Position: Bench Coach
Date of Birth: 06/06/1944
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 160 lbs
Highest Level: MLB
Bud Harrelson, the Ducks Senior VP of baseball operations and part owner, has been a member of the coaching staff since the team’s inception in 2000. After leading the Ducks to an 82-58 record as manager of the 2000 Ducks, Harrelson moved to the position of first base coach for home games in 2001.
Known for his fiery play as a shortstop for the New York Mets from 1965-77, Harrelson is the only man in Mets history to have been in uniform for each of the franchise’s World Series championships (’69 as a player, ’86 as a coach). Currently, he ranks second in Mets history in games played (1,322), third in triples (45), fourth in at-bats (4,390), seventh in hits (1,029) and 11th in runs (490). The 1971 Gold Glove Award winner was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in 1986 in recognition of his outstanding 16-year Major League career.
Bud’s extensive post-season experience figures to be a valuable resource in helping guide the Ducks. The fan favorite who helped introduce “Buddy Ball” to Long Island has won championships as a player (‘69 Word Series champion Mets, ‘73 NL champion Mets), a coach (‘86 World Series champion Mets) and an owner (’04 and ’12 Atlantic League champion Ducks).