Sunday, October 31, 2010

1981 ray burris

ray burris signed as a free agent with the montreal expos in february of 1981.  here is his 1981 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
with the expos in 1981, burris started 21 games and pitched in relief in one other game.  he went 9-7 with a 3.05 era and 4 complete games but no shutouts.  he was on the expos' postseason roster and pitched in the nlds against the phillies, taking the loss in game 3 of that series.  still, the expos prevailed and faced the dodgers in the nlcs.  burris threw a shutout in game 2 against la, outpitching rookie sensation fernando valenzuela.  burris and fernando faced off again in the decisive game 5, with burris matching fernando with an 8-inning, 1-run performance.  steve rogers relieved burris in the 9th, rick monday came up to bat, and the rest is history.
voici à vous, 1981 ray burris!

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