Buddy Harrelson was a well-known American professional baseball shortstop, coach, as well as manager.
He played on teams such as the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, and Texas Rangers from 1965 to 1980. After he finished playing, he helped coach the world champion 1986 Mets and managed the Mets in 1990 and 1991.
Later, he served as coach and part-owner of the Long Island Ducks in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Buddy Harrelson Cause of Death
Recently the news of Buddy Harrelson’s death is coming out. Bud Harrelson died on January 10, 2024 in East Northport, New York, U.S. I turned 79 years old. The cause of death of Buddy Harrelson is Alzheimer’s disease.
After hearing the news of Buddy Harrelson’s death, his fans are expressing their grief and paying tribute via social media.
Mets owner Steve Cohen released the following statement:
“We were saddened to learn of Mets Hall of Famer Buddy Harrelson’s passing. He was a skilled defender and spark plug on the 1969 Miracle Mets. The Gold Glove shortstop played 13 years in Queens, appearing in more games at short than anyone else in team history.
“Buddy was the third base coach on the 1986 World Champs, becoming the only person to be in uniform on both World Series-winning teams. We extend our deepest condolences to his entire family.”
Buddy Harrelson Early Life
Buddy Harrelson’s birth name was Derrel McKinley “Bud” Harrelson. Buddy Harrelson was born on June 6, 1944 in Niles, California, U.S. When Buddy Harrelson died, his age was 79 years.
Buddy Harrelson did his studies at Sunset High School and San Francisco State University. Buddy Harrelson’s nationality was American.
Buddy Harrelson married twice. Buddy Harrelson was a married man. Buddy Harrelson’s first wife was Yvonne.
Buddy Harrelson and Yvonne married on December 17, 1965. The couple get divorced some years later.
Buddy Harrelson married second time with Kim Battaglia in 1975. Buddy Harrelson has six chilren- Kimberly, Jessica, Kassandra, Timothy, Alexandra, and Troy Joseph.