Willie Banks
Born: (1969-02-27) February 27, 1969 (age 53)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: July 31, 1991, for the Minnesota Twins
NPB: April 4, 1999, for the Orix Blue Wave
Last appearance
NPB: October 10, 1999, for the Orix Blue Wave
MLB: September 26, 2002, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record33–39
Earned run average4.75
NPB statistics
Win–loss record3–3
Earned run average3.94

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.

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.

Banks missed the entire 1996 season following shoulder surgery necessitated by a nerve condition.[2]

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+13 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.


  1. ^ Araton, Harvey (1991-08-01). "BASEBALL; Jersey City Rookie Joins Twins". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-03-18.
  2. ^ Olney, Buster (24 February 1998). "BASEBALL; Yanks Have 2 Plan B's Should Starters Falter". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2022.