Bud Harrelson Wife Kim Battaglia And 5 Kids Remember His Legacy

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Bud Harrelson is survived by his former wife, Kim Battaglia, and five children—three daughters and two sons.

The baseball coach passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at the age of 79.

Bud had been battling with Alzheimer’s disease for over seven years. Despite undergoing many medical treatments, the sportsman lost his life.

His wife, Kim, has always maintained a low profile but occasionally appears on media platforms to share her thoughts.

Scroll down to learn more about his wife and kids below:

Bud Harrelson Is A Late Baseball Coach
Bud Harrelson Is A Late Baseball Coach (Source: Instagram)

Bud Harrelson is famous as an American professional baseball shortstop, coach, and manager. As a player, he featured for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Texas Rangers from 1965 to 1980.

Talking about his career highlights and achievements, the 5 feet 9 inches tall baseball coach was All-Star twice (1970, 1971). Likewise, he won the World Series champion titles twice, in 1969 and 1986.

Not just that, the late sportsman won the Gold Glove Award (1971) and later became a member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

Back in 2000, the American sportsman became part-owner of the Long Island Ducks, a newly formed independent league baseball team.

Bud Harrelson Wife Kim Battaglia, And Five Kids 

The late American baseball coach, Harrelson, married twice in his lifetime. His first marriage was with Yvonne on December 17, 1965. Sadly, their marriage ended in divorce.

He then exchanged wedding vows with Kim Battaglia in 1975. They were married for 34 years before divorcing in 2010.

Despite the pair becoming a part of each other’s ups and downs, they decided to end their vows for an unknown reason.

Bud Harrelson With His Family
Bud Harrelson With His Family (Source: Newsday)

As per the reports, Kim remained his caretaker after their divorce. As the baseball coach had had Alzheimer’s disease since 2016, his ex-wife, Kim, provided him full support, and the pair stayed strong throughout 6 years of treatment.

Sadly, Bud took his last breath on January 10, surrounded by his ex-wife, Kim. Not just that, he was survived by his three daughters, Kimberly Psarras, Alexandra Abbatiello, and Kassandra Harrelson; two sons, Timothy and Troy Harrelson; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren, as per the reports.

Paying tribute to the veteran, the baseball team and sports world are mourning his death. 

Hud’s death at a hospice was announced by Jay Horwitz, the Mets’ vice president of alumni relations.

Bud Harrelson Wife Kim Battaglia

Harrelson’s ex-wife, Kim Battaglia, is a private person; however, she occasionally remains part of the news headlines.

She gave an interview with the New York Times back in 2018, where she explained her as well as her then-husband, Hud’s decision to public baseball coach’s treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Late Bud Harrelson
Late Bud Harrelson (Source: Instagram)

Moving on, the celebrity ex-wife has yet to reveal her personal details and her professional career. She might be in her sixties now and shares a close bond with her children.

Despite her celebrity connection, Kim prefers a low-key profile and avoids social media platforms.



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