"Boston Red Sox Pitchers; Group portrait standing before grandstand. Foster, Mays, Shore, Ruth, Leonard, Oct. 7, 1915.

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"Boston Red Sox Pitchers; Group portrait standing before grandstand. Foster, Mays, Shore, Ruth, Leonard, Oct. 7, 1915." 

According to the Wikipedia, "Ernest Shore's most famous game occurred on June 23, 1917, against the Washington Senators in the first game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park. Ruth started the game, walking the first batter, Ray Morgan. As newspaper accounts of the time tell it, the short-fused Ruth then engaged in a heated argument with apparently equally short-fused home plate umpire Brick Owens. Owens tossed Ruth out of the game, and the even-more-enraged Ruth then slugged the ump a glancing blow before being taken off the field. Shore was recruited to pitch, and came in with very few warmup pitches. The catcher was also ejected. With a new pitcher and catcher, runner Morgan tried to steal but was thrown out. Shore then proceeded to retire the remaining 26 Senators for a no-hitter, a 4-0 Red Sox win, and a game sometimes (erroneously) called a "perfect game in relief". Ruth subsequently paid a $100 fine, was suspended for 10 games, and issued a public apology for his behavior." 

The image is from the GG Bain Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. This new 11" x 14" print is packaged in clear cellophane and has a cardboard backer. The image has been retouched. Clarity is not up to contemporary standards.

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