Score critically hurt in auto-truck crash

Associated Press Published:

Score, 65, was reported in critical condition early today at Aultman Hospital in Canton with a brain bruise and some broken ribs. Dr. Todd Meyerhoeffer said Score's condition was not life-threatening.

The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. Thursday at an intersection in this city about 80 miles south of Cleveland.

Score pulled out onto state Route 39 into the path of a tractor-trailer driven by Douglas Ruby, 45, of Dellroy, the State Highway Patrol said. The truck hit Score's car on the passenger side.

Ruby had minor injuries and was treated and released at Union Hospital.

Score joined the Indians TV broadcast team in 1964, moved to radio in 1968 and retired in 1997.

A left-handed strikeout pitcher, Score won the AL rookie of the year award in 1955. He still holds the AL record of 245 strikeouts by a rookie.

Two years later, he was hit in the cheekbone by a line drive hit by Gil

McDougald of the New York Yankees. Many believe the accident shortened

his career.

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