Wally Backman

Walter Wayne Backman (born September 22, 1959) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. He is best known for his time with the New York Mets from 1980-1988 and was a member of their 1986 World Series-winning team. Backman currently is the Manager for the Las Vegas 51s, the Mets' AAA minor league team (beginning in 2013 season).

Wally Backman
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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2003
The Curse of the Bambino (2003) (TV Movie)
Himself

1990
Sunday Night Baseball (1990) (TV Show)
Himself - Philadelphia Phillies Pinch Hitter

1990
Himself - Pittsburgh Pirates Third Baseman 

1988
Himself - New York Mets Second Baseman

1986
1986 World Series (1986) (TV Show)
Himself - New York Mets Pinch Runner 

1986
Himself - New York Mets Second Baseman 

Self

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Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Wally Backman.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1980 NYM 27 93 12 30 1 1 0 9 2 11 14 0.323 0.396 0.355
1981 NYM 26 36 5 10 2 0 0 0 1 4 7 0.278 0.350 0.333
1982 NYM 96 261 37 71 13 2 3 22 8 49 47 0.272 0.387 0.372
1983 NYM 26 42 6 7 0 1 0 3 0 2 8 0.167 0.205 0.214
1984 NYM 128 436 68 122 19 2 1 26 32 56 63 0.280 0.360 0.339
1985 NYM 145 520 77 142 24 5 1 38 30 36 72 0.273 0.320 0.344
1986 NYM 124 387 67 124 18 2 1 27 13 36 32 0.320 0.376 0.385
1987 NYM 94 300 43 75 6 1 1 23 11 25 43 0.250 0.307 0.287
1988 NYM 99 294 44 89 12 0 0 17 9 41 49 0.303 0.388 0.344
1989 MIN 87 299 33 69 9 2 1 26 1 32 45 0.231 0.306 0.284
1990 PIT 104 315 62 92 21 3 2 28 6 42 53 0.292 0.374 0.397
1991 PHI 94 185 20 45 12 0 0 15 3 30 30 0.243 0.344 0.308
1992 PHI 42 48 6 13 1 0 0 6 1 6 9 0.271 0.352 0.292
1993 SEA 10 29 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0.138 0.167 0.138
Career 1102 3245 482 893 138 19 10 240 117 371 480 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Wally Backman.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1980 NYM 27 26 231 62 55 1 11 0.992
1981 NYM 12 5 58 14 21 2 2 0.946
1982 NYM 92 73 620 173 209 16 30 0.960
1983 NYM 16 5 62 16 15 2 2 0.939
1984 NYM 119 110 946 223 306 10 73 0.981
1985 NYM 140 122 1,130 273 370 7 76 0.989
1986 NYM 113 92 848 186 290 17 56 0.966
1987 NYM 89 77 654 131 210 6 44 0.983
1988 NYM 92 84 707 128 219 4 36 0.989
1989 MIN 84 79 655 146 187 6 37 0.982
1990 PIT 85 82 625 56 136 12 10 0.941
1991 PHI 55 40 342 54 79 4 13 0.971
1992 PHI 12 3 37 10 20 1 4 0.968
1993 SEA 10 8 66 4 15 3 0 0.864
Career 946 806 - 1476 2132 91 394 -

First NameWalter
Middle NameWayne
Last NameBackman
Full Name at BirthWalter Wayne Backman
Age54
Date of BirthSeptember 22, 1959
BirthplaceHillsboro, OR
Height5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight160 lbs (72.6 kg)
Star SignVirgo
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolAloha (Beaverton, OR)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionSecond Baseman, Third Baseman
BatsBoth
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut2 September 1980
Last MLB Game14 May 1993
DraftDrafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1977 amateur draft.

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