about the many lunches I had with Herb and my dad at the old Mr. Z's restaurant. Truly fond memories.
Being a born and raised Buckeye and lifelong Indians (and Browns) fan, I really miss him in the broadcast booth. Rest in peace, my friend, you've eaarned it. Bill E
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Herb Score. We as Indian
Fans were extremely fortunate to watch Herb pitch albeit a short time and listen to him for many years I moved to San Diego in 1978 but continued to follow the Indians and listen to him when I could . He was a truly good person and
will be missed. Sincere condolances to his wife and family
When I was a kid (1970's), my friends & I would often wait after Indians' games to talk with Mr. Score. He was consistently gracious & generous with his time. We would talk for a few moments about baseball or that day's game, and, sometimes, he'd tell us an old story or two. I have missed him for years: missed his steady wit, his knowledge of the game, his optimism in the face of continual losing. I feel deeply sad that he is no longer with us.
Our deepest sympathy to you and Your Family, Nancy. Our thoughts and prayers are with a great friend, may he rest in peace.
our prayers go out to his family
May you rest in peace, Herb. This LEFTY admired you. May our loving God reward you for your goodness and may He keep your family in His comforting and consoling embrace.
My sincere sympathy to all of you - We lost a gentleman who loved the game - in what ever capacity he could enjoy participating. Baseball has lost a good person - We fans feel like we lost a good friend. God bless you all.
I was present in the old stadium when you were hit by that line drive. I prayed that you weren't killed or disabled. My prayers were answered and you were given many more years for which thousands of your fans were most grateful. May you rest in peace.
Nancy, you and your family have my deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers.
Obviously, Herb was the best of the best when it came to broadcasting and it was so fitting his last broadcast was Game 7 of the World Series. He will be missed by all who followed him over the years.
May God bless you and keep you during this time.
Herb was not only a great player, he was one of those voices from my childhood I always treasured.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
I saw Herb play and listened to his broadcasts of Tribe games. The consumate player, commontater, and human being. He will truly be missed . . .
Very sad day for all Tribe fans and baseball fans alike. He was such a welcome and warming voice to hear calling for my favorite team. Thanks for the memories.
Nancy & Family,
My deepest condolences go out to all of you. Herb is a true gentlemen who touched the lives of many. I will always fondly remember playing catch with my son on a warm summer evening and listening to Herb during an Indians broadcast.
My father, Francis B. Score, was Herb's cousin. In fact, as a boy, Herb lived with my father's family on Long Island, for some time.
I did not know Herb, but I will always remember him. Love and Prayers to his wife, Nancy.
I attended Holy Name of Mary school in Valley Stream,L.I. at the same time as Herb.Over the years I always made people aware of that.I remember Herb flying Father Kelly to Cleveland for a weekend of Indian's games.There will never be another Herb Score.
Herb Score was always a "class act" and a professional to admire. He will always be a very fond memory of my days in Cleveland and rooting for the Indians. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
I mourn the loss of Herb and at the same time celebrate his marvelous attitude in overcoming adversity, trusting in God's protection, and in staying humble in spite of all his great achievements. My dad, Bob Kornhauser, was in charge of advertising for the Indians throughout the 1950's and '60's and worked closely with Nate Wallack. My dad, who passed in 1997, brought Herb over to our house to meet me in 1957 after he healed from his injuries. It was one of the biggest thrills of my life which I will never forget, but reading about Herb's life is more inspiring than I can express. God bless you all and you have my prayers along with many thousands of others during this time.
I want to extend my sincerest sympathy to the family of Herb Score. As a youngster, I enjoyed watching him pitch. He was one of my favorites. Later, I enjoyed listening to him call the action for the Indians. Thank you for sharing this remarkable, caring man with us. May he rest in peace.
I always enjoyed hearing Herb Score call a Tribe game. Even when the Tribe players were mediocre, Herb made the game interesting and exciting.
I was only a boy when he was Rookie of the Year but I have seen filmed highlights. He was a player with exceptional talents. After his on field accident Herb did his best to help the Tribe win games. He showed exceptional courage and grace.
