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Rick Dempsey

John Rikard Dempsey

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 13, 1949 in Fayetteville, TN
High School: Crespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 15th round of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 23, 1969 (Age 20.010)   vs. KCR 2 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Dodgers/Yankees/Brewers/Indians/... 1969-1992
Agents: Ron Shapiro [*]
Final Game: September 27, 1992 (Age 43.014)   vs. BOS 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Uncle of Gregg Zaun
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play. Hit location and pitches data is shown only for seasons after 1988 (completeness summary of pitch data and hit data).

Rick Dempsey: 96 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 2 walk-off, 13 tying, 26 go ahead
5 Tms
BAL75
LAD13
MIL4
NYY3
CLE1
 
vs LHP51
vs RHP45
 
Home48
Away48
 
Leverage
High Lev19
Medium Lev40
Low Lev37
22 Opps
CLE10
BOS9
CHW9
CAL8
MIL8
KCR7
TOR7
NYY6
DET5
MIN4
OAK4
SEA4
SDP3
CIN2
PHI2
ATL2
SFG1
TEX1
BAL1
PIT1
79 Pitchers
Luis Tiant3
Frank Tanana3
Neal Heaton3
Bob McClure2
Larry Gura2
Mike Moore2
Bruce Ruffin2
Mark Langston2
Steve Trout2
Jamie Easterly2
Jim Clancy2
Mike Caldwell2
Tom Underwood2
Reggie Cleveland2
Jeff Sellers1
Dennis Leonard1
Pete Broberg1
Vic Albury1
Dick Drago1
Juan Nieves1
23 Parks
Memor. Stad37
County Stad7
Dodger Stad7
ClevelandStd6
Fenway Pk6
Comiskey Pk4
Yankee Stad3
Kingdome3
Angel Stad3
Metrop. Stad2
O.co Coliseum2
Exhibit Stad2
Tiger Stad2
SkyDome2
KauffmanStad2
Arlington1
Stade Olymp.1
Shea Stad1
Atl-Fulton1
Astrodome1
Where Hit
758
Unk27
84
784
93
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Pitches
Unk80
55
64
12
7+2
31
21
41
Pitches in PA
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms86
2·HR gms5
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
9th42
8th31
7th13
6th5
2nd4
5th1
Outs
046
125
225
 
DefPos
C95
PH1
Bases
---60
1--19
-2-6
12-4
1-33
1232
--31
-231
 
144 RBI
RISP17
0 on60
1 on26
2 on8
3 on2
Any on36
Inning
14
28
310
412
519
617
710
87
97
Extra2
 
1-322
4-648
7-end26
RelScore
+4..11
+37
+29
+113
Tied17
-118
-29
-35
-4..7
 
Ahead40
Tied17
Behind39
Before event,
for batter
Count
Unk80
3-26
1-23
0-02
2-22
0-21
1-01
3-11

