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Friday, January 8, 2010

Herb Score a Finalist for Frick Award

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 11:12 AM

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Longtime Tribe broadcaster and Cleveland legend Herb Score is up for the 2010 Frick Award, an honor bestowed by the Hall of Fame upon a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. Other finalists include Billy Berroa, Skip Caray, Tom Cheek, Jacques Doucet, Lanny Frattare, Graham McNamee, Jon Miller, Joe Nuxhall, and Dave Van Horne. That's some pretty stiff competition, although Score is heads and tails better than Miller. If he wins and Score doesn't, I might drive to Cooperstown and raise scratch their names off the plaque with my keys.

Anyway, the winner will be announced on February 1st. In the meantime, amid a seemingly never-ending supply of snow on the North Coast, and with the start of baseball feeling like eons away, perhaps it's a good time to revisit some retrospectives on Scores' broadcast career. The estimable Joe Posnaski's always a good place to start. Either this piece or this one (though I recommend reading both) should tide you over. Because while Herb obviously had his faults, we loved him, and no one put it better than Joe:


Herb Score was, of course, the Indians radio voice when I was young. I know I’ve written before (I know!) that people around town called him Herb “No” Score for the obvious reasons, but I firmly believe that with the weather, your mother’s spaghetti and meatballs and baseball announcers, quality is beside the point. It doesn’t really matter if someone else has 72 and sunny every day or someone else’s mother is Lidia Bastianich or some other kid’s listening to Vin Scully.

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