Former Mets second baseman and first-year Long Island Ducks manager Wally Backman was reportedly arrested Friday morning in Riverdale, N.Y.
Riverdale Police Chief David Hegermiller said Backman was arrested on charges of second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief after authorities responded to a domestic dispute report at 7:42 a.m., according to Newsday.
Newsday reported that the 59-year-old Backman was arraigned in Riverhead court and released on his own recognizance. He returns to court Sept. 22.
The Long Island Ducks said in a statement: "We are aware of the incident and in the process of gathering information."
After a 14-year career in the MLB that featured his first nine seasons with the Mets (1980-88), including New York's 1986 World Series title team, Backman transitioned to coaching in 1997 and eventually returned to the organization in 2010.
He started as manager of Short-Season A Brooklyn for a year, subsequently spending the next season with the Double-A Binghamton and then the next four in Triple-A Las Vegas.