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Wally Backman Autograph on a 1990 Topps (#5T)
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Age 56
Birthday 22 September, 1959
Birthplace Hillsboro, OR
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Occupation Baseball
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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).

MLB Batting Statistics

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 - - -

MLB Fielding Statistics

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 -

Filmography

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2003 The Curse of the Bambino Himself
1990 Sunday Night Baseball Himself - Philadelphia Phillies Pinch Hitter
1990 1990 National League Championship Series Himself - Pittsburgh Pirates Third Baseman 
1988 1988 National League Championship Series Himself - New York Mets Second Baseman
1986 1986 World Series Himself - New York Mets Pinch Runner 
1986 1986 National League Championship Series Himself - New York Mets Second Baseman 

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