Edward Norman Bane (born March 22, 1952) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher from 1973 to 1976 with the Minnesota Twins. He is currently serving as the special assistant to the general manager with the Boston Red Sox, appointed on October 3, 2012.
Bane was a first round selection in the 1973 Major League Baseball Draft. 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.
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 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."