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Rick Dempsey Rick Dempsey
Full name: John Rikard Dempsey
Born: September 13, 1949, Fayetteville, Tennessee
First Game: September 23, 1969; Final Game: September 27, 1992
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 0" Weight: 190
Bats both part of 1982
Uncle of Greg Zaun
World Series MVP (1983)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1969 MIN A Daily Splits    5     6    1    3   1   0   0    0    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .571  .667   0.0 1969 MIN A
1970 MIN A Daily Splits    5     7    1    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .000  .125  .000  -0.2 1970 MIN A
1971 MIN A Daily Splits    6    13    2    4   1   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .308  .357  .385   0.1 1971 MIN A
1972 MIN A Daily Splits   25    40    0    8   1   0   0    0    6   0    8   0   1   0   0   0   2    0   0  .200  .304  .225  -0.4 1972 MIN A
1973 NY  A Daily Splits    6    11    0    2   0   0   0    0    1   0    3   0   1   0   0   0   1    0   0  .182  .250  .182  -0.4 1973 NY  A
1974 NY  A Daily Splits   43   109   12   26   3   0   2   12    8   0    7   0   1   1   0   1   5    1   0  .239  .288  .321   0.4 1974 NY  A
1975 NY  A Daily Splits   71   145   18   38   8   0   1   11   21   1   15   0   3   1   0   2   5    0   0  .262  .353  .338   0.2 1975 NY  A
1976 NY  A Daily Splits   21    42    1    5   0   0   0    2    5   0    4   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .119  .213  .119  -0.3 1976 NY  A
1976 BAL A Daily Splits   59   174   11   37   2   0   0   10   13   0   17   2   3   0   0   3   2    1   1  .213  .275  .224   0.2 1976 BAL A
1976 TOT A                80   216   12   42   2   0   0   12   18   0   21   2   4   0   0   3   2    1   1  .194  .263  .204  -0.1 1976 TOT A
1977 BAL A Daily Splits   91   270   27   61   7   4   3   34   34   1   34   2   5   3   0   1   9    2   3  .226  .314  .315   0.2 1977 BAL A
1978 BAL A Daily Splits  136   441   41  114  25   0   6   32   48   2   54   0   3   6   0   4  11    7   3  .259  .327  .356   1.1 1978 BAL A
1979 BAL A Daily Splits  124   368   48   88  23   0   6   41   38   1   37   0   3   4   0   5  12    0   1  .239  .307  .351   2.1 1979 BAL A
1980 BAL A Daily Splits  119   362   51   95  26   3   9   40   36   1   45   3   4   1   0   5  11    3   1  .262  .333  .425   2.0 1980 BAL A
1981 BAL A Daily Splits   92   251   24   54  10   1   6   15   32   1   36   1   3   0   0   4   5    0   1  .215  .306  .335   0.4 1981 BAL A
1982 BAL A Daily Splits  125   344   35   88  15   1   5   36   46   1   37   0   7   5   0   4  10    0   3  .256  .339  .349   0.2 1982 BAL A
1983 BAL A Daily Splits  128   347   33   80  16   2   4   32   40   1   54   3   5   5   0   3   9    1   1  .231  .311  .323   1.3 1983 BAL A
1984 BAL A Daily Splits  109   330   37   76  11   0  11   34   40   0   58   1   5   4   0   2  11    1   2  .230  .312  .364  -0.7 1984 BAL A
1985 BAL A Daily Splits  132   362   54   92  19   0  12   52   50   0   87   1   5   2   0   8   2    0   1  .254  .345  .406  -0.1 1985 BAL A
1986 BAL A Daily Splits  122   327   42   68  15   1  13   29   45   0   78   3   7   0   0   2   5    1   0  .208  .309  .379   0.3 1986 BAL A
1987 CLE A Daily Splits   60   141   16   25  10   0   1    9   23   0   29   1   4   1   0   2   4    0   0  .177  .295  .270  -0.6 1987 CLE A
1988 LA  N Daily Splits   77   167   25   42  13   0   7   30   25   0   44   0   0   6   0   2   4    1   0  .251  .338  .455   1.4 1988 LA  N
1989 LA  N Daily Splits   79   151   16   27   7   0   4   16   30   3   37   1   1   0   0   2   5    1   0  .179  .319  .305   0.4 1989 LA  N
1990 LA  N Daily Splits   62   128   13   25   5   0   2   15   23   0   29   0   0   0   0   0   8    1   0  .195  .318  .281  -0.4 1990 LA  N
1991 MIL A Daily Splits   61   147   15   34   5   0   4   21   23   1   20   0   1   3   0   2   7    0   2  .231  .329  .347  -0.1 1991 MIL A
1992 BAL A Daily Splits    8     9    2    1   0   0   0    0    2   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .111  .273  .111  -0.3 1992 BAL A
Total NL                 218   446   54   94  25   0  13   61   78   3  110   1   1   6   0   4  17    3   0  .211  .326  .354   1.4 Total NL        
Total AL                1548  4246  471  999 198  12  83  410  514  10  626  17  62  36   0  48 114   17  19  .235  .318  .346   5.4 Total AL        
Total            Splits 1766  4692  525 1093 223  12  96  471  592  13  736  18  63  42   0  52 131   20  19  .233  .319  .347   6.8 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1979 BAL A Daily Splits    3    10    3    4   2   0   0    2    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    1   0  .400  .455  .600 1979 BAL A
1983 BAL A Daily Splits    4    12    1    2   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .167  .231  .167 1983 BAL A
1988 LA  N Daily Splits    4     5    1    2   2   0   0    2    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .400  .500  .800 1988 LA  N
Total NL                   4     5    1    2   2   0   0    2    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .400  .500  .800 Total NL        
Total AL                   7    22    4    6   2   0   0    2    2   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    1   0  .273  .333  .364 Total AL        
Total            Splits   11    27    5    8   4   0   0    4    3   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    1   0  .296  .367  .444 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1979 BAL A Daily Splits    7    21    3    6   2   0   0    0    1   0    3   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .286  .318  .381 1979 BAL A
1983 BAL A Daily Splits    5    13    3    5   4   0   1    2    2   2    2   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .385  .467  .923 1983 BAL A
1988 LA  N Daily Splits    2     5    0    1   1   0   0    1    1   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .200  .333  .400 1988 LA  N
Total            Splits   14    39    6   12   7   0   1    3    4   2    7   0   0   0   0   0   3    0   0  .308  .372  .564 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1991 MIL A Daily Splits    2   0   0   0   2   0    2      3    10   0    1    1    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   4.50   0.0 1991 MIL A

