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Eddie Brinkman, 1941-2008
2008-10-01 09:00
by Bob Timmermann

Untitled Eddie Brinkman, who defined "good field, no hit", passed away Tuesday at age 66, according to a Detroit Free Press story. The cause and location of his death was not reported.

Brinkman played for 15 seasons in the majors and batted .224 and slugged .300. He started his major league career with the expansion Washington Senators in 1961 and was traded to Detroit before the 1971 season along with Joe Coleman, Jim Hannan, and Aurelio Rodriguez for Denny McLain, Don Wert, Norm McRae, and Elliott Maddox.

Brinkman also played briefly for the Cardinals, Rangers, and Yankees.

Brinkman was an AL All-Star in 1973 and won a Gold Glove in 1972.

It is unclear if John Foster Dulles named his diplomatic strategy after Eddie Brinkman.

Josh Wilker wrote about Brinkman at Cardboard Gods back in 2006.

2008-10-01 10:47:00
1.   ToyCannon
Yikes, he was the first major league SS I ever saw play. Ted Williams made him a decent hitter one year. He was the epitome of a good field no hit SS in the late 60's.
2008-10-01 11:40:03
2.   bobsbrother
Eddie Brinkman used bats with no knobs.
2008-10-01 11:43:56
3.   Bob Timmermann
I was unable to find a shot of Brinkman choking up on the bat. Sometimes he would be 5-6 inches off the end.
2008-10-01 16:59:07
4.   Josh Wilker
Oh man, that is sad news. I only knew him from one 1975 card, but he was lovable.

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