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Derrel McKinley "Bud" Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. After retiring, he served as a manager for the Mets from 1990-91.
Harrelson was typical of shortstops of his era: good fielder, poor hitter. He had a lifetime batting average of .236, and hit a total of seven home runs during his fifteen year major league career, but had a lifetime fielding percentage of .969.
During the 1969 season, Harrelson was the linchpin of a very good middle infield; his frequent double play partner was Ken Boswell . In the Mets' 1973 pennant-winning season, Felix Millán was his counterpart.
In his manager tenure with the Mets Harrelson amassed a 145-129 record, but was fired before the end of the 1991 season.
Harrelson was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982.
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