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Backman hopes for second shot at bigs

Now managing in Brooklyn, former Met happy to be with 'family' again

Updated: June 27, 2010, 7:52 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

BROOKLYN -- Nearly a decade ago, Brooklyn got a second chance at hosting a professional baseball team when the Cyclones were born.

Now, as the team celebrates its 10th season in Coney Island, its manager is getting a second chance, too.

Wally Backman, who played for the New York Mets from 1980 to 1988 and was a key cog in their 1986 World Series championship team, is the new skipper of the Cyclones, the Mets' short-season Class A squad. The Cyclones ran their record to ...

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