Ex-Mets 2nd baseman Wally Backman arrested over 'domestic incident' on Long Island

David Caplan
August 30, 2019 - 2:15 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Former Mets second baseman Wally Backman, was arrested Friday on Long Island following a domestic incident with a woman, officials said.

Police in Riverhead in Suffolk County responded to a call of a domestic dispute at a home there at 7:42 a.m., police chief David Hegermiller said.

Backman, also the Long Island Ducks manager, was arrested on charges of second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

The 59-year-old -- who played for the Mets from 1980 to 1988, including the 1986 World Series -- was arraigned in a Riverhead court and released on his own recognizance.

He is due back in court Sept. 22.

The Long Island Ducks general manager Michael Pfaff said in a statement, "We are aware of the incident involving Wally and are in the process of gathering information. We will have no further comment at this time."

Neither Backman nor his attorney have commented yet.