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.
Author: Dirk Lammers
Dirk Lammers is a veteran journalist who began rooting for the New York Mets in the early-1970s when the team’s no no-hitter count was barely 2,000 games old. Lammers has since turned his research into Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats (Unbridled Books) and NoNoHitters.com, where he maintains the Internet's largest archive of no-hitter information.
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