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rob wrote at 2006-09-28 16:21:15
Eddie Brinkman did indeed speak the infamous line about "These are the best guys I've ever played with" but it was after the Tigers had clinced the AL East divsion title in 1972 and was broadcast live on Detroit local television from the dressing room.  The Tigers proceeded to love to the Oakland A's in 5 games in the AL playoffs that year.

kdite wrote at 2006-10-27 02:33:01
Actually, I know Eddie Brinkman and that was his quote after winning the AL Championship.  He was on national television and called the team "the best f@(king group of guys that I have ever played with..."  Hope this helps.

Rob wrote at 2006-12-05 17:53:41
You may know Mr. Brinkman but his comment was not after the Tigers won the AL championship as the Tigers lost to the A's in 5 games in the AL playoffs in 1972 and did not win the AL championship.  His comment was after the Tigers won the AL East Division before the playoffs against the A's.

REM wrote at 2007-03-08 00:25:00
In 1972 after the Tigers clinched the American League Eastern division title, Eddie Brinkman repeatedly said, "We won the ********** pennant!" or something to that effect.


Beenthere wrote at 2007-06-20 16:03:57
Oops, Beenthere revises the last posting due to inadvertent obscenity:

 I remember his saying from the locker room during the 11 o'clock local news broadcast: "I'm just so happy for me and the rest of the effin' guys!"

matt wrote at 2007-06-28 02:07:27
eddie brinkman said that in 1972 when the tigers beat the red sox to go face the a's in the divional playoffs

Dave57 wrote at 2012-05-07 09:51:26
It was indeed Eddie Brinkman who made the colorful statement, but the year was 1972. I cannot recall his exact phrasing, but it did go live on Detroit TV from the Tigers' clubhouse while celebrating their clinching of the division title. My best recollection is he was saying something to the effect of, "I'm happy (winning the division) not just for myself, but for all these m@#%&4f%#$@ers."

Billy wrote at 2013-10-11 04:25:39
It was indeed the golden tongue of shortstop Eddie Brinkman. The year was 1972. I cannot quote his exact words, but I will never forget it. It was live TV coverage from the clubhouse after the Tigs clinched their division.

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