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Rick DempseyTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1967-1992 MLB Years: 1969-1992
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World Series Champion

PositionsC-1633, OF-23, DH-22, 1B-3, P-2, 3B-1Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Rikard Dempsey
Height6-0Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 13,1949 [68.218]PlaceFayetteville,Tennessee
High SchoolCrespi Carmelite (Encino,CA)
CollegeLos Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 15th round (297th overall) of the 1967 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 23,1969 [20.010]
OrganizationsBAL [12] MIN [6] NYA [4] LAN [3] CLE [1] MIL [1] Awards1
TBC Player ID10670Retrosheet IDdempr001MLBAM ID113264
RelationshipsUncle of Gregg Zaun, Father of John Dempsey
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Player Notes:   Inducted into Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame in 1997
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Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1967GCL TwinsGCLRk-174010292143091071200000.206.257.304.561317109.233.098.176.2556.4211.011.710.000.0033.33
1968AuburnNYPLA--1873270487910776130233900000.293.348.459.80712424293.321.166.263.3677.8513.311.702.3938.5730.38
1968Wisconsin RapidsMidwA-1811351282016001700000.229.250.371.62113336.259.142.171.2852.7819.447.002.7835.0037.50
1968Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         84305608712786730244600000.285.337.449.78613727329.315.164.252.3587.2913.981.922.4338.1331.03
1969Wisconsin RapidsMidwA-1950151355511263170251200000.364.455.5831.0388819176.368.219.430.46314.206.820.483.4125.1734.55
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin38c1956131000001000000.500.571.6671.238417.500.167.333.55014.290.000.000.000.0033.33
1970CharlotteSouAA-20105351288620644240356600000.245.313.370.68313030386.292.125.236.3119.0717.101.891.0487.7534.88
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin38c2057100000001100001.000.125.000.125008.000.000.143.08912.5012.501.000.000.000.00
1971CharlotteSouAA-21105338398216284730422800000.243.326.373.69912626380.245.130.263.32311.057.370.672.1142.2531.71
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25c21613241000001100001.308.357.385.7425114.333.077.154.3407.147.141.000.000.0025.00
1972TacomaPCLAAA-224816113386231820122700000.236.289.354.6435711173.267.118.205.2966.9415.612.251.7353.6728.95
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25c222540081000006801002.200.304.225.5299147.250.025.175.25812.7717.021.330.000.0012.50
1973SyracuseILAAA-23122387539614464711054300000.248.258.351.60913624392.266.103.145.2741.2810.978.601.5364.5025.00
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya46c23611020000001301001.182.250.182.4322013.250.000.091.2117.6923.083.000.000.000.00
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya46c2443109122630212108701105.239.288.321.609355119.238.082.165.2846.725.880.881.6854.5019.23
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya46c-dh257114518388011100211503115.262.353.338.691499170.285.076.221.32412.358.820.710.59145.0023.68
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya46c262142150002005401000.119.213.119.3325048.132.000.119.17410.428.330.800.000.000.00
1976Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c265917411372001011131723002.213.275.224.499392192.236.011.086.2436.778.851.310.000.005.41
1976Totals for AL-AL         8021612422001211182124002.194.263.204.467442240.215.010.093.2297.508.751.170.000.004.76
1977Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c279127027617433423343425319.226.314.315.6298514314.246.089.211.28910.8310.831.000.9690.0022.95
1978Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c2813644141114250632734854036211.259.327.356.68315731498.279.097.215.3139.6410.841.131.2073.5027.19
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c291243684888230641013837034112.239.307.351.65812929413.249.112.212.2989.208.960.971.4561.3332.95
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c301193625195263940313645341111.262.333.425.75815438406.278.163.268.3418.8711.081.252.2240.2240.00
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c3192251245410161501323613015.215.306.335.6418417287.230.120.243.30011.1512.541.132.0941.8331.48
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c321253443588151536034637075110.256.339.349.68812021402.270.093.218.31511.449.200.801.2468.8023.86
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c33128347338016243211405435519.231.311.323.63411222400.259.092.207.29110.0013.501.351.0086.7527.50
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c3410933037761101134124058154011.230.312.364.67612022380.245.134.252.30910.5315.261.452.8930.0028.95
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c351323625492190125201508715202.254.345.406.75114731420.302.152.287.33911.9020.711.742.8630.1733.70
1986Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c361223274268151132910457837005.208.309.379.68812429382.233.171.312.31311.7820.421.733.4025.1542.65
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24c376014116251001900232914104.177.295.270.5653811170.214.093.255.26613.5317.061.260.59141.0044.00
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan17c3877167254213073010254400604.251.338.455.7937620198.287.204.359.35112.6322.221.763.5423.8647.62
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan17c397915116277041610303711035.179.319.305.6244611183.209.126.331.29116.3920.221.232.1937.7540.74
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan17c406212813255021510232900008.195.318.281.599367151.237.086.273.28715.2319.211.261.3264.0028.00
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil14c416114715345042102232001317.231.329.347.676519174.238.116.259.31013.2211.490.872.3036.7526.47
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24c4289210000002100001.111.273.111.3841011.125.000.222.21118.189.090.500.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 24 Season(s)Filter1766469252510932231296471201959273618634213131.233.319.347.66616283315407.256.114.240.00010.9513.611.241.7848.8830.28
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter554179523746583263526131015023400000.259.316.393.7097051441945.282.134.235.0007.7112.031.561.8051.2930.97
