Eddie Bane

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Eddie Bane
Pitcher
Born: (1952-03-22)March 22, 1952
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
Career statistics
Win–loss record 7–13
Earned run average 4.66
Strikeouts 80
Teams

Edward Norman Bane (born March 22, 1952) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and executive. He played from 1973 to 1976 with the Minnesota Twins.

Bane attended Arizona State University, where he pitched on the school's baseball team. 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[2]

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.[4]

He is the brother of Dan Bane, the CEO of the retailer Trader Joe's, and his son Jamie is a professional-level scout with the Red Sox. Bane is a fan of author Vince Flynn saying, "Vince could write a coloring book and I would read it." [5]

References[edit]

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

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