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
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.