46. Wally Backman
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 22, 1959 in Hillsboro, OR USA
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 02, 1980
  • Final Game: May 14, 1993
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A member of the 1986 World Series Championship Team, Wally Backman was a “spark plug” of the squad.  A very popular player amongst the Mets fans, Backman would secure 670 Hits for the franchise.  He would also swipe over 100 bases as a Met.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 16th Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/7/77.
  • Departed: Traded to the Minnesota Twins with Mike Santiago for Jeff Bumgarner, Steve Gasser and Toby Nivens 12/7/88.
  • Games Played: 765
  • Notable Statistics: 359 Runs Scored
    670 Hits
    95 Doubles
    14 Triples
    7 Home Runs
    165 RBI
    106 Stolen Bases
    .283/.353/.344 Slash Line
    13.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1986)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (1985)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Basemen (1985)
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