18. Bud Harrelson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 6, 1944 in Niles, CA USA
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 02, 1965
  • Final Game: October 05, 1980
  • Gold Glove - 1971
  • TSN All-Star - 1971
 
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In one way you can argue that Bud Harrelson is the most successful New York Met of all time.  Harrelson was a member of the Miracle Mets World Series Championship Team in 1969 and was a Coach on the 1986 World Series Champions too.  This makes him the only Met to have two World Series rings who was once a player.

Harrelson was not a hitting star (he actually made fun of his lack of playing skills) but was a defensive gem.  The Shortstop would win a Gold Glove in 1971, a season where the voters got it right as he would lead all fielders in Defensive bWAR.  From the strength of his glove and his high profile with the Mets he was named to two All Stars.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Short Stop
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 3/24/78.
  • Departed: Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for Fred Andrews and Cash 7/31/89.
  • Games Played: 1322
  • Notable Statistics: 490 Runs Scored
    1,029 Hits
    123 Doubles
    45 Triples
    6 Home Runs
    242 RBI
    115 Stolen Bases
    .234/.324/.287 Slash Line
    18.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series (1969)
    All Star (1970 & 1971)
    Gold Glove (1971)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (1971)
    Most Putouts by a Shortstop (1970)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Shortstop (1971)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Shortstop (1974)
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