Angels Hire Bane As Scouting Director

October 3, 2003

The Anaheim Angels have hired Eddie Bane as their new scouting director.

Bane had been serving as a special assistant to the general manager for the Devil Rays for the past five seasons. He also had worked as a national cross checker and major league scout for the Dodgers for 11 years, and he also worked as a minor league manager and pitching coach for the Indians and Dodgers.

Bane made his name as a pitcher, as he jumped straight to the majors after being drafted in the first round by the Twins in 1973. He went 7-13, 4.66 for the Twins in three seasons. He never again pitched in the majors, as he bounced around the White Sox, Royals and Cubs minor league systems for five more seasons.

Bane replaced previous scouting director Donny Rowland, who was let go by the Angels last month.

–J.J. Cooper