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Ed Brinkman from the Chronology
Nov 18, 1974 - In a three-way deal‚ San Diego trades slugger Nate Colbert to Detroit for Ed Brinkman‚ Bob Strampe and Dick Sharon. Brinkman is then packaged with Danny Breeden and shipped to St. Louis‚ and the Cards send Ps Alan Foster‚ Rich Folkers‚ and Sonny Siebert to the Padres. None of the new Padres have a prayer‚ while the ailing Colbert‚ who set a record in 1972 by driving in 22.75% of his team's runs‚ will prove that his 1974 average of .207 was no fluke. He and Brinkman will play for three teams in 1975.
Jul 29, 1974 - Detroit hits 4 HRs in the first inning in an 8-2 win over the Indians. Al Kaline Bill Freehan and Mickey Stanley hit consecutive HRs off Fritz Peterson and Ed Brinkman adds another though not consecutive off Steve Kline.
Aug 5, 1972 - During a 4-3 win over Cleveland Detroit SS Ed Brinkman commits an error; this ending his ML-record streak of 72 games and 331 total chances without a miscue.
Sep 2, 1963 - With the Senators ahead 5-3 on 4th-inning homers by Don Zimmer and Ed Brinkman Nats starter Ed Hobaugh hits his only career home run in the same frame off Cleveland's Jerry Walker. The Tribe knocks out Hobaugh but the Senators hold on to win 8-7. Hobaugh's homer comes on his last official at bat: in his one additional plate appearance he draws a walk. Hobaugh joins Buster Narum this year as the first pitchers to have more homers than wins in a year. It'll be matched this century by Dave Eiland in 1992.