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Backman to serve 10 days for probation violation

Updated: December 3, 2004, 8:58 PM ET
Associated Press

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Fired Arizona Diamondbacks manager Wally Backman was sentenced to 10 days in jail Friday for violating his probation three years ago.

Backman was fired by Arizona last month just four days after he was hired. He was dismissed following revelations he had been arrested twice and struggled with financial problems.

Benton County District Judge Holly Hollenbeck could have ordered Backman to serve as much as 364 days for the probation violation. Instead, he ordered ...

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