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Joseph Norbert Brinkman

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Joe Brinkman began his career umpiring in the Midwest League (1968), Southern League (1969-1970), and American Association (1971-1962). he umpired his first American League game late in the 1972 season, became a full-time AL umpire in 1973 and stayed on until 2006, umpiring 4505 regular-season games over 35 seasons. He was on the same crew as Derryl Cousins for 2123 of those games, which is the all-time record for a pair of umpires working together.

He operates the Joe Brinkman Umpire School, which has trained a large number of major league and minor league umpires.

  • Career Span 1972-2006
  • Division Series 1981, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005
  • League Championship Series 1976, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1997
  • World Series 1978, 1986, 1995
  • All Star Games 1977, 1991, 1996

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