From 1962-1964, Burright played in 159 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, hitting .205 with four home runs. The bulk of his playing time came for the Dodgers in his rookie year. He was the team’s starting second baseman for 109 games and played in 115 games total. He hit .205 that season with all four of his home runs. He was traded to the Mets prior to the 1963 season but could never crack New York’s lineup. He played in 41 games that year, then just three games in 1964. After failing to return to the big leagues in 1965, Burright retired.
Burright’s inside-the-park home run came on May 25, 1962 against the New York Mets. He ripped a line drive to right field off Mets’ hurler Dave Hillman to score Frank Howard and Ron Fairly as well as himself. Los Angeles won the game 17-8.
Larry Burright – career stats