Bud Harrelson Stats

Bud Harrelson was born on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, in Niles, California. Harrelson was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1965, with the New York Mets. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bud Harrelson baseball stats page.

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"After a two-year minor league stint with Salinas and a year in Buffalo, (Bud) Harrelson got that first cup of coffee late in the 1965 season. The Mets were playing the Braves in Milwaukee. County Stadium wasn't exactly packed. The Mets were closing in on 100 losses for the fourth consecutive year since their inception, and the Braves were playing out the string before relocating to Atlanta in 1966. But there was the new kid at shortstop, all 147 pounds of him, chasing a foul pop-up down the third base line, jumping over the tarp, and making the catch in the stands. By his own account, his heart was beating out of his chest. Onlookers like Hank Aaron and Joe Torre may have wondered why the kid was treating it like a World Series. But the Series was where he was headed. Roy McMillan would stay on a little longer as the starting shortstop, and Harrelson would head down to Jacksonville for most of the next season. But the changing of the guard officially began with that play." - Author Bill Staples in Before the Glory: 20 Baseball Heroes Talk About Growing Up and Turning Hard Times into Home Runs (HCI Publishing, 03/01/2007, 'Bud Harrelson', Page 57)

Bud Harrelson

Bud Harrelson Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#44 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1977top01' title='1977 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Bud Harrelson Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#44 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Derrel McKinley Harrelson
Nickname:
Bud
Born On:
06-06-1944  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Niles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Sunset High School (Hayward, CA)
College:
San Francisco State University
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
09-02-1965 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-05-1980
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Bud Harrelson Pitching Stats

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Bud Harrelson Hitting Stats

1965 21 Mets 19 37 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 11 0 0 0 0 .108 .154 .189
1966 22 Mets 33 99 20 22 2 4 0 0 4 13 1 23 1 0 0 1 .222 .313 .323
1967 23 Mets 151 540 59 137 16 4 1 0 28 48 0 64 7 4 4 5 .254 .317 .304
1968 24 Mets 111 402 38 88 7 3 0 0 14 29 2 68 4 1 1 3 .219 .273 .251
1969 25 Mets 123 395 42 98 11 6 0 0 24 54 7 54 5 1 2 5 .248 .341 .306
1970 26 Mets 157 564 72 137 18 8 1 0 42 95 4 74 12 8 3 9 .243 .351 .309
1971 27 Mets 142 547 55 138 16 6 0 0 32 53 0 59 13 3 2 6 .252 .319 .303
1972 28 Mets 115 418 54 90 10 4 1 0 24 58 4 57 7 4 3 6 .215 .313 .266
1973 29 Mets 106 356 35 92 12 3 0 0 20 48 4 49 3 0 1 4 .258 .348 .309
1974 30 Mets 106 331 48 75 10 0 1 0 13 71 1 39 8 0 2 5 .227 .366 .266
1975 31 Mets 34 73 5 16 2 0 0 0 3 12 2 13 2 0 0 1 .219 .329 .247
1976 32 Mets 118 359 34 84 12 4 1 0 26 63 5 56 8 0 2 1 .234 .351 .298
1977 33 Mets 107 269 25 48 6 2 1 0 12 27 1 28 7 1 1 3 .178 .255 .227
1978 34 Phillies 71 103 16 22 1 0 0 0 9 18 0 21 6 0 0 0 .214 .331 .223
1979 35 Phillies 53 71 7 20 6 0 0 0 7 13 0 14 1 1 1 1 .282 .395 .366
1980 36 Rangers 87 180 26 49 6 0 1 0 9 29 0 23 10 0 0 3 .272 .373 .322
16 Years 1,533 4,744 539 1,120 136 45 7 0 267 633 31 653 94 23 22 53 .236 .327 .288

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Bud Harrelson Fielding Stats