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1969 MIN A Daily   C    3    0    0    10.2     5    0    1    0   0    0    0    1    0  .833
1970 MIN A Daily   C    3    1    1    16      12    0    1    0   0    0    0    2    0  .923
1971 MIN A Daily   C    6    4    4    37      30    4    2    0   0    0    2    4    0  .944
1972 MIN A Daily   C   23    8    7   113      67    5    1    0   0    2    4    5    0  .986
1973 NY  A Daily   C    5    3    3    31       9    0    2    0   0    0    0    3    0  .818
1974 NY  A Daily   C   31   25   22   237.1   152   22    4    0   0    1   16    6    2  .978
1974 NY  A        OF    2    0    0     7.1     0    0    0    0   0                         -     1    0    1 
1974 NY  A        RF    1    0    0     6.1     0    0    0    0   0                         -
1974 NY  A        DH    1    0    0                                                          -
1974 NY  A        LF    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0                         -
1975 NY  A Daily   C   19   12   11   116      76    8    2    0   0    0    4   11    0  .977
1975 NY  A        DH   18   14   14                                                          -
1975 NY  A        OF    8    7    6    62.1    16    1    1    1   0                      .944     1    0    7 
1975 NY  A        RF    7    6    5    53.1    13    1    1    1   0                      .933
1975 NY  A        3B    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0                         -
1975 NY  A        LF    1    1    1     9       3    0    0    0   0                     1.000
1976 NY  A Daily   C    9    7    6    67      39    5    0    0   0    0    4    4    0 1.000
1976 NY  A        RF    4    2    2    21       6    1    0    0   0                     1.000
1976 NY  A        OF    4    2    2    21       6    1    0    0   0                     1.000     0    0    4 
1976 BAL A Daily   C   58   53   46   469.2   263   34    4    8   0    3   27   23    0  .987
1976 BAL A        OF    3    1    0    11.2     0    0    0    0   0                         -     1    0    2 
1976 BAL A        RF    2    1    0     6       0    0    0    0   0                         -
1976 BAL A        LF    1    0    0     5.2     0    0    0    0   0                         -
1976 TOT A         C   67   60   52   536.2   302   39    4    8   0    3   31   27    0  .988
1976 TOT A        RF    6    3    2    27       6    1    0    0   0                     1.000
1976 TOT A        OF    7    3    2    32.2     6    1    0    0   0                     1.000     1    0    6 
1977 BAL A Daily   C   91   84   74   745     416   52   11   10   0    2   41   30    1  .977
1978 BAL A Daily   C  135  130  122  1145.2   636   79   11   14   0    7   55   62    2  .985
1979 BAL A Daily   C  124  112   96  1015.2   615   81    7   13   0    5   45   48    1  .990
1980 BAL A Daily   C  113   95   87   878     531   54    8    8   0    5   45   53    2  .987
1980 BAL A        OF    6    0    0    10.2     3    0    0    0   0                     1.000     3    0    3 
1980 BAL A        LF    3    0    0     3.2     1    0    0    0   0                     1.000
1980 BAL A        RF    3    0    0     7       3    0    0    0   0                     1.000
1980 BAL A        1B    2    0    0     8      10    1    0    2   0                     1.000
1980 BAL A        DH    1    0    0                                                          -
1981 BAL A Daily   C   90   71   63   665.1   384   35    1    6   0    4   24   30    5  .998
1982 BAL A Daily   C  124  101   90   944     491   46    5    8   0    5   27   47    2  .991
1982 BAL A        DH    1    0    0                                                          -
