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1917 Babe Ruth, after walking leadoff man Ray Morgan, the only batter he faces, is ejected by home plate umpire Brick Owens when their shouting match concerning called ball and strikes digresses into a physical confrontation. Red Sox reliever Ernie Shore comes into the Fenway Park contest, retiring 26 consecutive batters, with Morgan thrown out trying to steal second on his first pitch in the team's 4-0 victory over the Senators, a game considered baseball's first combined no-hitter.
1973 Jesse Jefferson loses his shutout in his major league debut when Red Sox's third baseman Rico Petrocelli's two-out, ninth-inning solo home run ties the Fenway Park contest. However, the 24-year-old rookie right-hander will hang on to get the complete-game victory after the Orioles score a run in the tenth to beat Boston, 2-1.
2017 The Red Sox retire David Ortiz's uniform number 34, making Big Papi the 11th player to be honored along with Bobby Doerr (No. 1), Joe Cronin (4), Johnny Pesky (6), Carl Yastrzemski (8), Ted Williams (9), Jim Rice (14), Wade Boggs (26), Carlton Fisk (27), Pedro Martinez (45) and Jackie Robinson (42). The MVP of the 2004 ALCS and the 2013 Fall Classic played a pivotal role in the three World Series championship teams during his 14-year tenure in Boston.

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