The Washington Senators’ Bobby Burke threw the franchise’s second no-hitter, 84 years ago today.

Burke on Saturday, August 8, 1931 no-hit the Boston Red Sox for a 5-0 victory at Griffith Stadium. It was the Senators’ first no-hitter since July 1, 1920, when the great Walter Johnson held the Red Sox hitless for a 1-0 win at Fenway Park.

The no-nos by Johnson and Burke were the only thrown during the Senators’ time in the nation’s capital, as the team moved to Minnesota in 1961 to become the Twins. Twins pitchers round out the list of the franchise’s seven no-hitters:

3 Jack Kralick
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Sunday, August 26, 1962
Minnesota Twins 1, Kansas City Athletics 0
Metropolitan Stadium (Minneapolis)
4 Dean Chance
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Friday, August 25, 1967 (Second game of doubleheader)
Minnesota Twins 2, Cleveland Indians 1
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
5 Scott Erickson
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Wednesday, April 27, 1994
Minnesota Twins 6, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minneapolis)
6 Eric Milton
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Saturday, September 11, 1999
Minnesota Twins 7, Anaheim Angels 0
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minneapolis)
7 Francisco Liriano
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Minnesota Twins 1, Chicago White Sox 0
U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago)

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