Wally Backman Stats

Wally Backman was born on Tuesday, September 22, 1959, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Backman was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1980, with the New York Mets. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Wally Backman baseball stats page.

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Wally Backman

Wally Backman Autograph on a 1990 Topps (#5T)

Wally Backman Autograph on a 1990 Topps (#5T)

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Birth Name:
Walter Wayne Backman
Nickname:
Cabbage Patch or Finster or Wally
Born On:
09-22-1959  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hillsboro, Oregon
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Aloha High School (Beaverton, OR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
09-02-1980 (Age 20)
Last Game:
05-14-1993
Draft:
1977 : 1st Round (16th)

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Wally Backman Pitching Stats

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Wally Backman Hitting Stats

1980 21 Mets 27 93 12 30 1 1 0 0 9 11 1 14 4 1 1 3 .323 .396 .355
1981 22 Mets 26 36 5 10 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 7 2 0 0 0 .278 .350 .333
1982 23 Mets 96 261 37 71 13 2 3 0 22 49 1 47 2 0 0 6 .272 .387 .372
1983 24 Mets 26 42 6 7 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 8 1 0 0 2 .167 .205 .214
1984 25 Mets 128 436 68 122 19 2 1 0 26 56 2 63 5 2 0 13 .280 .360 .339
1985 26 Mets 145 520 77 142 24 5 1 0 38 36 1 72 14 3 1 3 .273 .320 .344
1986 27 Mets 124 387 67 124 18 2 1 0 27 36 1 32 14 3 0 3 .320 .376 .385
1987 28 Mets 94 300 43 75 6 1 1 0 23 25 0 43 9 1 0 5 .250 .307 .287
1988 29 Mets 99 294 44 89 12 0 0 0 17 41 1 49 9 2 1 6 .303 .388 .344
1989 30 Twins 87 299 33 69 9 2 1 0 26 32 0 45 4 1 1 4 .231 .306 .284
1990 31 Pirates 104 315 62 92 21 3 2 0 28 42 1 53 0 3 1 5 .292 .374 .397
1991 32 Phillies 94 185 20 45 12 0 0 0 15 30 0 30 2 3 0 2 .243 .344 .308
1992 33 Phillies 42 48 6 13 1 0 0 0 6 6 1 9 1 0 0 3 .271 .352 .292
1993 34 Mariners 10 29 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 .138 .167 .138
14 Years 1,102 3,245 482 893 138 19 10 0 240 371 9 480 68 19 5 55 .275 .349 .339

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Wally Backman Fielding Stats

1980 Mets 2B 20 18 495 91 4.6 91 48 43 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.96
1980 Mets SS 8 8 198 27 3.4 26 14 12 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.55
1981 Mets 2B 11 5 171 37 3.4 35 14 21 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .946 5.53
1981 Mets 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1982 Mets 2B 88 69 1,758 385 4.4 371 169 202 14 30 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.70
1982 Mets 3B 6 4 96 13 2.2 11 4 7 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .846 3.09
1982 Mets SS 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1983 Mets 2B 14 3 134 23 1.6 23 11 12 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.63
1983 Mets 3B 2 2 54 10 5.0 8 5 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 4.00
1984 Mets 2B 115 108 2,744 522 4.5 512 218 294 10 72 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.04
1984 Mets SS 8 2 96 17 2.1 17 5 12 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.78
1985 Mets 2B 140 122 3,384 649 4.6 642 272 370 7 76 n/a n/a n/a .989 5.12
1985 Mets SS 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1986 Mets 2B 113 92 2,544 493 4.4 476 186 290 17 56 n/a n/a n/a .966 5.05
1987 Mets 2B 87 76 1,964 347 4.0 341 131 210 6 44 n/a n/a n/a .983 4.69
1988 Mets 2B 92 84 2,123 351 3.8 347 128 219 4 36 n/a n/a n/a .989 4.41
1989 Twins 2B 84 79 1,967 339 4.0 333 146 187 6 37 n/a n/a n/a .982 4.57
1990 Pirates 2B 15 14 318 54 3.6 54 22 32 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.58
1990 Pirates 3B 71 68 1,558 150 2.1 138 34 104 12 5 n/a n/a n/a .920 2.39
1991 Phillies 2B 36 23 666 104 2.9 102 50 52 2 12 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.14
1991 Phillies 3B 20 17 362 33 1.7 31 4 27 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .939 2.31
1992 Phillies 2B 10 3 108 31 3.1 30 10 20 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .968 7.50
1992 Phillies 3B 2 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1993 Mariners 2B 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1993 Mariners 3B 9 8 186 21 2.3 18 4 14 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 2.61
2B Totals 826 696 18,388 3,427 4.1 3,358 1,405 1,953 69 383 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.93
3B Totals 111 99 2,263 227 2.0 206 51 155 21 6 n/a n/a n/a .907 2.46
SS Totals 18 10 306 45 2.5 44 20 24 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .978 3.88
14 Years 955 805 20,957 3,699 3.9 3,608 1,476 2,132 91 394 n/a n/a n/a .975 4.65

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Wally Backman Miscellaneous Stats

1980 Mets 2 3 .400 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.6 10.3 - - -
1981 Mets 1 0 1.000 13 3 n/a 0.0 5.1 0.0 - - -
1982 Mets 8 7 .533 6 8 n/a 87.0 5.6 11.9 - - -
1983 Mets 0 0 .000 16 1 n/a 0.0 5.3 14.0 - - -
1984 Mets 32 9 .780 13 3 n/a 436.0 6.9 16.8 - - -
1985 Mets 30 12 .714 17 2 n/a 520.0 7.2 13.7 - - -
1986 Mets 13 7 .650 18 3 n/a 387.0 12.1 14.3 - - -
1987 Mets 11 3 .786 14 0 n/a 300.0 7.0 13.0 - - -
1988 Mets 9 5 .643 6 6 n/a 0.0 6.0 17.3 - - -
1989 Twins 1 1 .500 5 1 1 299.0 6.6 11.5 - - -
1990 Pirates 6 3 .667 20 0 n/a 157.5 5.9 11.3 - - -
1991 Phillies 3 2 .600 49 1 n/a 0.0 6.2 12.3 - - -
1992 Phillies 1 0 1.000 36 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 8.0 - - -
1993 Mariners 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 3.6 0.0 - - -
14 Years 117 52 .692 214 28 1 324.5 6.8 13.5 - - -

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Wally Backman Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1980 New York Mets 28 $30,000.00 - -
1981 New York Mets 6 $32,500.00 - -
1982 New York Mets 6 $33,500.00 - -
1983 New York Mets 6 Undetermined - -
1984 New York Mets 6 $93,000.00 - -
1985 New York Mets 6 $200,000.00 - -
1986 New York Mets 6 $325,000.00 - Stats
1987 New York Mets 6 $550,000.00 - -
1988 New York Mets 6 $650,000.00 - -
1989 Minnesota Twins 2 $750,000.00 - -
1990 Pittsburgh Pirates 19 $400,000.00 - -
1991 Philadelphia Phillies 6 $650,000.00 - -
1992 Philadelphia Phillies 6 $650,000.00 - -
1993 Seattle Mariners 22 Undetermined - -
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