Ray Daviault – His New York Mets Career 1962

Ray DavialutRight-handed pitcher Ray Daviault was drafted from the San Francisco Giants during the 1961 expansion draft.  He made his Major League debut with the Mets on April 13, 1962 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He pitched 2 innings and allowed 1 run in the Mets 4-3 loss.  He would appear in 36 games for the Mets in their inaugural season, 3 as a starter, and posted a 1 -5 record with a 6.22 ERA.    His only win came on July 7th against the St. Louis Cardinals when he pitched the final two innings.  Though he gave up the tying run in the 9th inning the Mets batters bailed him out and won on a walk off hit by Marv Throneberry. 

1962 would be his only season in the majors though he did remain in the Mets organization.  He pitched the entire 1963 season with the Buffalo Bisons, the Mets top farm club before being forced to retire due to arm injuries.  In 50 games for the Bisons he went 5-6 with a 3.62 ERA.

As a bit of trivia Daviault was the first Canadian born played to play with the Mets. 

While with the Mets Daviault wore number 35.

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