Larry Burright
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Larry Burright
Larry Burright
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 473 of 1043 players
Larry Allen Burright
Born: July 10, 1937 at Roseville, Ill.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.10 Weight: 170

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First Mets game: April 9, 1963
Last Mets game: April 18, 1964

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My dad took me to Camera Day at the Polo Grounds in 1963. I was 9 years old. Larry Burright came right over to where we were standing in the field boxes and put his arm around me. My father snapped the picture on one of those old Kodak Instamatic cameras or something similar. Anyway, we had the pictures developed, and that one didn't come out. I did have a lot of long-range pictures of Roger Craig, Al Jackson, etc. But no close-up with Larry Burright. Thank goodness he didn't go on to the Hall of Fame. I would have been crushed!

October 15, 2001
When I was a little boy, I got a Larry Burright baseball card in a Topps bubble gum pack. He was playing for the Dodgers then. There was something about that card that has stayed with me for 40 years. Maybe it was the way the photographer had the young infielder posed to field a grounder. Maybe it was the sunny Dodger blue of the uniform. Or maybe it was the earnest look on his face. I don't know. I wonder what Larry Burright was thinking that day. And I wonder how he felt when he was traded to the Amazin' Mets!

John Kundrath
August 5, 2002
I have known Larry for many years. His wife Judy worked for me for about 10 of them and, I have to say he is one hell of a nice guy. Very glad to have him as a friend, and Judy too!

May 10, 2004
I remember Larry Burright with the 62 Dodgers. He was in the starting lineup on Memorial Day on the Dodgers first visit back to NY since they left. I did not remember this, but he only played 3 games in 64 with the Mets and then was released. He had this brush cut and could not hit a lick.

Bob P
May 3, 2006
On Monday, July 15, 1963, the Mets and Houston Colt .45s played a twi-night doubleheader at the Polo Grounds. It was Larry Burright's most productive day as a Met.

Burright started and batted eighth in both ends of the doubleheader, and went 4-for-6 with two walks, a stolen base, and four runs scored. Larry had just 22 hits in 44 games as a Met, and 18% of his Mets hits came in this doubleheader.

Ironically, all three of Larry's RBIs in 1963 also came against Houston at the Polo Grounds, this time in a May 2 game where Larry had a double and a triple. Larry was 8-for-27 (.296) against the Colt .45s in 1963, and just 14-for-73 (.192) against the rest of the league.

Larry had a four-hit game for the Dodgers in 1962. He was 4-for-7 in a fifteen inning loss to the Cardinals.

His final major league game was at Shea on April 18, 1964, in the second game ever played there. Larry was 0-for-4 against the Pirates. His final at bat was against Frank Bork, and he grounded out to second base.

Patrick Sullivan
January 23, 2013
I know the exact card referenced by someone above and had the same reaction. First I think he was in a batting helmet - there was a palm tree in the background and just the thought of L A was magical to a kid from Kansas - I still have the card.

jennifer pursell-northern
April 10, 2014
Larry Burright is my grandfather. It is so wonderful to see pics of him and hear stories about him. He loves the game of baseball and has the coolest memorabilia up in his house. He is such a wonderful man and till this day no one can beat him in a foot race with cowboy boots on. We love you Grandpa.

Mike Zimmerman
April 28, 2014
I played baseball with Larry Burright at Fullerton College, in 1956; Bud Dawson, Coach. Then in a taxi cab going in the military at Ft. Ord, CA., I ran into Larry. He said that the Dodgers had called him up for the next season. Larry was best at the turn on second and throwing to first.

August 6, 2014
Does anyone know how to get in touch with Larry? I would like to write a sports feature about him. He's from my hometown!

He was before my time, but I lived next door to a Mrs. Burright. Wonder if he is related.

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