Saturday, September 11, 2010

1984 ray burris

the expos traded ray burris to the a's in december of 1983. here is his 1984 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
burris had split time between the bullpen and the starting rotation during his last two years in montreal. in oakland, he was primarily used as a starter after beginning the year in the pen. after his first 6 relief appearances resulted in a win and and era of 1.10, burris was added to the rotation. in his first start, he pitched a 4-hit shutout against the twins, and never looked back. he wound up making 28 starts, winning 12.

exactly one year after the a's acquired burris, he was traded again - this time to the brewers for don sutton.

voici à vous, 1984 ray burris!

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