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Wally Backman is introduced Nov. 17 as the

Wally Backman is introduced Nov. 17 as the new manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Former Mets second baseman Wally Backman is the new manager of their Class A affiliate Brooklyn Cyclones.

Wally Backman is introduced Nov. 17 as the
Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Wally Backman is introduced Nov. 17 as the new manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman
Credit: AP Photo

Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman talks during a news conference after his introduction as manager of the New York Mets' Brooklyn Cyclones farm team in the New York-Penn League on Nov. 17, 2009.

Former Mets infielder and 1986 World Series championship
Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Former Mets infielder and 1986 World Series championship team member Wally Backman at the Cyclones stadium in Brooklyn. (Nov. 17, 200)

Former Mets second baseman Wally Backman poses during
Credit: AP Photo

Former Mets second baseman Wally Backman poses during a news conference after his introduction as manager of the New York Mets' Brooklyn Cyclones farm team in the New York-Penn League on Nov. 17, 2009.

Former Mets infielder and 1986 World Series champion
Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Former Mets infielder and 1986 World Series champion Wally Backman poses for photos at the Cyclones' stadium in Brooklyn after being hired as their new manager.

Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman
Credit: AP Photo

Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman talks during a news conference after his introduction as manager of the New York Mets' Brooklyn Cyclones farm team in the New York-Penn League on Nov. 17, 2009.

Former Mets second baseman Wally Backman talks during
Credit: AP Photo

Former Mets second baseman Wally Backman talks during a news conference after his introduction as manager of the Mets' Brooklyn Cyclones farm team in the New York-Penn League on Nov. 17, 2009. Backman, who spent nine of 14 major league seasons with the Mets, managed the Arizona Diamondbacks in November 2004 and was fired four days later. He also managed the South Georgia Peanuts of the independent South Coast League in 2007.

Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman
Credit: AP

Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman smiles during a news conference after his introduction as the new manager of the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team on Nov. 17, 2009.

Wally Backman will be managing the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Credit: AP

Wally Backman will be managing the Brooklyn Cyclones. (November 1, 2004)

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