Edwin Albert Brinkman
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.
- School University of Cincinnati
- High School Western Hills High School (Cincinnati)
- Debut September 6, 1961
- Final Game September 28, 1975
- Born December 8, 1941 in Cincinnati, OH USA
- Died September 30, 2008 in Cincinnati, OH USA
A slick fielding shortstop who covered a lot of ground, Eddie Brinkman somehow survived 15 big league seasons despite a horrendous .224 career batting average. Acquired with teammate and defensive wizard Aurelio Rodriguez in 1971 for the fabled Denny McLain, Brinkman and Rodriguez made the left side of Detroit's infield almost airtight but offensively inept.
After his playing career ended, Brinkman was a Detroit Tigers coach in 1979 and was with the San Diego Padres in 1981. He managed the Montgomery Rebels in 1977 and 1978, the Lakeland Tigers in 1980, the Birmingham Barons in 1982 and was then a member of the Chicago White Sox staff from 1983 to 1988.
He is the brother of Chuck Brinkman
- AL All-Star (1973)
- AL Gold Glove Winner (1972)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1977||Montgomery Rebels||Southern League||86-51||1st||Detroit Tigers||League Champs|
|1978||Montgomery Rebels||Southern League||67-77||7th||Detroit Tigers|
|1980||Lakeland Tigers||Florida State League||56-77||9th||Detroit Tigers|
|1982||Birmingham Barons||Southern League||69-74||5th/2nd||Detroit Tigers|