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Former White Sox coach and scout Eddie Brinkman passes away09/30/2008 6:57 PM ET
CHICAGO -- Eddie Brinkman, a former member of the White Sox coaching and scouting staff from 1983-2000, passed away today in his hometown of Cincinnati at the age of 66.
Brinkman was hired by the White Sox in 1983 and worked as the infield coach until 1988, when he became a special assignment scout under General Manager Ron Schuler until his retirement in 2000. Brinkman was part of three White Sox division-winning teams: 1983, 1993 and 2000.
Prior to coaching, Brinkman was an infielder from 1961-75, playing for the Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. Primarily a shortstop, Brinkman won the Gold Glove in 1972, the same season he finished in the Top 10 for Most Valuable Player, and was named to the American League All-Star Team in 1973.
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