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Saturday, June 22, 2019
This is why you have backup pitchers
On this day in 1917, Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retired 26 Washington Senators batters in a row to win the game. He replaced the starting pitcher, who had retired one batter. The starting pitcher? Babe Ruth.
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The reason that the Bambino only retired one batter? He was thrown out of the game for punching an Umpire. Different time, different game.