Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944) 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 the manager of the Mets in 1990 and 1991.
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. He was a National League All-Star in 1970 and 1971.
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 Mill├ín was his counterpart.
As manager of the Mets, Harrelson amassed a 145-129 record, but was fired before the end of the 1991 season.
Harrelson is currently the co-owner, Senior Vice President for Baseball Operations, and first base coach of the Long Island Ducks, an unaffiliated minor league baseball club.
Harrelson was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1982. Bud is a graduate of Sunset High School in Hayward, California.