Player Name: Ernie Shore
Item Type: Cut
Number of Signatures: 1
Notes: On June 23, 1917, against the Washington Senators, Babe Ruth started the game, walking the first batter, Ray Morgan. Ruth began to argue with home plate umpire Brick Owens who then tossed Ruth out of the game. The enraged Ruth then punched the umpire before being escorted off the field by a policeman; the catcher, Pinch Thomas, was also ejected. Shore was brought in to pitch and with a new pitcher and catcher, runner Morgan tried to steal and was thrown out, after which Shore then proceeded to retire the remaining 26 Senators without allowing a baserunner, earning a 4–0 Red Sox win. For many years the game was listed in record books as a "perfect game", though now, officially, it is scored as a combined no-hitter. Following the game, Ruth paid a $100 fine, was suspended for ten games, and issued a public apology for his behavior.
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