Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

June 23, 1917 - On this day Babe Ruth walked the first batter then punched the umpire. With Ruth ejected from the game, pitcher Ernie Shore stepped up to the mound after only a few warmup throws. The runner on first tried to steal second, but he was thrown out by the catcher. Shore went on to retire the next 26 batters without any of them reaching first.

For over 90 years baseball fans have debated whether or not Shore should get credit for a perfect game. Officially, it wasn't.

After his baseball career ended, Shore went on to become the sheriff of Forsyth County, North Carolina. He helped get a minor league baseball stadium built in Winston-Salem, and today it carries his name.

Isner and Mahut

Isner and Mahut

The Hammond Wreck

The Hammond Wreck