Senators’ Burke no-hits Red Sox, 85 years ago today

Bobby Burke
Bobby Burke
Bobby Burke tossed a no-hitter for the Washington Senators, 85 years ago today.

On Saturday, August 8, 1931, at home in front of about 5,000 fans at D.C.’s Griffith Stadium, Burke no-hit the Boston Red Sox for a 5-0 win. Burke struck out eight and walked five.

United Press sportswriter George Kirksey noted that Burke was working under a handicap.

“He fell on the hot exhaust pipe of a motor boat while on a fishing trip yesterday and suffered a bad burn across his back,” Kirksey wrote.