Please know that Herb Score was one of the best people in Cleveland Indian history.
On behalf of my family, I extend to you my condolences.
I always enjoyed hearing Herb Score call a Tribe game. Even when the Tribe players were mediocre, Herb made the game interesting and exciting.
I was only a boy when he was Rookie of the Year but I have seen filmed highlights. He was a player with exceptional talents. After his on field accident Herb did his best to help the Tribe win games. He showed exceptional courage and grace.
Please know that Herb Score was one of the best people in Cleveland Indian history.
On behalf of my family, I extend to you my condolences.
I only got to listen to you call Tribe games for a few short years, but you cast a spell on your entire audience and brought the game you were calling right into our living rooms, porches, and night stands. Now it's time for the rest you deserved. We will miss you.
Herb Score will always be the voice of the Cleveland Indians. You will be missed. I will be praying for the Score family
Herb Score and Joe Tait were my childhood excuse to listen to the radio when I was supposed to be asleep. I'll never forget his calm cool voice, and the obvious love he had for the Indians. I've had the pleasure of coaching his grandson in Los Angeles for the past three seasons, and interact with Herb's daughter. What a great family. My thoughts and prayers are with them on this sad day, but I suspect Herb would acknowledge the richness and fulfillment his life and family brought him. Rest in peace, and thanks for the memories Herb....
I recall as a kid growing up in Northeast Ohio during the late 60's and early 70's, in the car with my father listening to the voice of the Indians, Mr. Herb Score. What great memories they are. He will be sorely missed, but will alway be remembered not only as a great man but The Voice of the Indians.
I grew up listening to you call the Indians games. I will never forget when you called the final outs as the Indians clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 40+ years. You also gave back to the community, speaking to seniors in nursing homes and supporting many worthy causes.
Herb Score is and always will be what is Cleveland Indians baseball. God Bless Herb's family and friends. You are in a better place now Herb.
As a long time engineer for Herb, Herb IS my memory of the Tribe growing up and later on. NEVER will he be forgotten....My thoughts and prayers go out to his family....
First, my deepest heart felt condolences to the Herb Score family. During my youth in Akron, Herb was such a joy to listen to as he called the Tribe games. Due to him I grew to love, enjoy, and respect the game dearly. Some of my fondest memories are of the many, many times, I was lying in bed with the old AM transistor radio listening to Herb call the games and feeling like I was indeed right next to him at the old Municipal stadium.
They just don't make'm like Herb anymore! Rest in peace old friend.
i cant define the sadness i feel.herb and the tribe were a major part of young life in willoughby hills.such sweetness and memories cant be forgotton.herb score you touched more people than you will erver know .rest in peace.enjoy heaven.
Herb will live on in our hearts and memories. When I listened to Herb call a game, it was like listening to a friend. He was a steadying influence; a constant in an ever changing world; fair, enthusiastic and so very genuine. Listening to ball games has never been quite the same. We share in your loss. We've lost a true gentleman. God bless.
We are going to the World Series!Maybe... RIP Herb, Have fun up there with Nev and Gib!
My first remembrance of Indians' baseball was being at Cleveland Municipal Stadium with my Dad watching Herb Score pitch. It is still part of the visual images I see when thinking about the Tribe back in Cleveland.
A sad day in Cleveland and for Indian's fans around the world. We will miss Herb's voice, expertise and kindness to fans everywhere. Our prayers to the Score family.
It's a sad day for the baseball world. Herb was the most genuine brodcaster that I ever listened to. No arrogance, modest,no regrets. I real gentelman who gave so much insight to the game and who loved the game of baseball. Never knocking a player. As a child I remember laying in bed with my transistor radio under my pillow listening to the Indians west coast games hoping that they would somehow win no matter how bad they were, and Herb's positive attitude. Herb, may God bless you and your family.
