Floyd Bannister - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Jun 1, 1976:1. Drafted Floyd Bannister(P) (#1 pick overall) in 1976 Summer Draft
Dec 8, 1978:Traded Floyd Bannister(P) to Sea-A for Craig Reynolds(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Jun 8, 1976:With the overall first pick in the baseball draft, Houston chooses lefthanded pitcher Floyd Bannister of Arizona State University. Rushed to the majors the next year, Bannister is 11-18 in two seasons with the Astros. On the field, Larry Dierker blanks St. Louis on a five-hitter, 2-0.
Jun 29, 1978:Luis Pujols knows how to make an entrance. Called up from the minors, the catcher is dropped by helicopter into the Dome parking lot because of area flooding. He arrives in time to catch Floyd Bannister's four-hit shutout of the Reds. Pujols does not get a hit but he scores in the 5-0 whitewash.
Dec 8, 1978:Lefthander Floyd Bannister is traded to Seattle for shortstop Craig Reynolds. An All-Star in Seattle, Reynolds would become an All-Star again the next year before settling into a long career in his hometown.