Edward Norman Bane
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 160 lb.
- School Arizona State University
- High School Westminster (CA) High School
- Debut July 4, 1973
- Final Game September 12, 1976
- Born March 22, 1952 in Chicago, IL USA
Eddie Bane played for Team USA when they won the Silver Medal in the 1971 Pan American Games. He was a star pitcher for the Arizona State Sun Devils in the early 1970s, including the 1972 team that lost a heartbreaking final round game to USC 1-0 in the 1972 College World Series. Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round of the 1973 amateur draft, Bane made his pro debut at the big league level. He eventually developed arm trouble and pitched in only 44 major league games with a 7-13 record. He pitched in AAA (but never below the AAA level) through 1980.
Bane was the pitching coach for the Lethbridge Dodgers in 1983 and managed the Batavia Trojans in 1984 and 1985. He scouted for the Cleveland Indians (1984-1987) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1988-1998). Bane then was special assistant to the GM of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1999 to 2003, and was Scouting Director of the Los Angeles Angels from 2004 to 2010. He moved to the Detroit Tigers as a major league scout in 2011. As of 2013, Bane is Special Assistant, Player Personnel for the Boston Red Sox.
His son Jaymie Bane pitched in the minors then became a scout.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1984||Batavia Trojans||New York-Penn League||41-35||4th||Cleveland Indians|
|1985||Batavia Trojans||New York-Penn League||33-45||10th||Cleveland Indians|