I HAVE BEEN A TRIBE FAN SINCE 1954. I WAS LISTENING TO THE RADIO BROADCAST IN UTICA N.Y. ON WRUN THE NITE MR SCORE WAS INJURIED AND IT FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN HIT IN THE EYE. MY PATRIANT SAINT IS ST JUDE WHO IS ALSO HERBS. I PRAYED TO ST JUDE THAT HERB WOULD PULL THROUGH AND HE DID, ALTHOUGH NE WAS NEVER THE SAME PITCHER AGAIN DUE TO ARM TROUBLE. I REMEMBER SEEING HERB IN TUCSON FOR SPRING TRAINING GAMES, BUT I NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO INTRODUCE MYSELF TO HIM. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FORMER TEAMMATES. REST IN PEACE HERB.
R.I.P. Herbie!!! Thanks for all the memories!
The voice of our Summer is silenced forever, gone but certainly never to be forgotten. My prayers go out to Mrs. Score, her children and grand-children. May God give you strength during this time of loss for you
I just barely remember Herb pitching back in the late 50's. I more remember his announcing. I remeber he and Bob Neal. Neal announced the Tribe and Baron's hockey games at the old Arena. Vernon Stouffer owned the Tribe and Neal would complain to Stouffer about a frozen dinner he had a few days ago. Herb would ask Neal why he mentioned that whenever he saw Stouffer. I was in the stadium the night of Len Barker's perfect game. It was on TV 43 but I had my walkman tuned into the audio. Herb was memorable calling that game. I liked him with Nev Chandler and Joe Tait. Funerals are for the living, not the dead. Herb is no longer in pain. Blessings and prayers to the family.
Your gentleness came through over the air. You will missed.
I was in 6th grade when Herb got hit by the line drive but had seen him pitch by then. I followed the rest of his career and listened to hundreds of games he broadcast over the years. He was such a nice man and a great human being and such a tremendous part of Cleveland and Cleveland Indians history. May he rest in peace and may peace be with the entire Score family.
Thanks for the memories Herb, you will be missed. Rest in Peace.
A good man, a classy man, he will be missed by all. Great memories. My prayers are with all of you today. God bless.
Herb's broadcasts were so important to my early enjoyment of baseball. We used to listen to him across Lake Erie into the wee hours of the night. His voice and his passion will be missed.
Mr. Score, one of my first childhood memories is walking the ramps in Cleveland Municipal Stadium and hearing that wonderful voice over the PA system. To me, you are the Chief. I hope to hear you call a game in Heaven some day.
Herb's voice and Indians baseball and summer afternoons in Cleveland -- they are one in the same for me. He's a legend and I'll miss him.
I grew up in Alliance, Ohio in the 50's, becoming a lifelong Tribe fan. My job moved me to New Jersey in the late 70's where I loved to tune in night games and listen to Herb. Herb was one of us. From that far distance, I often used to say that fighting to hear Herbie over the static was better than anything else New Jersey radio stations had to offer. May God bless Herb's family.
You will be missed, dude.
Thanks for the memories, Mr. Score. You're are an Indians legend and institution for those of us growing up listening to the Tribe.
Being a younger man, I was not alive during the Indians dark days. The dominant Tribe of the mid-1990s fills my childhood baseball memories and Herb Score is the narrator. Rest in peace, Herb. There are many more Indians fans because of you.
Herb Score was, what so many have already said, more than a broadcaster, but a friend you could call your own and look forward to hearing from 162 games a year. I never missed an Indians game on the radio in the 10 years I spent growing up in Northern OH. The nights I went to sleep listening to his voice calling the Indians games from far away places are countless. I miss those seemingly simpler days as a kid when life revolved around listening to Herb and the Indians, even when the team was less than successful. Herb made them seem like winners and heroes to me as he described the action on the field. Herb was one of my heroes, too. My prayers are with Herb's family. Thanks for the memories that will last a lifetime!
Great career cut so short. Imagine. We have dedicated our entry today to Herb.
I've been a Tribe fan since 1968, and that means I was also a Herb Score fan. My condolances. I loved listening to Herb on the radio - he sounded like a real nice guy.
Next to the word "class" in the dictionary there should be a picture of Herb Score. NOBODY on this planet witnessed more bad baseball than Herb Score and he never once complained. To this day it bothers me that the Indians blew Game 7 in the 9th inning against Florida in 1997, Herbie's last broadcast. It would have been his only world series championship with the Indians. True to form, he never complained. God bless you, Herb. The world is a lesser place today.
