Bobby Burke tossed a no-hitter for the Washington Senators, 89 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 noted that Burke was pitching under a bit of a disadvantage. A day earlier, he fell on the hot exhaust pipe of a motor boat while fishing and suffered a burn across his back.