June 11, 1865|
New York, New York
|Died: October 14, 1952
St. Paul, Minnesota
|September 27, 1888, for the Washington Nationals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 11, 1889, for the Washington Nationals|
James M. Banning (June 11, 1865 – October 14, 1952) was a catcher in Major League Baseball in the 19th century. He played for the Washington Nationals of the National League. He appeared in one game in 1888 and two games in 1889 for the Nationals. Banning's minor league career included stints with the Fargo, ND teams of the Red River Valley League in both the 1887 and 1897 seasons. He also appeared in a 25-inning contest for Fargo against Grand Forks, ND in 1891.
- "Divorcees and Cranks: Early Baseball in Fargo and the Red River Valley League". Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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