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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, United States
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

Register 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
1980 20 -8.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 27 110 93 12 30 1 1 0 9 2 3 11 14 .323 .396 .355 .751 33 3 1 4 1 1
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
1981 21 -7.4 NYM NL MLB NYM 26 42 36 5 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 .278 .350 .333 .683 12 0 0 2 0 0
1982 22 -6.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 96 312 261 37 71 13 2 3 22 8 7 49 47 .272 .387 .372 .759 97 6 0 2 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
1983 23 -5.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 26 45 42 6 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 8 .167 .205 .214 .419 9 2 0 1 0 0
1984 24 -4.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 128 499 436 68 122 19 2 1 26 32 9 56 63 .280 .360 .339 .700 148 13 0 5 2 2
1985 25 -3.7 NYM NL MLB NYM 145 574 520 77 142 24 5 1 38 30 12 36 72 .273 .320 .344 .664 179 3 1 14 3 1
1986 26 -2.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 124 440 387 67 124 18 2 1 27 13 7 36 32 .320 .376 .385 .761 149 3 0 14 3 1
1987 27 -1.2 NYM NL MLB NYM 94 335 300 43 75 6 1 1 23 11 3 25 43 .250 .307 .287 .593 86 5 0 9 1 0
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
1988 28 -0.1 NYM NL MLB NYM 99 347 294 44 89 12 0 0 17 9 5 41 49 .303 .388 .344 .731 101 6 1 9 2 1
1989 29 0.5 MIN AL MLB MIN 87 337 299 33 69 9 2 1 26 1 1 32 45 .231 .306 .284 .591 85 4 1 4 1 0
1990 30 1.7 PIT NL MLB PIT 104 361 315 62 92 21 3 2 28 6 3 42 53 .292 .374 .397 .771 125 5 1 0 3 1
1991 31 2.6 PHI NL MLB PHI 94 220 185 20 45 12 0 0 15 3 2 30 30 .243 .344 .308 .652 57 2 0 2 3 0
1992 32 3.8 PHI NL MLB PHI 42 55 48 6 13 1 0 0 6 1 0 6 9 .271 .352 .292 .644 14 3 0 1 0 1
1993 33 4.1 SEA AL MLB SEA 10 31 29 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .138 .167 .138 .305 4 0 0 1 0 0
MLB (14 seasons) MLB 1102 3708 3245 482 893 138 19 10 240 117 52 371 480 .275 .349 .339 .687 1099 55 5 68 19 9
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 558 2315 1973 321 586 69 25 13 172 135 53 302 324 .297 .392 .377 .769 744 11 19 10 3
All Levels (17 Seasons) 1660 6023 5218 803 1479 207 44 23 412 252 105 673 804 .283 .365 .353 .718 1843 55 16 87 29 12
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 247 999 820 128 240 29 9 2 85 50 24 165 122 .293 .409 .357 .766 293 0 8 6 3
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1977 17 Little Falls NYPL A- NYM 3B 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.00
1977 17 Little Falls NYPL A- NYM SS 62 298 95 184 19 30 .936 4.50
1978 18 Lynchburg CARL A NYM SS 131 561 202 329 30 49 .947 4.05
1979 19 Jackson TL AA NYM 2B 5 23 14 8 1 1 .957 4.40
1979 19 Jackson TL AA NYM SS 104 451 170 251 30 46 .933 4.05
1980 20 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 2B 103 487 207 263 17 42 .965 4.56
1980 20 Tidewater IL AAA NYM SS 21 72 30 37 5 5 .931 3.19
1980 20 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 20 165.0 91 48 43 0 7 1.000 4.96 4.55
1980 20 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 8 66.0 27 14 12 1 4 .963 3.55 3.25
1981 21 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 2B 2 10 3 7 0 2 1.000 5.00
1981 21 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 3B 5 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 2.80
1981 21 Tidewater IL AAA NYM SS 6 27 5 21 1 4 .963 4.33
1981 21 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 11 57.0 37 14 21 2 2 .946 5.53 3.18
1981 21 NYM NL MLB NYM 3B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1982 22 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 88 586.0 385 169 202 14 30 .964 5.70 4.22
1982 22 NYM NL MLB NYM 3B 6 32.0 13 4 7 2 0 .846 3.09 1.83
1982 22 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1983 23 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 2B 85 397 154 233 10 51 .975 4.55
1983 23 Tidewater IL AAA NYM 3B 4 10 3 6 1 1 .900 2.25
1983 23 Tidewater IL AAA NYM SS 12 59 18 39 2 13 .966 4.75
1983 23 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 14 45.0 23 11 12 0 2 1.000 4.60 1.64
1983 23 NYM NL MLB NYM 3B 2 18.0 10 5 3 2 0 .800 4.00 4.00
1984 24 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 115 915.0 522 218 294 10 72 .981 5.04 4.45
1984 24 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 8 32.0 17 5 12 0 1 1.000 4.78 2.13
1985 25 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 140 1128.0 649 272 370 7 76 .989 5.12 4.59
1985 25 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 1 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
1986 26 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 113 848.0 493 186 290 17 56 .966 5.05 4.21
1987 27 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 87 655.0 347 131 210 6 44 .983 4.69 3.92
1988 28 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 92 708.0 351 128 219 4 36 .989 4.41 3.77
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1989 29 MIN AL MLB MIN 2B 84 656.0 339 146 187 6 37 .982 4.57 3.96
1990 30 PIT NL MLB PIT 2B 15 106.0 54 22 32 0 5 1.000 4.58 3.60
1990 30 PIT NL MLB PIT 3B 71 519.0 150 34 104 12 5 .920 2.39 1.94
1991 31 PHI NL MLB PHI 2B 36 222.0 104 50 52 2 12 .981 4.14 2.83
1991 31 PHI NL MLB PHI 3B 20 123.0 33 4 27 2 1 .939 2.27 1.55
1992 32 PHI NL MLB PHI 2B 10 36.0 31 10 20 1 4 .968 7.50 3.00
1992 32 PHI NL MLB PHI 3B 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1993 33 SEA AL MLB SEA 2B 1 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.00
1993 33 SEA AL MLB SEA 3B 9 62.0 21 4 14 3 0 .857 2.61 2.00
MLB (14 seasons) MLB 2B 826 6131.0 3427 1405 1953 69 383 .980 4.93 4.07
MLB (7 seasons) MLB 3B 111 756.0 227 51 155 21 6 .907 2.45 1.86
MLB (4 seasons) MLB SS 18 102.0 45 20 24 1 5 .978 3.88 2.44
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 2B 195 917 378 511 28 96 .969 4.56
Minors (3 seasons) Minors 3B 10 26 8 17 1 1 .962 2.50
Minors (6 seasons) Minors SS 336 1468 520 861 87 147 .941 4.11
All Levels (15 Seasons) 2B 1021 6131.0 4344 1783 2464 97 479 .978 4.93 4.16
All Levels (8 Seasons) 3B 121 756.0 253 59 172 22 7 .913 2.45 1.91
All Levels (9 Seasons) SS 354 102.0 1513 540 885 88 152 .942 3.88 4.03
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

