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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.

2b ss 3b

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).

Minor League Batting Record
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSBCSSHSFTBAvg.Slg.OBP
1977Little Falls (A)69255448310263028--53120721115.326.451.393
1978Lynchburg (A)1324948614919933874--995421762195.302.395.397
1979Jackson (AA)1104046311411521935--50523531141.282.349.346
1980Tidewater (AAA)1254005311715515187--67011774145.293.363.415
1981Tidewater (AAA)215969310610180221014.153.237.275
1983Tidewater (AAA)10136169114113128682470371502134.316.371.422

Wally Backman played for the following teams in the Mets organization:
  • Little Falls Mets 1977; Lynchburg Mets 1978; Jackson Mets 1979; Tidewater Tides 1980, 1981, 1983
Games played by position
1977: Little Falls (A): Shortstop 62, Third Base 1
1978: Lynchburg (A): Shortstop 131
1979: Jackson (AA): Shortstop 104, Second Base 5
1980: Tidewater (AAA): Second Base 103, Shortstop 21
1981: Tidewater (AAA): Shortstop 6, Third Base 5, Second Base 2
1983: Tidewater (AAA): Second Base 85, Shortstop 12, Third Base 4







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