June 23, 1917

This classic report comes courtesy of the Associated Press:

In baseball’s greatest relief effort, Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox came in for Babe Ruth with nobody out and a man on first.

The base runner was cut down stealing and Shore retired all 26 batters he faced to gain a 4-0 victory over Washington.

Ruth walked Eddie Foster to open the game and was ejected after arguing with umpire Brick Owens.

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