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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 36 of 984 players
Backman
Walter Wayne Backman
Born: September 22, 1959 at Hillsboro, Ore.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 5.09 Weight: 160

Wally Backman has been the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup 17 times, most recently on September 23, 2012.

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First Mets game: September 2, 1980
Last Mets game: October 12, 1988





Uniform Numbers:
Uniform
Number
Start DateEnd Date
28September 2, 1980October 5, 1980
6April 9, 1981October 12, 1988
86September 28, 2011September 28, 2011
28,+6,+86

Wally Backman also played for the following teams:

Wally Backman managed the following Mets farm teams:
Selected by New York Mets organization in first round (16th pick overall) of free agent draft on June 7, 1977.

Traded by the New York Mets to the Minnesota Twins with Mike Santiago in exchange for Toby Nivens, Steve Gasser and Jeff Bumgarner on December 7, 1988.

On disabled list from August 15, 1982 to September 7, 1982 (fractured left collarbone); from June 9, 1987 to June 29, 1987 (pulled left hamstring); from August 27, 1988 to September 11, 1988 (aggravated strain, right hamstring).

Click the icon to see a graph of Wally Backman's batting, slugging, and on base percentages

Batting Record with New York Mets
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1980 27 9312301109111141234133.323.355.396
1981 26 3651020004070102012.278.333.350
1982 96 2613771132322491470872097.272.372.387
1983 26 42670103208000109.167.214.205
1984 128 4366812219212656263032952148.280.339.360
1985 145 520771422451383617213012143179.273.344.320
1986 124 38767124182127361320137143149.320.385.376
1987 94 3004375611232504301139186.250.287.307
1988 99 29444891200174114919592101.303.344.388
9 years 765 23693596709514716526073353106466012814.283.344.353

League Championship Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1986 6 21550002214010005.238.238.304
1988 7 22261002205010207.273.318.333
2 years 13 4371110044190202012.256.279.319

World Series Record
Year GABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1986 6 18460001302011106.333.333.429
1 year 6 18460001302011106.333.333.429

  • Tied for National League lead in sacrifice hits with 14 in 1985.
  • Led Mets in stolen bases with 30 in 1985.
  • Led Mets in caught stealing with 12 in 1985. Tied for Mets lead in caught stealing with 9 in 1984.
  • Led Mets in sacrifice hits with 14 in 1985 and with 14 in 1986. Tied for Mets lead in sacrifice hits with 9 in 1988.

Games where Wally Backman had 4 or more Hits
vs. Pittsburgh (NL) 10/01/80. vs. Pittsburgh (NL) 04/26/85. At Atlanta (NL) 07/04/85. vs. Pittsburgh (NL) 09/21/85.
At Atlanta (NL) 04/29/86. At Cincinnati (NL) 05/04/86.

Games played by position
1980: Second Base 20, Shortstop 8
1981: Second Base 11, Third Base 1
1982: Second Base 88, Third Base 5, Shortstop 1
1983: Second Base 13, Third Base 2, Shortstop 1
1984: Second Base 115, Shortstop 8
1985: Second Base 140, Shortstop 1
1986: Second Base 113
1987: Second Base 88
1988: Second Base 92

Lineup Analysis
Number of games in each batting order position in games in which Wally Backman was in the starting lineup.
Year 1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th
1980 1170000260
1981 050000000
1982 62200003870
1983 200001200
1984 11000000000
1985 49730000000
1986 0920000000
1987 0750000020
1988 0780000060
Totals 168362000142210







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