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Mets | Wally Backman to return as Triple-A manager

Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:11:51 -0700

Wally Backman, who served as the manager of the New York Mets' Triple-A Las Vegas farm team last season, is expected to return to the organization in the same role next year, according to a baseball insider. No other organizations have asked to speak with Backman regarding a managerial or coaching vacancy.

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Mets | Wally Backman changes number to honor Gary Carter

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:48:48 -0800

Triple-A Buffalo manager Wally Backman announced Saturday, Feb. 18, that he will change his number to '8' this season to honor the late Hall of Famer and former New York Mets teammate Gary Carter.

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Mets | Wally Backman tabbed as Triple-A manager

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 22:53:26 -0800

The New York Mets hired Wally Backman as the manager of their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo Thursday, Nov. 17. He has nine seasons of managerial experience, and two with the Mets organization.

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Mets | Wally Backman agrees to manage Triple-A farm team

Sun, 06 Nov 2011 11:14:15 -0800

Wally Backman has agreed to manage Triple-A Buffalo in the New York Mets' organization for the 2012 season, in the hopes that he will be next in line to become the manager of the parent club if Terry Collins leaves. Backman had been offered a job on the coaching staff of the Washington Nationals by manager Davey Johnson.

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Nationals | Wally Backman could come aboard

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:47:09 -0700

The Washington Nationals may hire New York Mets Triple-A Buffalo manager Wally Backman as a major league coach.

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Mets | Mookie Wilson done for season

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 06:13:04 -0700

New York Mets first base coach Mookie Wilson left the team for the remainder of the season following the death of his sister. Wally Backman is coaching in his place.

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Mets | Two hired

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:18:09 -0800

The New York Mets named Wally Backman the manager of Double-A Binghamton and former RP Marc Valdes the pitching coach of Double-A Binghamton, USAToday.com reports.

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Mets | Could name manager this weekend

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 20:31:41 -0800

The New York Mets are hoping to name their new manager as early as Sunday, Nov. 21, according to The Associated Press. Bob Melvin, Chip Hale, Wally Backman and Terry Collins are the finalists for the job.

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Mets | More managerial interviews this week

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:34:58 -0800

The New York Mets plan to interview Bob Melvin and Chip Hale Wednesday, Nov. 17, followed by Terry Collins and Wally Backman Thursday, Nov. 18, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. The team is expected to name their new manager before Thanksgiving.

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Mets | Doc Gooden endorses Wally Backman for manager

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 04:22:19 -0800

Former New York Mets SP Dwight "Doc" Gooden has backed Wally Backman, a former second baseman for the club, to become its next manager, according to The New York Post's Dan Martin. "I think he would be a great manager for them," Gooden said. "I remember when we played together, he was totally locked into the game and knew the game."

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