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17054866134206965130177000000.245.267.352.61919335565.267.107.162.0003.0112.394.121.5960.8926.12
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter21068967168368128970779400000.244.320.372.69225656766.268.128.250.00010.0512.271.221.5757.4233.33
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter61186476313273770261900000.339.420.543.96310122212.350.204.382.00012.268.960.733.3026.5734.92
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter73270487910776130233900000.293.348.459.80712424293.321.166.263.0007.8513.311.702.3938.5730.38
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4010292143091071200000.206.257.304.561317109.233.098.176.0006.4211.011.710.000.0033.33
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1245358540585416912753551617424538165030888.238.319.355.67412722564105.259.117.235.00010.3313.111.271.8347.8029.98
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter218446549425013613078110116317.211.326.354.68015838532.246.143.325.00014.6620.681.412.4434.3140.43
New York Yankees Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1413073171110325103529062111.231.308.296.6049114350.245.065.182.00010.008.290.830.86102.3319.72
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6114715345042102232001317.231.329.347.676519174.238.116.259.00013.2211.490.872.3036.7526.47
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6014116251001900232914104.177.295.270.5653811170.214.093.255.00013.5317.061.260.59141.0044.00
Minnesota Twins Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter416641530000091001004.227.320.273.59318376.268.046.182.00011.8413.161.110.000.0020.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16243048100201943225468264112.233.319.347.66614930496.256.114.240.00010.9513.611.241.7848.8830.28
Average Minor - Per 162 games16252569136248107690446800000.259.316.393.70920642569.282.134.235.0007.7112.031.561.8051.2930.97

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil14Rel41004.5020200202.03110100002.0013.50--4.50--0.00-4.36
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter004.5020200202.03110100002.0013.50--4.50--0.00-1.50
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter004.5020200202.03110100002.0013.50--4.50--0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings004.502200220002200220.0330110110011000002.0013.50--4.50--0.00-1.50

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin19C3--5-1-65.8331.67-1-100.0-560.01.9
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20C3--12-1-1312.9234.00------560.01.9
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin21C6--3042-3634.9445.67------6100.03.8
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin22C23-1136751-7372.9863.130.645455.622592.014.9
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya23C5-319-2-119.8181.800.293-100.0-683.33.1
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya24C31--152224-178174.9785.61-61627.314372.119.1
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya24OF2---------------434.71.2
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya24DH1---------------432.30.6
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya25C19--7682-8684.9774.42-11473.3-7126.811.9
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya25DH18---------------7125.411.3
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya25OF8--161111817.9442.13------7111.35.0
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya253B1---------------711.40.6
1976Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26C58--2633448301297.9875.12-232746.035998.335.8
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya26C9--395--44441.0004.89-4450.0-2142.95.7
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya26OF4--61--771.0001.75------2119.02.5
1976Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26OF3---------------595.11.9
1977Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27C91--416521110479468.9775.14-304142.3291100.056.5
1978Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28C135--636791114726715.9855.30-625553.0713699.383.9
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29C124--61581713703696.9905.61-484551.65124100.078.0
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30C112--5315488593585.9875.22-534554.1511994.169.1
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30OF6--3---331.0000.50------1195.03.7
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal301B2--101-211111.0005.50------1191.71.2
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30DH1---------------1190.80.6
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31C90--3843516420419.9984.66-302455.649297.885.7
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31DH1---------------921.11.0
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32C124--4914658542537.9914.33-472763.5512599.276.5
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32DH1---------------1250.80.6
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33C128--5916527658656.9975.13-603563.21128100.079.0
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34C108--4534345500496.9924.59-592372.0410999.166.7
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35C131--5754985632624.9874.76-793072.5213299.281.4
1986Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36C121--6595379719712.9905.88-683466.7212299.274.7
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37C59--2931853316311.9845.27-351866.036098.336.4
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan38C74--3332944366362.9894.89-471971.227796.146.0
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan39C62--2653554305300.9844.84-262551.037978.538.8
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan40C53--2132723242240.9924.53-341766.746285.532.7
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil41C56--2462324271269.9934.80-291270.756191.834.6
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil41P2-2-------------613.31.2
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil411B1---------------611.60.6
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal42C8--131--14141.0001.75-4-100.018100.04.9
MLB Totals for C - 24 season(s)-   C1633-14473677689911182348135.9884.9856.4976450560.26116330.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF23--252112827.9641.17------230.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 5 season(s)-   DH22---------------220.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B3--101-211111.0003.67------30.00.0