1965 Mets SS 18 10 330 67 3.7 64 28 36 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .955 5.24
1966 Mets SS 29 25 690 144 5.0 143 52 91 1 26 n/a n/a n/a .993 5.60
1967 Mets SS 149 144 3,573 753 5.1 721 254 467 32 88 n/a n/a n/a .958 5.45
1968 Mets SS 106 100 2,763 531 5.0 516 199 317 15 58 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.04
1969 Mets SS 119 115 3,099 609 5.1 590 243 347 19 70 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.14
1970 Mets SS 156 155 1,539 727 4.7 706 305 401 21 84 n/a n/a n/a .971 12.39
1971 Mets SS 140 138 3,678 714 5.1 698 257 441 16 86 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.12
1972 Mets SS 115 113 3,000 541 4.7 525 191 334 16 51 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.73
1973 Mets SS 103 102 2,775 478 4.6 468 153 315 10 49 n/a n/a n/a .979 4.55
1974 Mets SS 97 92 2,457 538 5.5 521 196 325 17 65 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.73
1975 Mets SS 34 23 630 118 3.5 111 44 67 7 18 n/a n/a n/a .941 4.76
1976 Mets SS 117 113 2,997 533 4.6 513 183 330 20 44 n/a n/a n/a .962 4.62
1977 Mets SS 98 84 2,130 386 3.9 380 141 239 6 41 n/a n/a n/a .984 4.82
1978 Phillies 2B 43 16 594 141 3.3 137 58 79 4 24 n/a n/a n/a .972 6.23
1978 Phillies SS 15 6 225 44 2.9 44 14 30 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.28
1979 Phillies 2B 25 17 444 102 4.1 101 54 47 1 11 n/a n/a n/a .990 6.14
1979 Phillies 3B 9 0 48 9 1.0 9 0 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.06
1979 Phillies LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1979 Phillies SS 17 4 162 27 1.6 24 9 15 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .889 4.00
1980 Rangers 2B 2 0 18 6 3.0 5 3 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .833 7.50
1980 Rangers SS 87 77 1,779 355 4.1 338 118 220 17 57 n/a n/a n/a .952 5.13
SS Totals 1,400 1,301 31,827 6,565 4.7 6,362 2,387 3,975 203 751 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.40
2B Totals 70 33 1,056 249 3.6 243 115 128 6 36 n/a n/a n/a .976 6.21
3B Totals 9 0 48 9 1.0 9 0 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.06
LF Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
16 Years 1,480 1,334 32,934 6,823 4.6 6,614 2,502 4,112 209 788 n/a n/a n/a .969 5.42

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Bud Harrelson Miscellaneous Stats

1965 Mets 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 3.4 0.0 - - -
1966 Mets 7 3 .700 2 5 n/a 0.0 4.3 24.8 - - -
1967 Mets 12 13 .480 0 2 n/a 540.0 8.4 19.3 - - -
1968 Mets 4 5 .444 6 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 28.7 - - -
1969 Mets 1 3 .250 2 3 n/a 0.0 7.3 16.5 - - -
1970 Mets 23 4 .852 2 0 n/a 564.0 7.6 13.4 - - -
1971 Mets 28 7 .800 0 4 n/a 0.0 9.3 17.1 - - -
1972 Mets 12 4 .750 1 0 n/a 418.0 7.3 17.4 - - -
1973 Mets 5 1 .833 0 3 n/a 0.0 7.3 17.8 - - -
1974 Mets 9 4 .692 2 10 n/a 331.0 8.5 25.5 - - -
1975 Mets 0 0 .000 4 2 n/a 0.0 5.6 24.3 - - -
1976 Mets 9 3 .750 1 3 n/a 359.0 6.4 13.8 - - -
1977 Mets 5 4 .556 1 11 n/a 269.0 9.6 22.4 - - -
1978 Phillies 5 2 .714 10 12 n/a 0.0 4.9 11.4 - - -
1979 Phillies 3 3 .500 0 11 n/a 0.0 5.1 10.1 - - -
1980 Rangers 4 4 .500 0 2 0 180.0 7.8 20.0 - - -
16 Years 127 60 .679 31 71 0 677.7 7.3 17.8 - - -

