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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Book Signing!

Baseball great Bud Harrelson will be signing copies of his book "Turning Two: My Journey to the Top of the World and Back with the New York Mets" on Thursday evening, April 19 at 7 at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the Country Glen Center on Old Country Road in Carle Place.

Derek "Bud Harrelson" played all but three of his sixteen-year major league career with the Mets. He was the everyday shortstop on the 1969 World Championship team and the 1973 National League penant winning club. A clutch hitter in spite of a .236 lifetime batting average, Harrelson was superb at his position with a career .969 fielding percentage and a Gold Glove in 1971. After his retirement as a player in 1980, Bud Harrelson became a Mets coach in 1986 for a team that won 108 games and the World Series in memorable fashion. In 1990 and 91 Harrelson managed the club.

Presently this native Californian lives in Hauppauge and serves as both Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and first base coach for the Long Island Ducks minor league club. Bud Harrelson wrote "Turning Two" in collaboration with longtime New York sportswriter Phil Pepe. The book includes a foreward by Daryl Strawberry, a standout player on the 1986 Mets team considered by many the greatest in National League history.

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