Larry Burright – His New York Mets Career 1963,1964

larry-burrightOn December 1, 1962, the Mets acquired infielder Larry Burright along with Tim Harkness from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for pitcher Bob L. Miller.  He made his Mets debut as their Opening Day leadoff hitter and 2nd baseman against the St. Louis Cardinals in 1963.  He singled in his first at bat and finished the game 2-4 in the Mets 7-0 loss.

Burright would appear in 41 games for the Mets serving mainly as the backup to 2nd Baseman Ron Hunt before being demoted to the minors at the end of July.  The highlight of his season occurred on May 2nd against the Houston Colt 45’s.  He went 2-4 with a double and a triple and three RBIs in the Mets 10-3 victory.  For the season, he hit .220 with 3 RBIs in 100 at bats.

In 1964 Burright once again made the Mets Opening Day roster, but after going 0-7 in three games he was demoted to the minors where he spent the remainder of the season and his career.

In 44 games for the Mets over two seasons, he hit .206 with 3 RBIs.

While with the Mets Burright wore number 6.

Larry Burright also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1962.

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