Thursday, 18 February 2016
46 - Willie Banks
Front photo: Pitching photo.
Back photo: Pitching photo.
Better photo?: The partially open jersey makes me think that maybe he is endorsing a fresco company on it. But, it proably just says "Minnesota Twins".
Ties to my personal collections: Shares an "Idols" card from 1992 Pinnacle with Dwight Gooden.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 3
Wiki-facts: Nothing of note beyond baseball information.
Google it: 3 Willie Banks are on the first page. He's third behind a track and field athlete and a gospel musician.
How was his strike-shortened 1994? He went 8-12 with a 5.40 ERA with the Chicago Cubs.
Birthday boy: February 27, 1969. Nobody at any of the *-reference has that birthdate. The only people listed at wikipedia's Feb 27 page are author Stuart MacBride and Welsh rugby player Gareth Llewellyn.
Up Next: #47 - Bret Barberie