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
2014 54 Las Vegas PCL AAA NYM 1 of 1 144 81 63 .563
13 Seasons 1539 798 741 .519
Ind (4 seasons) 335 161 174 .481
AA (3 seasons) 418 217 201 .519
AAA (3 seasons) 431 229 202 .531
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
1977 17 Little Falls Mets New York-Pennsylvania League A-
1978 18 Lynchburg Mets Carolina League A
1979 19 Jackson Mets Texas League AA
1980 20 Tidewater Tides International League AAA
1980 20 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1980-09-02 1980-10-05
1981 21 Tidewater Tides International League AAA
1981 21 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1981-04-12 1981-06-06
1982 22 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1982-04-08 1982-08-13
1983 23 Tidewater Tides International League AAA
1983 23 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1983-04-05 1983-10-02
1984 24 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1984-04-02 1984-09-29
1985 25 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1985-04-09 1985-10-05
1986 26 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1986-04-08 1986-10-05
1987 27 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1987-04-07 1987-09-15
1988 28 New York Mets National League MLB 1 1988-04-06 1988-10-01
1989 29 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1989-04-04 1989-09-29
1990 30 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 1 1990-04-09 1990-10-02
1991 31 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-04
1992 32 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 1992-04-08 1992-08-04
1993 33 Seattle Mariners American League MLB 1 1993-04-09 1993-05-14

Sabr ID: 5e71eb53

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