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Position: SS/OF      Born: Sep 3, 1951      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

A first-round pick by the Phillies in 1973, Bannister was promoted the next year to the parent club and spent the next decade as a versatile utility player with the Phillies, White Sox and Indians. He was purchased by the Astros during spring training of the 1984 season and appeared in nine games, hitting .200, before he was traded in May to the Texas Rangers.