Damon Buford, the son of former Baltimore Oriole great Don Buford who famously led off the 1969 World Series by hitting a home run off Tom Seaver, was acquired by the Mets on July 28th, 1995 from the Orioles along with Alex Ochoa in exchange for Bobby Bonilla. He made his Met debut the next day as their starting leftfielder and went 1 for 3 at the plate.
Buford finished out the season playing 44 games for the Mets, splitting time between all three outfield positions. He hit just .235 with 4 home runs and 12 RBIs with his best game coming on September 13th when he hit two home runs and drove in three in the Mets 10-5 win over the Houston Astros.
Following the season, the Mets traded Buford to the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor leaguer Terrell Lowery.
While with the Mets Buford number 2.
Damon Buford also played for the following teams:
Baltimore Orioles – 1993-1995
Texas Rangers – 1996,1997
Boston Red Sox – 1998,1999
Chicago Cubs – 2000,2001