Wally Backman

Second Base

1980—1993

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Player LeveL
Regular
All-time rank
NR
Second Base RANK
NR

Player Detail

Walter Wayne
GIVEN NAME
Backman
SURNAME
September 22, 1959, in Hillsboro, OR
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1980—1993
Playing Career
Played from 20-33
PLAYING AGE
New York Mets
Minnesota Twins
Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Phillies
Seattle Mariners
Teams Played For
Second Base
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Mets
PRIMARY TEAM
NONE
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
NA
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 160
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 2, 1980
Major League Debut
May 14, 1993
FINAL GAME

40

HITTING

30

POWER

60

RUNNING

60

FIELDING

50

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Only Felix Millan played more games at second base for the New York Mets than Wally Backman.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
1102
893
10
240
.275

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.275
.349
.339

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.687
.690
99.9

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
13.1
58.2

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Wally Backman Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Backman
525
144
78
22
3
2
39
60
78
19
178
205
.275
.349
.339
687
AVG 2B
534
140
68
24
4
7
59
52
73
17
193
195
.263
.329
.361
.690

Wally Backman Rankings

AT Second Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
166
NR
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Second Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Wally Backman PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
13.1
13.2
10.4
8.5
1.92
70.8
45.6
33.2
22.8
5.19
BLUE = Wally Backman
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
104.1
104.8
UNK
67.5
15.3
352.5
203.1
147.5
97.5
26.2
BLUE = Wally Backman
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 2B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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