New York Mets legend Buddy Harrelson has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, according to an interview with the former shortstop.
Harrelson was a member of the Amazin’ Mets, which made a miraculous comeback to win the World Series after a terrible start to their season. He is also widely known for a famous fight he had with Pete Rose during the 1973 NLCS.
He later served as a coach for the 1986 Mets, winning the World Series with them. He was named manager in 1990, but was replaced in 1991.
Harrelson had been displaying symptoms of possible Alzheimer’s since 2013, but the condition continued to worsen. Words began disappearing from his vocabulary in 2016. He is currently supported by his family, with two of his children living with him, and his ex-wife leaving just a little bit away.