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Willie Anthony Banks (born February 27, 1969) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox.

Willie Banks
Pitcher
Born: (1969-02-27) February 27, 1969 (age 50)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 31, 1991, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 2002, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record33–39
Earned run average4.75
Strikeouts428
Teams

At St. Anthony's High School, he twice struck out 19 batters in a seven inning game.[1]

Banks was a member of the 1991 World Series champion Minnesota Twins and the 1995 National League Western Division champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

In nine seasons he had a 33-39 record over 181 games, with 84 games started, 1 complete game, 1 shutout, 40 games finished, 2 saves, 610 ⅓ innings pitched, 632 hits allowed, 370 runs allowed, 322 earned runs allowed, 65 home runs allowed, 302 walks allowed, 428 strikeouts, 15 hit batsmen, 41 wild pitches, 2,717 batters faced, 16 intentional walks, 10 balks and a 4.75 ERA.

Willie is now part of the Toms River Sports Academy (TRSA) in Toms River. He has been instructing and coaching young athletes for the past 8 years. Willie offers individual or groups lessons at the Sports Academy. He has also been instrumental in assisting the TRSA coaching staff to bring 8 teams to championships, winning 6 of the 8 within a 6 year period.

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "1992 Upper Deck baseball card # 14".