Eddie Bane
Born: (1952-03-22) March 22, 1952 (age 70)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right
Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 4, 1973, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 12, 1976, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record7–13
Earned run average4.66

Edward Norman Bane (born March 22, 1952) is a former professional baseball pitcher and executive, who played from 1973 to 1976 for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Bane attended Westminster High School then Arizona State University, where he pitched on the school's baseball team. He represented the United States at the 1971 Pan American Games, where he won a silver medal.[1] He was named to the 1973 College Baseball All-America Team and was elected to the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. He was a first-round selection in the 1973 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He made his professional debut on July 4 with the Twins without spending any time in the minor leagues. That season, he pitched in 23 games, winning none and losing five.[3] He also spent parts of 1975 and 1976 with the Twins. He made his final major league appearance on September 12, 1976.

From 1974 to 1977, he primarily played for the Tacoma Twins, the team's AAA minor league affiliate. He played in the minor leagues until 1980, winning 49 career games at that level.[4]

He had a career Major League win–loss record of 7–13 with a 4.66 earned run average in 44 appearances and 168 innings pitched, allowing 182 hits and 84 bases on balls. He also notched 80 strikeouts, two saves and one complete game.[3]

Bane has held several positions since retiring as a player, including special assistant to the GM for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1999–2003), and scouting director for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004–2010). He is currently serving as the special assistant to the general manager with the Boston Red Sox, appointed on October 3, 2012.[5]

He was awarded the George Genovese Lifetime Achievement Award in Scouting on January 14, 2017.

He is the brother of Dan Bane, the CEO of the retailer Trader Joe's, and his son Jaymie is a major league scout with the Red Sox. His daughter, Veronica is a novelist with two novellas created for young adults. Bane is a fan of author Vince Flynn saying, "Vince could write a coloring book and I would read it."[6]


  1. ^ "1971 Pan American Games (Rosters)". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bane thinks he'll make it as a pro". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. AP. July 19, 1973. p. 4D. Retrieved June 7, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Eddie Bane Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC.
  4. ^ "Eddie Bane Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC.
  5. ^ "Red Sox name Eddie Bane a special assistant". Boston.com. October 3, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  6. ^ "What's Your Story: Eddie Bane". Vinceflynn.com. Retrieved December 1, 2013.