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31. Wally Backman

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One of the sparkplugs of the '86 Mets, Backman split time at second with Tim Teufel and hit .320 in the regular season and .333 in the Series. He feuded at times with opponents and teammates; Darryl Strawberry famously called him "that little redneck."