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Bud Harrelson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1965 New York Mets 3 Undetermined - -
1966 New York Mets 3 Undetermined - -
1967 New York Mets 3 Undetermined - -
1968 New York Mets 3 Undetermined - -
1969 New York Mets 3 Undetermined - Stats
1970 New York Mets 3 Undetermined Stats -
1971 New York Mets 3 Undetermined Stats -
1972 New York Mets 3 Undetermined - -
1973 New York Mets 3 Undetermined - Stats
1974 New York Mets 3 $75,000.00 - -
1975 New York Mets 3 $75,000.00 - -
1976 New York Mets 3 $75,000.00 - -
1977 New York Mets 3 $80,000.00 - -
1978 Philadelphia Phillies 14 $90,000.00 - -
1979 Philadelphia Phillies 15 Undetermined - -
1980 Texas Rangers 7 Undetermined - -
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Did you know when Bud Harrelson won the Gold Glove Award at Shortstop in 1971, he was the first New York Met to ever receive the honor? The next Met to win it at short was Rey Ordonez , 26 years later. The duo, through today, are the only two Mets shortstops with a Gold Glove .

During the 1973 National League Championship Series, Mets starting pitcher Jon Matlack held the Cincinnati Reds to two hits in his 5-0 complete game victory in Game 2 of the LCS at Riverfront Stadium. A postgame comment set the stage for one of the most famous fights in baseball history. Baseball historian Eric Aron, in his Bud Harrelson biography (SABR Baseball Biography Project, 'Bud Harrelson', Link ), described how it all started:

..asked by reporters about the way the Reds had hit in the game ( Box Score Joe Morgan n grabbed Bud by his uniform shirt and said, “If you ever say something like that about me again, I'll punch you out! Morgan told Harrelson, Pete ( Rose ) is going to use this to get the club fired up. If he has a chance, he is going to come and get you at second.

The game was so far gone that Reds relief pitcher Roger Nelson batted for himself and fanned to start the fifth against Koosman. Batting second was Rose , who singled to center. The next hitter was Morgan , who hit a ground ball to Milner at first base. Milner scooped up the ball and threw to Harrelson at second, who fired back to Milner to complete the double play. In the process, Rose had slid hard into second, hitting Bud with his elbow. The 160-pound shortstop then said to the man 40 pounds heavier, “That was a cheap fucking shot. Rose said, “What did you say?“ and Harrelson repeated the words, after which Rose grabbed Bud and pinned him to the ground. The first to come out to join the fracas was Mets third baseman Wayne Garrett . Next came the Reds coaches and then seconds later both benches cleared and the bullpens charged in.

Immediately after the dust had seemed to settle, there was another brief altercation between a Red and a Met. Mets reliever Buzz Capra was struck by Reds reliever Pedro Borbon . After that fight was broken up, players from both sides put on their caps. Borbon put on what another teammate told him was a Mets cap. Borbon , who earned the nickname Dracula after another incident in 1974, took off the cap and bit a hole in it with his teeth.

Harrelson was left with a bruise over his eye, which he said came from having his sunglasses broken. Neither Rose nor Harrelson was ejected … and that was a mistake. The game was nearly called after the Reds took the field in the bottom of the inning. Rose had taken left field when an array of objects were thrown his way, including a whiskey bottle. Manager Sparky Anderson took his team off the field as the game was delayed for 20 minutes. National League president Chub Feeney, who after conferring with the six umpires, the commissioner, and both teams, decided to send out players from the Mets dugout to restore order. It was only after Willie Mays , ( Tom ) Seaver , Staub, Cleon Jones , and Yogi Berra came out to the field to try to calm the fans that play was resumed.

Being a little guy, I always wore a Superman T-shirt under my jersey,” Harrelson said. “When the reporters came over after the game, I taped (an X) over the Superman logo and said, ‘It looks like Pete had a load of kryptonite today.


Bud Harrelson / Pete Rose Fight | 1973 National League Championship Series
In 1970, Bud Harrelson set a new National League record for consecutive errorless games played at shortstop during a season when he strung together a fifty-four game streak. That record is held today by another New York Met - Rey Ordonez , who appeared had one-hundred errorless games in a row in 1999 (ten shy of the Major League record set by Mike Bordick in 2002).

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