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1974 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111974-05-12 (2)NYYMILKevin Kobelbehind 0-5b 80---1720.0194%Walk-OffHome Run (LF-CF)
22211974-06-02NYY@MINVic Alburyahead 3-0t 6012-3720.06698%Home Run; Sudakis Scores; Nettles Scores
1975 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
33111975-09-20NYY@CLEDon Hoodahead 2-0t 50---1620.08585%Home Run
1977 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
44111977-06-04 (1)BAL@KCRJim Colbornahead 2-0t 6212-3720.17295%Home Run; Kelly Scores; Muser Scores
55211977-06-22BALBOSReggie Clevelandahead 3-1b 62---1820.07491%Home Run
66311977-07-01BAL@BOSLuis Tiantbehind 0-1t 30---1820.10450%Home Run
1978 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
77111978-05-23BALDETJack Billinghamtied 0-0b 52---1820.17269%Home Run
88211978-06-09BAL@OAKPete Brobergahead 2-0t 51---1820.09085%Home Run
99311978-06-18BALOAKJohn Henry Johnsontied 0-0b 50---1920.15672%Home Run
1010411978-06-24BAL@BOSLuis Tianttied 0-0t 30---1820.11061%Home Run
1111511978-07-05 (2)BALTORTom Underwoodbehind 0-1b 22--32920.21563%Home Run; Mora Scores
1212611978-08-30BALNYYRon Guidrybehind 3-4b 62---1720.20952%Home Run
1979 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1313111979-05-15BAL@BOSDennis Eckersleybehind 1-2t 71---1920.18746%Home Run
1414211979-06-13BAL@CHWSteve Troutbehind 6-7t 90---1920.33250%Home Run (LF-CF)
1515311979-06-18BAL@CLEWayne Garlandahead 4-2t 50---1920.08583%Home Run (LF-CF)
1616411979-07-01BALTORMark Lemongelloahead 6-5b 711-33920.12197%Home Run; May Scores/unER; Dauer Scores
1717511979-07-31BAL@MILReggie Clevelandahead 4-3t 50---1920.11275%Home Run
1818611979-09-09BAL@BOSJoel Finchahead 9-1t 621234820.007100%Home Run; DeCinces Scores; Crowley Scores; Roenicke Scores
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1919111980-04-11BAL@CHWKen Kravecbehind 2-3t 201--2820.17261%Home Run; Ayala Scores
2020211980-04-15BALKCRDennis Leonardahead 5-0b 601--2820.01599%Home Run; Roenicke Scores
2121311980-04-29BALNYYLuis Tiantbehind 0-1b 101--2220.16565%Home Run; Bumbry Scores
2222421980-04-29BALNYYRudy Maybehind 2-4b 81---1220.12124%Home Run
2323511980-07-16BAL@MILMike Caldwellahead 3-1t 611-33820.11695%Home Run; Roenicke Scores; DeCinces Scores
2424611980-07-26BALMILMike Caldwelltied 0-0b 11---1220.10363%Home Run
2525711980-08-10BAL@NYYTommy Johntied 0-0t 30---1220.11562%Home Run
2626811980-08-30BALCALFrank Tananabehind 4-6b 41---1820.11839%Home Run
2727911980-09-29 (1)BAL@BOSDick Dragoahead 2-0t 42---1820.09279%Home Run
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2828111981-04-10BALKCRRenie Martinahead 4-3b 60---1720.10786%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
2929211981-05-14BAL@TORJim Clancyahead 3-0t 41---1820.06688%Home Run (LF-CF)
3030311981-05-16BAL@MINJerry Koosmantied 0-0t 31---1920.12060%Home Run
3131411981-08-12 (2)BALKCRPaul Splittorffbehind 2-3b 22---1820.12151%Home Run
3232511981-08-29BALCALGeoff Zahnbehind 2-3b 501--2820.26272%Home Run; Roenicke Scores/unER
3333611981-09-07BALCLERick Waitstied 0-0b 30---1820.12468%Home Run
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3434111982-04-25BALCHWSteve Trouttied 0-0b 521--2720.25979%Home Run; Murray Scores
3535211982-05-22BAL@TORDave Stiebahead 4-0t 40---1820.04591%Home Run
3636311982-05-29 (2)BALTORJim Clancybehind 4-9b 61---1720.0338%Home Run
3737411982-06-10BAL@MILBob McClurebehind 1-2t 21---1820.11148%Home Run
3838511982-07-05BAL@CALKen Forschahead 1-0t 201--2820.14478%Home Run; Roenicke Scores
1983 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
3939111983-05-07BALOAKTom Underwoodahead 5-4b 40---1920.10279%Home Run
4040211983-05-17 (2)BALCHWDennis Lampahead 2-0b 22---1920.08281%Home Run
4141311983-08-04BAL@CLENeal Heatontied 2-2t 92---1920.40980%Home Run
4242411983-09-06BALBOSDoug Birdahead 6-1b 721--2720.012100%Home Run; Singleton Scores
1984 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4343111984-04-11BALKCRLarry Gurabehind 1-4b 50---1920.09728%Home Run
4444211984-05-26BAL@CALFrank LaCorteahead 5-3t 701--2920.10094%Home Run; Dauer Scores
4545311984-07-22BAL@KCRLarry Gurabehind 0-2t 32---1920.09934%Home Run
4646411984-08-17BALCALJim Slatontied 5-5b 61---1920.18573%Home Run
4747511984-08-19BALCALBruce Kisonbehind 0-1b 301--2920.19967%Home Run; Dauer Scores/unER
4848621984-08-19BALCALCurt Kaufmanahead 5-2b 60---1920.03896%Home Run
4949711984-08-24BAL@OAKTom Burgmeierahead 3-2t 90---1920.08593%Home Run
5050811984-09-04BAL@DETRoger Masonahead 2-1t 511--2920.18683%Home Run; Dauer Scores
5151911984-09-07BALMILBob McClurebehind 2-4b 221--2920.20851%Home Run; Singleton Scores
52521011984-09-11BALDETDan Petrybehind 0-5b 50---1920.04411%Home Run
53531111984-09-19BAL@NYYDave Righettibehind 4-6t 90---1820.08716%Home Run
