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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."