Ernie Shore

Ernie Shore

Ernie Shore
Ernie Shore (left) with Grover Cleveland Alexander during the 1915 World Series.
Pitcher
Born: (1891-03-24)March 24, 1891
East Bend, North Carolina
Died: September 24, 1980(1980-09-24) (aged 89)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 20, 1912, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
August 22, 1920, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 65–43
Earned run average 2.47
Strikeouts 309
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Ernest Grady Shore (March 24, 1891 – September 24, 1980) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox during some of their best years in the 1910s.

He was born near East Bend, North Carolina. Shore graduated from Guilford College in 1913. Along with Babe Ruth, he was sold by the Baltimore Orioles to the Red Sox.

Shore's best year with the Red Sox was 1915, when he won 18, lost 8 and compiled a 1.64 earned run average. He was 3–1 in World Series action in 1915 and 1916. He missed the 1918 Red Sox World Championship season, having enlisted in the military in that war year.

His most famous game occurred on June 23, 1917, against the perfect game," but officially it is scored as a no-hitter, shared by two pitchers. Following the game, Ruth paid a $100 fine, was suspended for ten games, and issued a public apology for his behavior.

Shore was sold to the New York Yankees by Red Sox owner Harry Frazee, where he closed out his career.

Shore was