Downs enters the coaching ranks after a 17-year pro-playing career, which includes three seasons at the Major League level.
Tag: Wally Backman
LI Ducks Bring Back Six-Year MLB Vet Steve Lombardozzi
The 32-year-old batted .262 with two home runs, 33 RBI, 36 runs, 72 hits, 13 doubles, two triples, and a .346 on-base percentage in 74 games with Long Island in 2019.
Ex-Phillie Brock Stassi Joins Long Island Ducks
Stassi first made "The Show" as a member of the Phillies, collecting his first major league hit, a solo homer, off of then-New York Met pitcher Addison Reed on April 10, 2017.
Former Cyclone Pitching Coach Rick Tomlin Joins Long Island Ducks
Tomlin coached under current Long Island manager Wally Backman in 2010 with the Cyclones, the Mets' short-season Single-A affiliate of the New York-Penn League (NYPL), helping the club reach the league finals.
Ex-Met Pitcher Jon Niese Joins LI Ducks After Team Selects Rights at Atlantic League’s Player Showcase
With Niese, the Ducks now have five ex-Mets on their roster -- three players (Niese, Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis) and two coaches (Wally Backman and Ed Lynch).
Brooklyn-Born, Former NY Met Ed Lynch to be Long Island Ducks Pitching Coach
Ed Lynch reunites with LI Ducks manager Wally Backman.
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