Highly touted in college, Bannister was the Phillies' first-round pick in the 1973
draft. Although versatile (he played every position but pitcher and catcher) he never
lived up to his college raves and was rarely a regular. Only once, as the 1977 White
Sox' shortstop, did he play in over 100 games at a position, and then he led all
AL shortstops in errors (40).