Rest in peace Herb. You were an isnpiration to everyone. Never feeling sorry for yourself after the horrific injury and carving a legendary career as a broadcaster. You were Indians baseball on the radio. Our sympathies to the entire Score family. It is truly the end of an era.
Herb we will miss you dearly. My thoughts and prayers with his faimly. I always will remember what a joy to listening to an Indians game and hearing Herb's voice calling play by play.
I met Herb at a spring training game in Tucson in 1988. He was a true gentleman. Growing up a tribe fan in the 70's, Herb made the games come alive, and his voice is a true memory from my childhood.
Rest in peace.
Listening to the Indians ballgames on the radio has not been the same since Herb retired. Now somehow Indians baseball won't be the same with his passing. While he will be missed greatly he will be remembered fondly. My condolences to his family.
to my favorite Indian of all time, rest in peace and godspeed. I'll never forget you.
To the Score family:
I grew up in Cleveland listening to Herb Score and Tom Hamilton calling the Tribe on the radio. Those are still some of my fondest memories.
"And here's Joe Tait to tell you that it is...!!!!" (Joe: "A BEAUtiful day for baseball!")
Thanks Herb, you and Joe made my childhood so much brighter!
With all due respect to our current announcers (especially Tom Hamilton) Indians baseball on the radio has never been the same since you left.
Thank you for being you, Herb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
I grew up listening to Mr. Score announcing Tribe games. He was a joy to listen to. I also was a classmate of his daughter Judy. I never met Mr. Score but Judy was one of the nicest people you would ever want to know. Rest in Peace Mr. Score and God bless your family.
Oh, if only all public personas today were as classy, mature, and of fine repute as was Herb Score!
And he gave me his autograph when I was ten, too.
To The Score Family,
Herb was an amazing man, and touched my life. I used to listen to the Indians games as a five year old and I always knew that when I turned on the radio, his voice would be there to welcome me into the broadcast. As a college DJ, I can tell you that he has had a profound impact on my life.
May God bless and keep your family in His loving arms.
God bless you Herb. You were such a great fellow to listen to on the radio. We will miss you so much--I wish we could have won in '97 for you.
A true Indian of all ages has gone to the big Wig Wam in the sky. His sincerity for Baseball will not be forgotten nor will he as an outstanding human being. May his family take comfort in knowing he truly was one of Cleveland's beloved persons.
God Bless You Hrb You were one of the Greatest Indian Players that there was!
Sometimes the best thing to say is the most simple. "I felt like Herb was my good friend, although having never met him"
Condolences to the Score family.
Score Family, like many guys my age, it feels like a little piece of what was good about our growing up in Cleveland has left us. God's speed.
Rest in peace Herb your family is in my prayers. You were the first announcer I ever heard and I will never forget your distinctive voice over a scratchy AM reception at my grandfather's farm-my first memory of my Cleveland Indians!
You will be missed. You are Indians baseball. I grew up listening to you announce the games, and I can still hear your voice. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories. May you rest in peace.
It's a long drive,back back and the second basemen catches it. R.I.P
Please accept my condolences on the loss of Herb. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends.May Almighty God comfort you in your time of grief.
I spent many enjoyable hours listening to Herb call the Indians games. Goodbye to one of the most decent men in baseball.
Deepest condolences to the Score family. Was able to pick up Tribe games on the radio down here, and always enjoyed Herb's game-calling. He made following our beloved Indians a true pleasure. He will truly be missed.
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
I grew up outside of Cleveland listening to Herb Score doing Indians games. Many times I listened to my small transistor radio under the covers after I was suppose to be asleep as a small boy. Part of my childhood died with Herb's passing.
Rest in peace, Herb. We will miss you. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
You knew it was Summer when you heard Herb callin' the game. I always looked forward to hearing his play by play.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Score - you'll be missed.
On May 7, 1957, I remember coming home and turning on the radio to catch the Indians - Yankee game. I was 10 years old and Herb was my favorite Indian. I couldn't believe what happened by the time I tuned in the game. I just started crying. I sent Herb a St.Jude card (his middle name) shortly after and I still have an autographed 8x10 of him in my office.