1985 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5454111985-04-18BAL@CLEBert Blylevenbehind 0-5t 42---1920.0369%Home Run
5555221985-04-18BAL@CLEJamie Easterlybehind 2-5t 5212-3920.29245%Home Run; Sheets Scores; Sakata Scores
5656311985-04-23BAL@TEXFrank Tananabehind 0-1t 311--2920.19959%Home Run; Young Scores
5757411985-04-25BALCLEMike Jeffcoatahead 5-0b 61-2-2920.01599%Home Run; Dauer Scores
5858511985-06-21BAL@MILTeddy Higueraahead 4-0t 12-2-2820.08591%Home Run; Young Scores
5959611985-07-27BAL@CHWGene Nelsonahead 2-1t 411--2920.17480%Home Run; Rayford Scores
6060711985-08-14BALCLEJerry Reedahead 5-4b 70---1920.09889%Home Run
6161811985-08-20BAL@SEAMike Moorebehind 2-3t 51---1920.14147%Home Run
6262911985-08-26BAL@CALLuis Sanchezahead 14-3t 901--2920.000100%Home Run; Shelby Scores
63631011985-08-30BALSEAMark Langstonahead 3-0b 42---1920.05890%Home Run
64641111985-09-16BAL@DETChuck Carybehind 3-4t 611--2820.29464%Home Run; Young Scores
65651211985-10-03 (2)BALBOSTim Lollarbehind 5-8b 811--29PH0.15224%Home Run; Rayford Scores
1986 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6666111986-04-10BALCLETom Candiottibehind 0-1b 50---1820.15357%Home Run
6767221986-04-10BALCLEJamie Easterlyahead 4-1b 80---1820.01599%Home Run
6868311986-04-30BAL@CHWBill Dawleybehind 5-8t 61---1920.07719%Home Run
6969411986-05-11BALKCRCharlie Leibrandtbehind 0-3b 501234920.30371%Home Run; Beniquez Scores; Young Scores; Rayford Scores
7070511986-05-25BAL@SEAMike Mooretied 3-3t 62-2-2920.27375%Home Run; Young Scores
7171611986-05-26BAL@SEAMark Langstonbehind 1-7t 70---1920.0153%Home Run
7272711986-06-09BAL@MILJuan Nievesbehind 0-2t 60---1920.11934%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
7373811986-06-16BALDETFrank Tananabehind 0-1b 51---1920.15754%Home Run
7474911986-07-19BALMINNeal Heatontied 0-0b 21---1620.10964%Home Run
75751011986-07-24BALCHWJoe Cowleyahead 4-0b 121-33920.09096%Home Run; Sheets Scores; O'Malley Scores
76761111986-07-25BALCHWBob Jamesahead 2-1b 80---1920.07294%Home Run
77771211986-09-17BAL@NYYMike Armstrongahead 7-3t 92---1920.01099%Home Run
78781311986-09-30BAL@BOSJeff Sellersbehind 0-2t 30---1920.10039%Home Run
1987 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
7979111987-04-12CLEBALEric Bellbehind 0-7b 60---1920.0164%Home Run
1988 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8080111988-04-09LAD@ATLJim Ackerahead 6-2t 80---5,(2-2) 1820.01599%Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line)
8181211988-06-17 (2)LADSDPDennis Rasmussenbehind 2-4b 71---1,(0-0) 1620.13228%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
8282311988-06-19 (1)LADSDPGreg Bookerahead 11-1b 70---6,(3-2) 1720.000100%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
8383411988-06-26LAD@CINTom Browningahead 3-2t 40---6,(3-2) 1720.11375%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
8484511988-07-26 (1)LAD@SFGTerry Mulhollandtied 1-1t 70-2-3,(0-2) 2820.22884%Home Run; Hamilton Scores
8585611988-08-05LAD@HOUJim Deshaiesbehind 2-4t 41-2-1,(0-0) 2720.20947%Home Run; Shelby Scores
8686711988-09-10LADCINRob Murphyahead 3-0b 821--5,(1-2) 2820.020100%Home Run; Woodson Scores
1989 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8787111989-05-02LADPITNeal Heatonahead 1-0b 52-234,(1-2) 3520.20594%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Randolph Scores; Murray Scores
8888211989-08-23LAD@MONDennis Martineztied 0-0t 220---1620.35185%Home Run
8989311989-09-10LAD@SDPMark Grantahead 5-2t 40---5,(3-1) 1620.06090%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
9090411989-09-17LADATLJoe Boevertied 3-3b 110---2,(1-0) 1820.377100%Walk-OffHome Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1990 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9191111990-05-18LADPHIBruce Ruffintied 0-0b 30---6,(3-2) 1720.12368%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
9292221990-05-18LADPHIBruce Ruffinbehind 1-2b 50---5,(1-2) 1720.16556%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1991 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBPit(cnt)RBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9393111991-04-12MIL@TORDenis Boucherbehind 1-2t 511--7,(3-2) 2820.24761%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Randolph Scores; Dempsey Scores
9494211991-05-04MILMINSteve Bedrosianbehind 2-7b 92-2-6,(3-2) 2820.0030%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Bichette Scores/unER; Dempsey Scores/unER
9595311991-07-13MILCHWGreg Hibbardtied 1-1b 4212-8,(3-2) 3820.29785%Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Sheffield Scores; Bichette Scores; Dempsey Scores
9696411991-08-21MIL@TORJimmy Keyahead 1-0t 701--5,(2-2) 2820.16489%Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Gantner Scores; Dempsey Scores

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.