Ducks' Backman enjoyed Mets' Old-Timer's Day

He played nine seasons with the Mets, won a World Series in 1986 and got a big ovation from the fans.

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Time is running out for the Ducks to make playoffs

They are 5 games behind Kentucky for the first, and only wild-card spot with 21 games left.

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Ford homers twice, three Ducks ejected in loss

Manager Wally Backman, starting pitcher Joe Iorio and catcher Joe DeCarlo were all thrown out by plate umpire Derrick Brooks.

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Duck tales: Caulfield impressive in leadoff spot

Shortstop is a former Washington Nationals minor leaguer.

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Longtime Ducks pitcher Iorio ready to 'get on with his life'

Goes out after allowing two runs and four hits in seven innings for a victory over Staten Island.

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Duck tales: Alfonzo is back managing in the Atlantic League

Former Met is in charge of the Staten Island FerryHawks and loves to spread his knowledge.

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Ducks' Mazzilli says father Lee, Backman are one and the same

The synergy between the two elder figures — both former Mets trying to guide the next generation — showed itself during a recent slump for the younger Mazzilli.

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100-year-old World War II veteran throws out first pitch at Ducks' ballpark

Henry Levy of Port Jefferson Station makes toss to son Cory, a member of Men's Senior Baseball League. 

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Ducks still expect playoffs after disappointing first half

"I think everybody in the clubhouse knows that we have a very good lineup and a very good pitching staff," Dustin Woodcock said.

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Parry fares well in first Ducks start since May 4

Lefthander allowed one run and three hits and struck out three in 2 2/3 innings.

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Ducks' Sam Travis more disciplined at plate now

"I feel like I'm chasing a lot less," the first baseman said.

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Tarpley has reinvented himself on the mound with Ducks

Lefty starter, who was a reliever with the Yankees, Mets and Marlins, has a scoreless streak of 20 innings.

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Ducks will get to enjoy home cooking until July 8

Started a 10-game homestand on Friday night with a victory over Wild Heath.

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Ducks the latest chapter on Dustin Woodcock

The book on Woodcock was bit of a mystery. That was a challenge for Ducks manager Wally Backman, who couldn't completely devote an everyday spot to the outfielder until he knew a little more about what he was getting into.

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Ducks' Ford returns to field, looking to contribute at plate

Ducks manager Wally Backman said Ford will have a larger role in the second half, when the Ducks are likely to make a more serious playoff push than they are in the final few weeks of the first half.

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Ducks closer Webb not getting many save opportunities

Slow start to season has manager Wally Backman using the former Yankee in non-save situations.

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Kelsie Whitmore scores run for FerryHawks in game against Ducks

Whitmore has played in seven games and has scored two runs.

'Bored' De Aza joins Ducks for love of game

Former Mets outfielder drove 11 1/2 hours from Miami to join team in Lancaster last week.

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Joe DeCarlo is catching a hot streak for the Ducks

But the 10-year veteran knows the torrid start will eventually slow.

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Ducks lefty Bennett Parry needed to get right back to baseball

Retirement didn't last long: "I started to really miss it. I stated training again, trying to see if there was anything left in the tank. I felt good, hit up (Ducks president/general manager Michael) Pfaff, and luckily they had me back." 

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Pen doesn't do job as Ducks lose season opener

Frank Moscatiello and Chad Hockin totaled four walks in eighth inning of loss.

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Ducks' Ford, 45, still enjoys playing 

Ford, who is on the disabled list, needs 129 hits to set Atlantic League record.

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Ducks pitchers bringing heat in pursuit of title

Ex-major leaguers Brett Kennedy, Akeel Morris and Tyler Webb approach 95 MPH. 

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From L.A. to CI: Ducks' tryout attracts talent from near and very far

Malcolm Smith, 25, took flights from Los Angeles to St. Louis to Baltimore to Islip and an Uber to go to Fairfield Properties Ballpark.

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Alfonzo named manager of Staten Island team in Atlantic League

Another former Met — and another fan favorite, at that — will be leading an...

