The Mets acquired right-handed pitcher Jerry Cram from the Kansas City Royals in a minor league deal on February 1, 1973. Cram would not make his Met debut until 1974 when he pitched 1 1/3 inning of scoreless relief on August 11 in the Mets 10-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. He would finish out the season in the Mets bullpen appearing in 10 games and posting a 0-1 record with 1.61 ERA. The highlight of his season occurred on September 11th against the St. Louis Cardinals. In a game that would go on for 25 innings, Cram pitched 8 scoreless innings. However the Mets lost in the 25th inning 4-3.
Cram appeared in 4 games for the Mets in 1975 before being sent back to the minors. In his 4 games he went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA.
Following the season the Mets trade Cram back to the Kansas City Royals. In 14 appearances over two seasons Cram posted an 0-2 record with a 2.30 ERA.
While with the Mets Cram wore number 38.
Jerry Cram also played for the Kansas City Royals in 1969 and 1976.