A starter and reliever, Burke's best day came on August 6, 1931. After pitching a
no-hitter to blank the Red Sox, he claimed to have thrown only six curves.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 8, 1931: Washington's Bobby Burke, a little-known lefthander, throws a 5–0 no-hitter against Boston. Burke will finish the year eight and 3, the best mark of his 10-year career. "Burke didn't throw more than a half dozen curves all afternoon," said plate umpire George Moriarty.
»June 11, 1935:
In game 1, White Sox vet Al Simmons belts a grand slam off Washington's Bobby Burke, but his five RBIs are not enough as Washington wins, 9–8. The Sox take the nitecap, 9–3. Showing he's in the groove, Simmons will repeat the slam in three days of Nats hurler Belva Bean.