Shore’s baseball career was intertwined with Babe Ruth‘s. They went to the Red Sox together from Baltimore. When starter Ruth was ejected from a June 23, 1917 game for protesting a walk to the first batter he faced, Shore relieved, and, after the runner was caught stealing, pitched a perfect game. The two later were roommates with the Yankees. Shore was a winner in his four years with the Red Sox, including a 19-8 (1.64) 1915 mark, but was ineffective after spending 1918 in WWI military service.