Right-handed pitcher Ray Burris was picked off waivers by the Mets from the New York Yankees on August 20, 1979. He made his Met debut on August 24th against the Cincinnati Reds and pitched 7 scoreless innings allowing just two hits, but the Mets lost the game 1-0. Burris would appear in three more games for the Mets in 1979 before being placed on the disabled list with a fractured wrist. He went 0-2 with a 3.32 ERA.,
Burris returned to the Mets in 1980 as a member of their starting rotation and posted a 7-13 record with a 4.02 ERA. His best outing came on June 28 against the Philadelphia Phillies, he allowed just one run over nine innings but thanks to the Mets anemic offense suffered a no decision as the Mets won in extra innings 2-1. Despite being on the disabled list for the month of July Burris did lead the Mets staff in games started (29) and innings pitched with 170 1/3.
Following the season Burris left the Mets and signed as a free agent with the Montreal Expos. In 33 starts for the Mets he posted a 7-15 record with a 3.94 ERA.
While with the Mets Burris wore number 26 in 1979 and 34 in 1980.
Ray Burris also played for the following teams:
Chicago Cubs – 1973-1979
New York Yankees – 1979
Montreal Expos – 1981-1983
Oakland A’s – 1984
Milwaukee Brewers – 1985,1987
St. Louis Cardinals – 1986