1983 BAL A Daily   C  128  109   90   989.2   591   65    2    7   0    1   35   60    2  .997
1984 BAL A Daily   C  108  104   88   907.2   453   43    4    5   0    4   23   59    0  .992
1985 BAL A Daily   C  131  113  101  1008     575   49    8    5   0    2   30   79    2  .987
1986 BAL A Daily   C  121  101   84   922.1   659   53    7    9   0    2   34   68    3  .990
1987 CLE A Daily   C   59   48   33   422     293   18    5    3   0    3   18   35    0  .984
1988 LA  N Daily   C   74   46   36   450.2   333   29    4    4   0    2   19   47    0  .989
1989 LA  N Daily   C   62   38   28   379.1   265   35    5    4   0    3   25   26    1  .984
1990 LA  N Daily   C   53   33   23   314.2   213   27    2    3   0    4   17   34    0  .992
1991 MIL A Daily   C   56   44   35   408.2   246   23    2    4   0    5   12   29    1  .993
1991 MIL A         P    2    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1991 MIL A        1B    1    0    0     0       0    0    0    0   0                         -
1992 BAL A Daily   C    8    1    1    30      13    1    0    0   0    1    0    4    0 1.000
Total              C 1634 1343 1151 12324.1  7367  768   99  111   0   61  507  770   24  .988
Total             OF   23   10    8   113      25    2    1    1   0                      .964     6    0   17 
Total             DH   21   14   14                                                          -
Total             RF   17    9    7    93.2    22    2    1    1   0                      .960
Total             LF    6    1    1    19.1     4    0    0    0   0                     1.000
Total             1B    3    0    0     8      10    1    0    2   0                     1.000
Total              P    2    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
Total             3B    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0                         -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1979 BAL A Daily   C    3    3    3    28      10    1    0    0   0    0    1    0    0 1.000
1983 BAL A Daily   C    4    4    4    37      29    5    0    1   0    0    1    4    0 1.000
1988 LA  N Daily   C    3    1    0    11       7    0    0    0   0    0    0    2    0 1.000
Total              C   10    8    7    76      46    6    0    1   0    0    2    6    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1979 BAL A Daily   C    7    6    6    55      38    2    0    0   0    0    3    0    0 1.000
1983 BAL A Daily   C    5    5    3    40      27    4    0    0   0    0    2    1    0 1.000
1988 LA  N Daily   C    2    1    1    15      13    1    0    0   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
Total              C   14   12   10   110      78    7    0    0   0    0    5    1    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Selected by Minnesota Twins in the 15th round of the free-agent draft (June 6,
1967).

Traded by Minnesota Twins to New York Yankees in exchange for Danny Walton (October
27, 1972).

Traded by New York Yankees with Rudy May, Tippy Martinez, Dave Pagan and Scott
McGregor to Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Ken Holtzman, Doyle Alexander, Grant
Jackson, Elrod Hendricks and Jimmy Freeman (June 15, 1976).

Granted free agency (November 12, 1986).

Signed by Cleveland Indians (February 6, 1987).

Released by Cleveland Indians (October 29, 1987).

Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (March 30, 1988).

Granted free agency (November 5, 1990).

Signed by Milwaukee Brewers (April 2, 1991).

Released by Milwaukee Brewers (October 9, 1991).

Signed by Baltimore Orioles (June 22, 1992).

Released by Baltimore Orioles (July 31, 1992).

Signed by Baltimore Orioles (September 27, 1992).

Released by Baltimore Orioles (October 15, 1992).


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