From BR Bullpen
William Hutchinson Brinker (Dode)
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
- School University of Washington
- Debut April 24, 1912
- Final Game May 27, 1912
- Born August 30, 1883 in Warrensburg, MO USA
- Died February 5, 1965 in Arcadia, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Dode Brinker played nine games in the majors in 1912. He was also the baseball coach at the University of Washington in 1906, 1909-1910, 1915-1916, and 1918-1919.
The book The Glory of Washington has some text and a photo of Brinker. He pitched for the university in 1903-05 and was quarterback on the football team in 1904 as well as playing tackle on the 1905 team. He entered law school in 1905. He also edited the school's literary magazine.
The school's 1916 yearbook indicates he formerly played in the Northwestern League. Pitching for Aberdeen on May 28, 1908, Brinker threw a no-hitter against Tacoma, winning 2-0.