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Backman done in by legal troubles

Updated: November 5, 2004, 10:30 PM ET
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PHOENIX -- Just four days after he was introduced as Arizona Diamondbacks manager, Wally Backman was fired Friday following revelations he was arrested twice and struggled with financial problems.

Former Seattle manager Bob Melvin will replace Backman. Melvin, fired by the Mariners the day after the season ended, was Bob Brenly's bench coach on Arizona's World Series championship team of 2001. He gets a two-year contract with club options.

Arizona's management had been ...

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