Backman to speak at Mohawks event

AMSTERDAM – Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman will serve as the keynote speaker at the Feb. 1 Amsterdam Baseball/Mohawks Baseball Hall of Fame Dinner. The seventh annual event will take place at St. Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam and is expected to draw a large crowd.

Tickets to the event are available for $45 and include dinner. A cocktail hour will also be held prior to the event where Backman will be available for autographs.

Tables of 10 are available for $400, while a table of eight is available for $320.

General admission seating, which does not include dinner, will cost $25.

For tickets or sponsorship opportunities (which include VIP time with Backman), contact the Amsterdam Mohawks at 320-4868 or