- Floyd Bannister
Infobox MLB retired
birthdate=birth date and age|1955|6|10
Earned run average
Chicago White Sox(by|1983-by|1987)
Kansas City Royals(by|1988-by|1989)
* Yakult Swallows (by|1990)
* California Angels (by|1991)
* Texas Rangers (by|1992)
* All-Star selection (1982)
Floyd Franklin Bannister (born
June 10, 1955in Pierre, South Dakota) is a former left-handed pitcherin Major League Baseballwho pitched for the Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, and the California Angels. He attended Arizona State Universityand was known for striking out a few hitters in his time, amassing 1723 over his career, an average of 147 a year. His career high was 209 strikeouts in 1982. Drafted by the Houston Astros, first overall pick of the 1976 amateur draft.
In a 15-year career, Bannister compiled a 134-143 record, with a 4.06 ERA in 431 games (363 starts). He had 62
complete games in his career, along with 16 shutouts. Bannister also played in the 1982 All-Star Game.
Armed with a strong fastball, an excellent slider, and above average curveball, Bannister recorded an average of 6.49 strikeouts per nine innings in his career, but was also shuffled between six different teams in his 15 year career. He gave up more than 30 home runs in four different seasons and was followed by criticism for a reluctance to move hitters off the plate by pitching inside.
Brian Bannister, made his first Major League start on April 5, 2006 for the New York Metsand is currently pitching with the Kansas City Royals.
List of Major League Baseball strikeout champions
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