Eddie Bane

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Edward Norman Bane

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Biographical Information[edit]

Eddie Bane played for Team USA when they won Silver in the 1971 Pan American Games. He was a star pitcher for Arizona State 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 only 44 major league games with a 7-13 record. He hung around 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 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[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1984 Batavia Trojans New York-Penn League 41-35 4th Cleveland Indians
1985 Batavia Trojans New York-Penn League 33-45 10th Cleveland Indians

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