Saturday, November 4, 2017

BASEBALL BROTHERS- ED AND CHUCK BRINKMAN

I haven’t done a “Baseball Brothers” card in a while, so let’s kick-start it again with a 1974 card for the Brinkmans, Ed and Chuck:


Older brother Ed made it to the big leagues first when he made the “big show” as a nineteen-year-old third baseman with the Washington Senators in 1961, eventually carving out a nice 15-year career that closed out with 45 games as a New York Yankee in 1975.
Though he came up as a third baseman he’d make his mark as a slick-fielding shortstop, leading the league in various defensive stats in the mid-60’s to early 1970’s, even taking home a Gold Glove in 1972 while with the Detroit Tigers.
Younger brother Chuck put together a six-year Major League career as a catcher, playing for the Chicago White Sox for all but the last four games of his Big League tenure.
Never really getting the chance to play full-time, the most action he’d see in any MLB season was in 1973 when he appeared in 63 games with Chicago, backing up Ed Herrmann.
All told, by the time he retired after the 1974 season he finished with a .172 career average, collecting 46 hits in 267 at-bats in 148 games.

5 comments:

  1. Would love to see Chuck on a Pirates card.

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  2. I have been searching for years for Chuck with the Pirates.

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  3. Eddie was a high school teammate of Pete Rose at Western Hills High School in Cincinnati.

    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/ohio-high-school/2016/06/17/glory-days-roses-competitive-drive-always/86051052/

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  4. Agree, Chuck as a Buc is needed.

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