William Jeremiah Kane
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut May 2, 1890
- Final Game June 25, 1890
- Born April 4, 1866 in Collinsville, IL USA
- Died June 16, 1949 in East St. Louis, IL USA
"Jerry is an excellent back stop, a good thrower and a tricky player, and quite a nice hitter in the bargain." - Sporting Life, July 24, 1889, about Jerry Kane's work at Galveston
Jerry Kane played in the majors in 1890.
Much later, managed two different teams nicknamed "Miners": the Butte Miners in the 1903 Pacific National League. whom Kane managed the first part of that season. The team went on to win the league title under another manager. In 1912 and again in 1914 Kane managed the McAlester Miners. The 1912 team was in the Oklahoma State League which disbanded in June with the team in 5th place. He began the 1914 season as the manager of another team called the McAlester Miners, this time as an entrant in the Western Association. He also owned 45% of the team.