By the time 1957 season started, Score's fastball was compared to the best of all time. There was also discussion that Score could end up being the greatest left handed pitcher ever. Score started the season with a 2-1 record, an ERA of 2.00 and 39 Ks in 36 innings. For his fifth start on May 7, 1957, Score faced the New York Yankees. In the first inning, Yankees shortstop Gil McDougald lined a Score fastball back at the star lefty and ended up hitting him the face. Score suffered an injured eye and broke several facial bones. McDougald was so shook up he vowed to retire immediately if Score could never throw again.
Score did manage to come back late in 1958 season. He later hurt his arm and was out of baseball by 1962 at the age of 29. If Score maintained a long and healthy career, he could have had his name alongside other immortals in Cooperstown. Score would also been forever compared to another left handed pitcher who made his MLB debut during the 1955 season - Sandy Koufax.