MLB Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2-2-------------20.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1969Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin19-3---------
1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin20-3---------
1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin21-6---------
1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin22-23---------
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya23-5---------
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya24-31-------21
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya25-19---1---818
1976Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26-58-------3-
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya26-9-------4-
1977Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27-91---------
1978Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28-135---------
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29-124---------
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30-1122------61
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31-90--------1
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32-124--------1
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33-128---------
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34-108---------
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35-131---------
1986Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36-121---------
1987Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle37-59---------
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan38-74---------
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan39-62---------
1990Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan40-53---------
1991Milwaukee BrewersALMLBmil412561--------
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal42-8---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1979Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB29310342002101000000.400.455.6001.0556211.400.200.4009.090.000.000.000.0050.00
1979Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB29721362000001300000.286.318.381.6998222.333.095.1434.5513.643.000.000.0033.33
1983Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB33412120000001100000.167.231.167.3982013.182.000.0837.697.691.000.000.000.00
1983Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB33513354012002200000.385.467.9231.39012515.400.538.69213.3313.331.006.6713.00100.00
1988Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB3845122002001000000.400.500.8001.300426.400.400.60016.670.000.000.000.00100.00
1988Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB3825011001001200000.200.333.400.733216.333.200.40016.6733.332.000.000.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs1127584004103100000.296.367.444.81112430.308.148.29610.003.330.330.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs14396127013004700000.308.372.564.93622843.355.256.3599.3016.281.752.3339.0066.67

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1993Bakersfield DodgersCalifA+Minorlan43Manager1364294.309--0 
1994Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAMinorlan44Manager1398356.597--1 League Champions
1995Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAMinorlan45Manager1447569.52112.52 
1997Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn47Manager1427567.5284.03 
1998Norfolk TidesILAAAMinornyn48Manager1427072.4939.03 
1999Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan49Bullpen Coach1627785.47523.04Davey Johnson
2000Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBMLBlan50Bullpen Coach1628676.53111.02Davey Johnson
2002Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal52First Base Coach1626795.41436.54Mike Hargrove-
2003Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal53First Base Coach1627191.43830.04Mike Hargrove-
2004Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal54First Base Coach1627884.48123.03Lee Mazzilli-
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal55First Base Coach1627488.45721.04Lee Mazzilli,Sam Perlozzo-
2006Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal56Bullpen Coach1627092.43227.04Sam Perlozzo
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal57Broadcaster1626993.42627.04Sam Perlozzo,Dave Trembley
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal58Broadcaster1616893.42228.55Dave Trembley
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal59Broadcaster1626498.39539.05Dave Trembley
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1983World Series MVP1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1992-10-15Released by Orioles. 
1992-09-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1992-07-31Released by Orioles. 
1992-06-22ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
1991-10-09Released by Brewers. 
1991-04-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-03-30ContractSigned as Free Agent by Dodgers. 
1987-10-29Released by Indians. 
1987-02-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
1986-11-12Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1976-06-15TradeTraded by Yankees with Scott McGregor, Dave Pagan, Tippy Martinez and Rudy May to Orioles for Jimmy Freeman, Ellie Hendricks, Grant Jackson, Doyle Alexander and Ken Holtzman. 
1972-10-27TradeTraded by Twins to Yankees for Danny Walton. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll35512,500-2121265++370,78060,000512,500
1986Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll36442,066-2671363++386,34760,000954,566
1987Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll37400,000-236967++344,90660,0001,354,566
1988Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll38250,000-3402052392,10762,5001,604,566
1989Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll39420,000-2891764429,80262,5002,024,566
1990Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll40500,000-2991357515,727100,0002,524,566
1991Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll41150,000-4992329742,231100,0002,674,566
1992Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll42450,000-3691654962,245109,0003,124,566
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red