Thanks Herbie. Your loyalty and class is a tribute to the city of Cleveland and Indians baseball.
West Coast Wahoo Club
I grew up listening to you broadcast the Tribe games. I spent many a summer nights listening to you calling games from the West Coast. You were my lullaby. I wanted to be a sportscaster just like you! Unfortunately that never happened, but I will always have the memories.
Thanks for the memories!!
Thanks for helping introduce me to the Indians and baseball, Herb. It meant the world hearing your voice on the radio and following the Tribe. I'll never forget those great memories I had as a kid and you'll always be a part of it.
The greatest announcing tandem I have ever listened to was Herb Score and Joe Tait. It took someone as genuine as Herb to keep your interest in some of the 70's teams but those are some of my fondest memories.
Herb, you will be missed. I remember listening to games on WWWE back on the East Coast at night when the signal was clearer. As an Indians fan, it was always special to hear Herb's broadcasts.
Those humid summer nights in July, sitting at our patio picnic table, listening to Herb on the radio when the Tribe were out on the Coast are some of my fondest memories as a kid. A true Cleveland Legend. RIP.
I grew up listening to Herb Score broadcast the Indians' games on the radio. I'll always remember his "Long drive!" calls for homeruns. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
the city of cleveland and it's sports fans will always miss you. my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Just a wonderful man. I was a die hard Indians fan growing up in New York in the 50's. Herb Score and Al Rosen were my idols. I have followed Herb's career ever since, and will miss him.
The first game I saw was the Indians and the Kansas City Atheltics. Herb was pitching and I forever was a Herb Score fan. Listened to him broadcast games. Have his 1958 card. It is my favorite among all that I have. May you ret in peace and go to heaven where you can pitch once again, You will be missed.
Herb Score was a gracious, warm, classy, and remarkably resilient human being to name just a few... I too have some of my fondest memories listening to his calls...
Just a few of my favorites were: "YOU SHOULD SEE THE BLUE JAYS, THEY ARE STUNNED" "BACK AT THE FLAGSHIP STATION WE HAD OOOOOOOOLD RELIABLE MR. PETER DITANATO SPINNIN THE DIALS" and "THE WIND UP AAAAND THE DELIVERY"
Your absence in the booth has been missed for over a decade now. My deepest condolences to the Score family...
Rip. I remember listening to many of the Tribes games in Cleveland and also here in Tulsa Oklahoma that you were calling.
As a young boy growing up in San Francisco in the 1950's, you were one of my baseball hero's. I never forgot that pitch. You'll be missed.
Dear Score Family,
Today marks the date of a tremendous loss to not only your family but tribe fans everywhere. I will forever remember the talent Herb brought to the game asn announcer. His colorful insight brought the listener to want to listen to those painful years of the Indians. You truly were a hero on and off the field.
As a youngster from Springfield, Ohio, I saw Herb at Sunday mass at the Cathedral, and then he pitched against Boston that day. I Catholic hero, a great pitcher, a great man. God bless.
Back in elementary school, we had TV Turnoff Week, or whatever it was called, in the fall. This was during the mid-90s, when the Indians had made their comeback. My family and I used to sit at the kitchen table or on the back porch to listen to the game and hear Herb Score announce it. Listening to him on the radio was second only to actually being at the game. Those are my happiest baseball memories. Thanks so much, Herb.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Score family. Herb will be greatly missed. We shall remember him always in our hearts.
Thank you Herb for all the wonderful memories of growing up an Indians fan. Throughout the 70's I listened with ease as you taught me how to play the game through your voice and care. I have kept these memories with me daily and will always consider you an "Indian". You are with the "Ultimate" fan now, God Bless! You will be missed.
I remember when we lost the seven game series in 1997 my tears were as much that Herb didn't get the chance to celebrate a championship as my own frustration. Classiest broadcaster ever in Cleveland.
Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
For all of us who grew up listening to Herb call the games -- a little bit of our baseball spirit passed away today as well.
May God bless your soul.
