Former Major League Baseball infielder and current independent league manager Wally Backman was arrested in Riverhead, New York Friday after an alleged domestic dispute.
Per USA Today's A.J. Perez, Backman was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor criminal mischief and harassment after police responded to a residence Friday morning.
Per ESPN.com, the woman said Backman pushed her against a wall, twisted her hand and took her phone away to prevent her from calling 911.
The 59-year-old was processed at Riverhead Police Department and later released on his own recognizance. ESPN added he's been ordered to stay away from the woman and will have a court appearance on Sept. 17.
Backman was named the manager of the Long Island Ducks in the Atlantic League in November 2018.