Eddie Brinkman
CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Brinkman, a record-setting shortstop with a 15-year career in major league baseball, has died. He was 66.

Brinkman died Tuesday in his hometown of Cincinnati. The Chicago White Sox, for whom he was a longtime coach and scout, held a moment of silence for him before their AL Central tiebreaker against Minnesota. The team did not give a cause of death.

Brinkman made his big league debut at 19 in 1961 with the Washington Senators and played in an era when shortstops were known for their gloves rather than their bats.

"Steady Eddie" was traded to the Detroit Tigers after the 1970 season. He set the league record for shortstops with 72 straight errorless games — a mark Cal Ripken broke in 1990. Brinkman won a Gold Glove for his fielding performance in 1972. Brinkman was an AL All-Star in 1973. The next year, he set career highs with 14 home runs and 54 RBIs.

Brinkman was the infield coach for the White Sox from 1983 through 1988. He then became a special assignment scout for the team until retiring in 2000.

Eletra Casadei

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fashion designer Eletra Casadei, whose collections were carried in boutiques and departments stores across the nation and were seen on TV shows such as "Golden Girls" and "Dynasty," has died. She was 55.

Casadei died Sept. 27 of brain cancer at her home in Pacific Palisades, her sister Andrea Casadei Best said.

Born in 1953, Casadei graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and was a former fashion model.

She taught herself the skills of fashion design and opened an office in Los Angeles. She introduced a line in the late 1970s and another several years later. She claimed Old Hollywood glamour as her inspiration and fantasy dresses at affordable prices as her niche.

Casadei also created two fashion-music videos in the mid-1980s that played in stores and wholesale showrooms as well as on MTV. Casadei scaled back her operation in the 1990s but became known for her remakes of popular celebrity dresses at the Academy Award shows. Her version of the vintage Valentino gown that actress Julia Roberts wore in 2001 sold for $169.
Published by Seacoastonline.com on Oct. 5, 2008.
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I just found a Eddie Brinkman baseball glove. It brought back fond memories of this great guy . I tried to emulate him on the diamond however Eddie was one of a kind there. I lost contact with a lot of the greats and was saddened to read of his passing . My condolences to the family. Rick McCormick
Rick McCormick
Friend
December 14, 2020
I lived next door to the Brinkmans in the late 1960's and was their babysitter. They were very kind. I wonder what their children are doing today.
Debbie Hollier
Neighbor
October 25, 2019
I watched Eddie play for the Washington Senators! We were also in the D C guard at the same time so sad to here of his passing. Rest In Peace
Jerry Hoops
Friend
August 6, 2019
Met Eddie at yankee stadium. He didnt like his new glove and gave it to me. Via Marty Springstead AL Ump in the day.
Marty GIRLING.
Acquaintance
February 1, 2019
I saw Eddie as a player for Raleigh in the Carolina League. He was a hero to us and a favorite of mine for all of his career. I hope his family knows how much joy he brought the fans! God bless his memory.
Thomas Stutts
July 24, 2018
i never heard of him at all but when i read an artical about him i wept my heart goes out to his family and friends, his family shall forever be in my prayers, i Pray steady eddfie is in heaven looking down upon his family and friends i'm quyite sure he is, God bless you all Brinkman family and friends :)
Tiny Hernandez
July 9, 2017
Miss you Brinky!
Family
April 20, 2017
Dear Brinkman Family..we got my now deceased inlaws to only 1Tiger game before they passed. The game was tied in the ninth. Dad thought he had time to get a beer. Steady Eddie stepped up and with 1 swing he ended the game with the Tigers winning. He created a lot of memories for many fans. We loved him. He was a good man.
Brenda Gilbert
August 14, 2015
Eddie Brinkman had long and fine career. I remember his great fielding skills. He had a long and memorable career.
Elliott Shyer
November 30, 2013
As a kid growing up in the Washington area, Eddie Brinkman was my idle. He was the best shortstop with the strongest arm in the American league. My dad always said that the reason he didn't win more gold gloves was because he sometimes made errors on balls no one else could have gotten to. Rest in peace.
Frank Harris
April 2, 2011
Great player, Great person. Ernie Harwell called him, "Steady Eddie"!
Richard Armour
March 29, 2011
I WATCHED Eddie Brinkman play ball and enjoyed every minute.Great memories and a past that will never be forgotten . Mickey Keegan, Fla.
September 23, 2010
Eddie was, in my opinion,the best high school player to ever play in Cincinnati. Rest in peace my friend .
Skip Glazier
October 27, 2008
In memory of the best shortstop in the history of the expansion Washington Senators. Good-bye, my friend. It was great knowing you.
Dave Howell
October 22, 2008
October 22, 2008
The Brinkman Family.

My deepest sympathy for the loss of my Bentley Post team-mate. Wish I had as much professional succes as Eddie did. Although I had lost touch with him, as I moved around in my corporate career, I know he was a great man. Remember when our mothers used to talk during those early years.

Regards,

Jerry Marx
Georgetown, Texas
Jerry Marx
October 13, 2008
I remember him from his time as a Detroit Tiger, great glove! My condolences to the entire family.
Michael Crane
October 8, 2008
What a big heart he had all his life. Fun to be around beside being considered the best high school player to come from Cincinnati Rudy
Rudy Boerio
October 8, 2008
resr in peace eddie.
louis carwell
October 6, 2008
You will be missed! You always proved to me that it was always about heart! Rest in peace.
Sam Grimes
October 6, 2008
REST IN PEACE EDDIE BRINKMAN
D. ZIMMERMAN
October 5, 2008
EDDIE WAS ONE OF THE BEST SHORTSTOPS TOO PLAY BASEBALL.MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
michaelallen TURVEY
October 5, 2008
Richard H. Herrick
October 5, 2008
Great people come and go... I think this man deserves his own dedicated space at The Tranquil World Dot Com.
Jeremy Reading
October 5, 2008
There was a time when players like Ed Brinkman, Mark Belanger, Dal Maxvill, barely hit over .200 and yet played every day and even got MVP votes in years their teams won titles. That's because they were magical with their gloves. If they had a Hall of Fame for defense, Ed would have been a shoe-in. Thanks Ed for all you did for baseball and for us.
Barry Latwick
October 4, 2008
We moved to Northern Virginia in 1961 and I immediately, at 11, became a Senators' fan. Eddie was my favorite player. My brother, a Frank Howard fan, and I fueded constantly about who was the better player. I was very disappointed when he was traded to Detroit. And, of course, I was saddened to hear of his passing. It is sobering to realize that my boyhood hero was only eight years older than I. May God bless the family in this time of sorrow.
Steve Pratt
October 4, 2008
LINDA TRACY
October 4, 2008
OUR LOVE,PRAYERS, & CONDOLENCES GO TO THE BRINKMAN FAMILY,HIS FRIENDS,FANS, & ALL HE WORKED WITH DURING HIS LIFE.
KEN & MARY O'DANIEL
October 4, 2008
To your family - we wish we could take away the hurt! You all are lifted up in prayerl
Sue & John Sellers
October 4, 2008
Rest in peace.
Henryk Zaleski
October 4, 2008
Jesus Loves Me!!
Thomas Widgeon
October 4, 2008
GLORIA HERNANDEZ
October 3, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Madeline Torres
October 3, 2008
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