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Wally Backman #1AW-1WS-1

+ Played in Major Leagues 1980-1993

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Biography Data
Positions: 2B-1021, SS-292, 3B-120, DH-1
Proper Name: Walter Wayne Backman
Born: September 22, 1959 (58.081)
Place Hillsboro, Oregon
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 168 Bats/Throws: Switch-Right
High School: Aloha (Aloha,OR)
Drafted: 1977 -- 1st round (16th overall) by New York Mets (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:September 2,1980 (20.346)
TBC Player ID:8350
Career Activity
Organizations:NYN, MIN, PIT, PHI, SEA
Signed by:Marvin Scott

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  • Salary Information
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Released by Mariners.
    Signed as Free Agent by Mariners.
    Released by Braves.
    Signed as Free Agent by Braves.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Signed as Free Agent by Phillies.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Signed as Free Agent by Pirates.
    Granted Free Agency.
    Traded by Mets with Mike Santiago to Twins for Toby Nivens, Steve Gasser and Jeff Bumgarner.
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by New York Mets in 1st round (16th overall) of 1977 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    1993Seattle Mariners$ 109,000757330$ 109,000$ 968,431
    1992Philadelphia Phillies$ 650,0003181361$ 109,000$ 962,245
    1991Philadelphia Phillies$ 650,0002891159$ 100,000$ 742,231
    1990Pittsburgh Pirates$ 400,0003371752$ 100,000$ 515,727
    1989Minnesota Twins$ 750,000175779$ 62,500$ 429,802
    1988New York Mets$ 650,0001731076$ 62,500$ 392,107
    1987New York Mets$ 550,0001901174$ 60,000$ 344,906
    1986New York Mets$ 325,0003281454$ 60,000$ 386,347
    1985New York Mets$ 200,0004021734$ 60,000$ 370,780

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