Edwin Albert Brinkman (December 8, 1941 - September 30, 2008) spent fifteen years in Major League Baseball, earning a Gold Glove Award (1972) at shortstop. The Washington Senators signed Brinkman as an amateur free agent in 1961. Brinkman played 10 seasons (1961-1970) with the Senators, and in 1965 set an American League record for fewest hits in a season (82) while playing a minimum of 150 games. After the 1970 campaign, Brinkman became part of an eight-player trade that sent him to the Detroit Tigers (1971-1974). He enjoyed his best campaign in 1972, a season that not only saw him capture a Gold Glove but also claim “Tiger of the Year” honors and All-Star selection while batting .203. After spending the 1975 season with the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees, Brinkman retired with a .224 batting average, 1,355 hits, and 461 RBI.