Herb, the voice of the Indians for so many years. You may gone, but you are not forgotten. You're voice is one that brought enthusiasm and joy in listening to a ballgame. May you rest in peace. Go Tribe!
Herb Score say hi to my dad
You were the voice that introduced my to baseball ... and for that I will always be grateful.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family ... you will be missed.
I will always have fond memories of Herb Score calling the Tribe games on the radio. My dad would always have the games on during the hay-days of the 90s. I remember one time vivdly when the Indians 19 game winning streak was in danger, but it was the bottom of the 9th and Albert Belle doubled to get on base and Eddie Murray (although Herb called him Eddie Murphy) came up to bat and singled Belle in to win the game. We were all cheering in the car and my dad would honk the horn to celebrate.
Herb, you were a great player who I never go to see play, but you made baseball memories in the radio booth that will last me the rest of my lifetime!
Herb, You were my hero growing up in the 50's! My condolnces to the family. The old left hander is going home!
Thanks for the memories. I still remember the milk commercials in which you stood on the mound and said to drink three glasses of milk every day. I was in the third grade at St. James in Lakewood in 1957 when you got hit by a line drive off the bat of Gil McDougald. In your biography I read as a kid, I learned how you got the middle name of Jude. I also worked with someone in Mexico that you knew when you were quite young, Joe Lawless. Thanks for making baseball fun and meaningful when I was a kid. Thanks for demonstrating itegrity in and out of baseball. I believe you talked to me and other members of my little league team from Lakewood. We were celebrating our team at Cavolis when you walked over to say hello. Thanks for being a boyhood hero to whom I could look up.
One more time, thanks for the memories.
I grew up listening to Herb Score. He is one of my fondest memories of growing up in Cleveland. He will be missed by many. I for one shall never forget him.
The Indians and the City of Cleveland lost a great man today.
My sympathy to the entire Herb Score family i loved listing to his voice on Indians games he was a class act god bless
I delivered meds for Herb yesterday and wanted to wish him well.
I'am sorry for your loss.
He always be the voice of the Indians
I always enjoyed listening to your broadcasts. Too bad we couldn't send you out with a World Series win in 1997. Peace and prayers to your family.
As a youngster I looked in awe to Herb and the memories I have of him are precious.
God Bless Herb and his family.
Having been born and raised in the greater Cleveland area, there are a few voices that evoke my childhood and engender a great deal of happiness. Ken Coleman and Jimmy Dudley are two that spring to mind. But it was Herb Score who was and will always be the voice of the Cleveland Indians for me. I can remember summer evenings listening to the Tribe on a car radio and there was Herb's voice relating the action on the field or some story from his career. Score's story was one of the first that I can remember my Dad telling me about the Indians. He will be sorely missed and he will be in my thoughts as long as I watch or listen to Cleveland Indians baseball.
you will be missed. grew up listining to you on the radio, sitting in our garage on warm summer nites. my father told many a story of your greatness as a pitcher, my thoughts & prayers are with you
Herb Score is a part of my best childhood memories. Listening to games with my mom ... the best times of my life. My condolences to his family and friends, but know that he will live forever in the hearts of millions of Clevelanders.
He is to the City of Cleveland as Joe
Nuxhall is to Cincinnati---A very
I never met Herb in person, but he was a friend to me just like many listeners over the years. I started following the Indians in 1964. Herb knew more about baseball than anyone who has been in that booth, then and now. He rooted with all of us but NEVER whined. I only wish the Tribe had won it all just once for Herb.
Deepest sympathies to Nancy and the family.
This is a tremendous loss for the Score family, the city of Cleveland and fans of baseball everywhere. G*d will certainly watch over Mr. Score. All my best.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Herb Score. Herb Score was my idol from the time he came to the Indians organization to the present. My sincere condolences to his family on their loss.
R.I.P. Herb, you kept me company during many long summer nigfhts when I was a kid listening to the Tribe. Thank you for the memories.
I remember many nights growing up in NE Ohio, 9 years old (in the early 80's), laying in bed and listening to Herb call Indians games on the radio. The teams were lousy, but I didn't care. His voice was like a lullaby. You'll be missed, Herb.