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Happy birthday, Floyd Bannister

Happy birthday to former Ranger (and former #1 overall pick) Floyd Bannister.  I'm pretty sure he is the only #1 overall draft pick from Pierre, South Dakota.  Bannister is 53 today.

Bannister spent most of his career with the M's and Astros, being a mild disappointment for a #1 overall draftee. And he spent his final season (1992) in the Rangers bullpen, not pitching well.  That Ranger team included such immortals as Mario Diaz, Ray Stephens, Edwin Nunez, Mike Campbell, Steve Fireovid, Russ McGinnis, and the Doug Davis Who Wasn't A Pitcher.


He's also the father of current Royals starter Brian Bannister.