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D-Backs didn't do financial, criminal background check

Updated: November 3, 2004, 11:23 AM ET
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PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks manager Wally Backman will keep his new job despite revelations of two arrests and financial problems in his past.

"I've made a few mistakes in my life, and I think everybody has," Backman told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. "It's a matter of whether you learn from your mistakes and move on. That's what I'm doing."

The Diamondbacks were unaware of his problems until they surfaced in a New York Times story on Tuesday. Backman ...

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