Jeff Banister Essentials
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 74 Weight: 200
Born: Wednesday, January 15, 1964 in Weatherford, OK USA
Died: in ,
Last Game: 7/23/1991
Full Name: Jeffery Todd Banister
Jeff Banister, pinch-hitter for the 1991 Pirates. He was a 25th round draft pick of the Pirates in 1986 who got his one moment in the sun for the Pirates on July 23, 1991. In the seventh inning of a 10-3 game with the Pirates ahead and at home, Jeff came to the plate for his Major League debut, batting for Doug Drabek. With one out and no one on, he hit a 1-1 pitch from veteran Dan Petry between shortstop and third base for his first big league hit, a single. Two batters later he was left stranded at first base, returning to the dugout. He never played another Major League game. Banister was injured in 1992, then played in Double-A in 1993, before taking a managerial position in the minors for the Pirates in 1994. He has spent 30 years with the Pirates system and is currently a Special Assistant on the Baseball Operations side.