Wally Backman, Lew Ford return to Ducks' dugout for 2022

The Ducks will also bring back Rick Tomlin as pitching coach. Tomlin served in that role for the last three months of the 2019 season after former-Met Ed Lynch left the team in late June.

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Former Ducks player Kimera Bartee dies at 49

The former major leaguer, who played for the Ducks in 2003 and 2004, was a key member of the 2004 team that brought the franchise its first Atlantic League Championship.

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Ducks dethroned by Lexington in four games

13-2 Game 4 win by Legends means there will be no successful championship defense by the Ducks.

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Ducks pushed to brink again after loss to Lexington

The Legends lead the best-of-five Atlantic League Championship Series, 2-1.

Powell's leadoff home run gets Ducks going in Game 2 victory

After taking 4-0 lead, Legends score four in second and three in third to make it 7-5, but Shaw and Mazzilli help Ducks go back in front.

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Ducks fall in Game 1 of Atlantic League Championship Series

Saturday's afternoon Game 2 is Ducks' last home game or the year, win or lose.

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Ducks advance to Atlantic League Championship Series

The Ducks will host Lexington on Friday as they seek their fifth Atlantic League title.

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Harkin helps Ducks stave off elimination with shutout of Blue Crabs

The Ducks starter pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed four hits, and struck out six.

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Ducks a loss away from elimination after Game 1 defeat

The Ducks now travel to Southern Maryland for the final two scheduled games in the best-of-three series for the Atlantic League's North Division Championship Series.

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Ducks respond to Backman's wake-up call

Team won four straight, scoring 25 runs heading into Sunday's  game.

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Ducks' losing streak at 5 with playoffs looming

Manager Wally Backman is bringing the team in Monday afternoon for a workout on their final off day of the regular season.

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How Ken Ray's phone call changed Ducks history

Ray told Lew Ford he should look into coming to Long Island to play for the Ducks.

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Ducks' Backman still wants to win second-half title

The first round of the playoffs doesn't start until Oct. 11, and the Ducks have a 3.5-game lead over Southern Maryland in the second-half standings.

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Ducks' Vogel has designs to get two rings this fall

Newly-acquired reliever from Medford will marry his college sweetheart in two weeks, and he hopes to cap it off with an Atlantic League championship ring.

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Suddenly, the Ducks have found winning ways again

After a ho-hum start to the second half, they entered play Saturday winning six straight and seven of eight to climb above .500 and into a tie for first in the North Division second-half standings.

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Ducks' Giardina going out on his own terms

Catcher was close to retirement after six minor league seasons in Atlanta organization, but didn't want to end it on an injury.

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LIer DeSanti's dreams of being drafted crushed by COVID-19

The 2020 draft was shortened by the pandemic to five rounds instead of the usual 40, but after a successful stint in the MLB Draft League, the St. Dominic alum signed with the Ducks.

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Atlantic League announces new Staten Island team

The Yankees are still part of the ownership group, which includes John Catsimatidis of WABC.

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Ducks' Fields overcomes time away and a rough start

He was named Atlantic League Player of the Month for July after hitting .417 with three home runs and 21 RBIs in 22 games.

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Mazzilli, Bottari help Ducks snap three-game skid

Mazzilli went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs and Wading River-native Nick Bottari sparked a seven-run second with an RBI-double to deep right to put the Ducks ahead 2-1.

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Ducks' Kelly felt strange being at Olympics without fans

Former Met utility player was on Team Israel.

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Grand experiment hasn't really affected game, yet

The pitching rubber has been moved back a foot for the second half of the Atlantic League season, which should create more contact.

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Having playoff berth, Ducks can party like it's 2019

The dominant Ducks — the team that breezed to an Atlantic League championship two years ago — reappeared in mid-July and clinched another first half division title.

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Ducks fail to clinch first-half title as win streak ends at 12

The Ducks had the potential tying run thrown out at the plate for the second out in the ninth when Steve Lombardozzi could not get under the catcher's tag after a ground ball by Deibinson Romero.

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Ford believes this will be last season with Ducks

Soon to be 45-year-old played six seasons with Twins and Orioles, and is in 11th season with Ducks.

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