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Wally Backman

Walter Wayne Backman

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 160 lb.

Born: September 22, 1959 in Hillsboro, Oregon, US
High School: Aloha HS (Aloha, OR)

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round (16th) of the 1977 MLB June Amateur Draft from Aloha HS (Aloha, OR).

Major League Stats

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1977 17 -3.0 Little Falls NYPL A- NYM 69 287 255 44 83 10 2 6 30 20 7 28 53 .325 .393 .451 .844 115 1 2 1
1978 18 -4.2 Lynchburg CARL A NYM 132 581 494 86 149 19 9 3 38 42 17 74 99 .302 .397 .395 .791 195 5 6 2
1979 19 -3.7 Jackson TL AA NYM 110 448 404 63 114 11 5 2 19 23 5 35 50 .282 .346 .349 .695 141 5 3 1
1980 20 -4.8 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 125 498 400 53 117 15 5 1 51 11 7 87 67 .293 .415 .363 .778 145 0 7 4
1981 21 -4.0 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 21 70 59 6 9 3 1 0 6 2 2 10 8 .153 .275 .237 .513 14 0 1 0 1
1983 23 -1.9 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 101 431 361 69 114 11 3 1 28 37 15 68 47 .316 .422 .371 .793 134 0 0 2 2
6 Seasons 558 2315 1973 321 586 69 25 13 172 135 53 302 324 .297 .392 .377 .769 744 11 19 10 3
A- (1 season) A- 69 287 255 44 83 10 2 6 30 20 7 28 53 .325 .393 .451 .844 115 1 2 1
A (1 season) A 132 581 494 86 149 19 9 3 38 42 17 74 99 .302 .397 .395 .791 195 5 6 2
AA (1 season) AA 110 448 404 63 114 11 5 2 19 23 5 35 50 .282 .346 .349 .695 141 5 3 1
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 247 999 820 128 240 29 9 2 85 50 24 165 122 .293 .409 .357 .766 293 0 8 6 3
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1977 17 Little Falls NYPL A- NYM SS 62 298 95 184 19 30 .936 4.50
1977 17 Little Falls NYPL A- NYM 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00
1978 18 Lynchburg CARL A NYM SS 131 561 202 329 30 49 .947 4.05
1979 19 Jackson TL AA NYM SS 104 451 170 251 30 46 .933 4.05
1979 19 Jackson TL AA NYM 2B 5 23 14 8 1 1 .957 4.40
1980 20 Tidewater IL AAA NYM SS 21 72 30 37 5 5 .931 3.19
1980 20 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 2B 103 487 207 263 17 42 .965 4.56
1981 21 Tidewater IL AAA NYM SS 6 27 5 21 1 4 .963 4.33
1981 21 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 3B 5 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 2.80
1981 21 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 2B 2 10 3 7 0 2 1.000 5.00
1983 23 Tidewater IL AAA NYM SS 12 59 18 39 2 13 .966 4.75
1983 23 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 3B 4 10 3 6 1 1 .900 2.25
1983 23 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 2B 85 397 154 233 10 51 .975 4.55
6 Seasons 541 2411 906 1389 116 244 .952 4.24
SS (6 seasons) SS 336 1468 520 861 87 147 .941 4.11
2B (4 seasons) 2B 195 917 378 511 28 96 .969 4.56
3B (3 seasons) 3B 10 26 8 17 1 1 .962 2.50

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
2000 40 Tri-City WL Ind 1 of 2 57 26 31 .456
2001 41 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 1 of 1 140 54 86 .386
2002 42 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 1 of 1 140 79 61 .564
2003 43 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 1 of 1 137 73 64 .533
2004 44 Lancaster CALL A+ ARI 1 of 1 140 86 54 .614
2007 47 South Georgia SOCL Ind 1 of 2 87 59 28 .678
2008 48 Joliet NORL Ind 1 of 1 96 43 53 .448
2009 49 Joliet NORL Ind 1 of 2 95 33 62 .347
2010 50 Brooklyn NYPL A- NYM 1 of 1 75 51 24 .680
2011 51 Binghamton EL AA NYM 1 of 1 141 65 76 .461
2012 52 Buffalo IL AAA NYM 1 of 1 143 67 76 .469
2013 53 Las Vegas PCL AAA NYM 1 of 1 144 81 63 .563
12 Seasons 1395 717 678 .514
Ind (4 seasons) 335 161 174 .481
AA (3 seasons) 418 217 201 .519
AAA (2 seasons) 287 148 139 .516
A+ (2 seasons) 280 140 140 .500
A- (1 season) 75 51 24 .680

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1977 17 Little Falls Mets New York-Pennsylvania League A- NYM
1978 18 Lynchburg Mets Carolina League A NYM
1979 19 Jackson Mets Texas League AA NYM
1980 20 Tidewater Tides International League AAA NYM
1980 20 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1980-09-02 1980-10-05
1981 21 Tidewater Tides International League AAA NYM
1981 21 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1981-04-12 1981-06-06
1982 22 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1982-04-08 1982-08-13
1983 23 Tidewater Tides International League AAA NYM
1983 23 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-02
1984 24 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1984-04-02 1984-09-29
1985 25 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1985-04-09 1985-10-05
1986 26 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1986-04-08 1986-10-05
1987 27 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1987-04-07 1987-09-15
1988 28 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1988-04-06 1988-10-01
1989 29 Minnesota Twins American League MLB MIN 1 1989-04-04 1989-09-29
1990 30 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1990-04-09 1990-10-02
1991 31 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-04
1992 32 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 1992-04-08 1992-08-04
1993 33 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 1993-04-09 1993-05-14

Sabr ID: 5e71eb53

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