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Wally Backman

Walter Wayne Backman

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

Born: September 22, 1959 in Hillsboro, OR
High School: Aloha HS (Aloha, OR)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1980 (Age 20.346, 11,967th in MLB history)   vs. LAD 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1982 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Phillies/Pirates/Twins/Mariners 1980-1993
Agents: Terry Bross, previously: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: May 14, 1993 (Age 33.234)   vs. OAK 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

Hit location and pitches data is shown only for seasons after 1988 (completeness summary of pitch data and hit data).

Wally Backman: 10 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 6 go ahead
3 Tms
NYM7
PIT2
MIN1
 
vs RHP10
 
Away8
Home2
 
Leverage
High Lev2
Medium Lev4
Low Lev4
8 Opps
ATL3
NYM1
SFG1
PIT1
STL1
BOS1
LAD1
SDP1
10 Pitchers
Pascual Perez1
Enrique Romo1
Rick Camp1
Mike Krukow1
David Cone1
Bob Welch1
Eric Show1
Marty Clary1
Bob Forsch1
John Dopson1
6 Parks
Shea Stad3
Atl-Fulton3
Candlestick1
Dodger Stad1
Fenway Pk1
Qualcomm St1
Where Hit
Unk4
93
72
891
General field locations
when available.
 
1 Inside the Park
 
Pitches
Unk8
61
31
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms10
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st4
2nd3
7th2
8th1
Outs
05
14
21
 
DefPos
2B8
3B2
Bases
---6
12-1
--31
-2-1
1--1
 
15 RBI
RISP3
0 on6
1 on3
2 on1
Any on4
Inning
11
32
41
52
71
82
Extra1
 
1-33
4-63
7-end4
RelScore
+32
Tied5
-11
-21
-4..1
 
Ahead2
Tied5
Behind3
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk8
1-11
2-21

Play By Play

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1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111982-05-26NYM@ATLRick Campbehind 3-4t 5112-3740.33675%Home Run; Rajsich Scores; Brooks Scores
22211982-07-18NYM@LADBob Welchbehind 1-3t 51---1740.11532%Home Run
33311982-07-31NYMPITEnrique Romoahead 7-4b 81--32840.012100%IPHRInside-the-park Home Run to CF; Stearns Scores
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
44111984-08-17NYM@SFGMike Krukowtied 0-0t 1011--2140.42793%Home Run; Wilson Scores
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
55111985-07-05NYM@ATLPascual Pereztied 0-0t 10-2-2240.13570%Home Run; Dykstra Scores
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
66111986-09-22NYMSTLBob Forschahead 4-1b 70---1240.02698%Home Run
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
77111987-08-31NYM@SDPEric Showtied 0-0t 32---1240.12258%Home Run
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
88111989-06-24 (1)MIN@BOSJohn Dopsonbehind 1-6t 80---3,(1-1) 1140.0194%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line)
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
99111990-05-18PIT@ATLMarty Clarytied 0-0t 30---6,(2-2) 1150.11562%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
1010211990-06-09PIT@NYMDavid Conetied 0-0t 40---1150.13163%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)

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