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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
NetworkAssoc2
Metrop. Stad2
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

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1974 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1974-05-12 (2) NYY MIL Kevin Kobel behind 0-5 b 8 0 --- 1 7 2 0.019 4% Walk-Off Home Run (LF-CF)
2 2 2 1 1974-06-02 NYY @ MIN Vic Albury ahead 3-0 t 6 0 12- 3 7 2 0.066 98% Home Run; Sudakis Scores; Nettles Scores
1975 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1975-09-20 NYY @ CLE Don Hood ahead 2-0 t 5 0 --- 1 6 2 0.085 85% Home Run
1977 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1977-06-04 (1) BAL @ KCR Jim Colborn ahead 2-0 t 6 2 12- 3 7 2 0.172 95% Home Run; Kelly Scores; Muser Scores
5 5 2 1 1977-06-22 BAL BOS Reggie Cleveland ahead 3-1 b 6 2 --- 1 8 2 0.074 91% Home Run
6 6 3 1 1977-07-01 BAL @ BOS Luis Tiant behind 0-1 t 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.104 50% Home Run
1978 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1978-05-23 BAL DET Jack Billingham tied 0-0 b 5 2 --- 1 8 2 0.172 69% Home Run
8 8 2 1 1978-06-09 BAL @ OAK Pete Broberg ahead 2-0 t 5 1 --- 1 8 2 0.090 85% Home Run
9 9 3 1 1978-06-18 BAL OAK John Henry Johnson tied 0-0 b 5 0 --- 1 9 2 0.156 72% Home Run
10 10 4 1 1978-06-24 BAL @ BOS Luis Tiant tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.110 61% Home Run
11 11 5 1 1978-07-05 (2) BAL TOR Tom Underwood behind 0-1 b 2 2 --3 2 9 2 0.215 63% Home Run; Mora Scores
12 12 6 1 1978-08-30 BAL NYY Ron Guidry behind 3-4 b 6 2 --- 1 7 2 0.209 52% Home Run
1979 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1979-05-15 BAL @ BOS Dennis Eckersley behind 1-2 t 7 1 --- 1 9 2 0.187 46% Home Run
14 14 2 1 1979-06-13 BAL @ CHW Steve Trout behind 6-7 t 9 0 --- 1 9 2 0.332 50% Home Run (LF-CF)
15 15 3 1 1979-06-18 BAL @ CLE Wayne Garland ahead 4-2 t 5 0 --- 1 9 2 0.085 83% Home Run (LF-CF)
16 16 4 1 1979-07-01 BAL TOR Mark Lemongello ahead 6-5 b 7 1 1-3 3 9 2 0.121 97% Home Run; May Scores/unER; Dauer Scores
17 17 5 1 1979-07-31 BAL @ MIL Reggie Cleveland ahead 4-3 t 5 0 --- 1 9 2 0.112 75% Home Run
18 18 6 1 1979-09-09 BAL @ BOS Joel Finch ahead 9-1 t 6 2 123 4 8 2 0.007 100% Home Run; DeCinces Scores; Crowley Scores; Roenicke Scores
1980 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
19 19 1 1 1980-04-11 BAL @ CHW Ken Kravec behind 2-3 t 2 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.172 61% Home Run; Ayala Scores
20 20 2 1 1980-04-15 BAL KCR Dennis Leonard ahead 5-0 b 6 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.015 99% Home Run; Roenicke Scores
21 21 3 1 1980-04-29 BAL NYY Luis Tiant behind 0-1 b 1 0 1-- 2 2 2 0.165 65% Home Run; Bumbry Scores
22 22 4 2 1980-04-29 BAL NYY Rudy May behind 2-4 b 8 1 --- 1 2 2 0.121 24% Home Run
23 23 5 1 1980-07-16 BAL @ MIL Mike Caldwell ahead 3-1 t 6 1 1-3 3 8 2 0.116 95% Home Run; Roenicke Scores; DeCinces Scores
24 24 6 1 1980-07-26 BAL MIL Mike Caldwell tied 0-0 b 1 1 --- 1 2 2 0.103 63% Home Run
25 25 7 1 1980-08-10 BAL @ NYY Tommy John tied 0-0 t 3 0 --- 1 2 2 0.115 62% Home Run
26 26 8 1 1980-08-30 BAL CAL Frank Tanana behind 4-6 b 4 1 --- 1 8 2 0.118 39% Home Run
27 27 9 1 1980-09-29 (1) BAL @ BOS Dick Drago ahead 2-0 t 4 2 --- 1 8 2 0.092 79% Home Run
1981 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
28 28 1 1 1981-04-10 BAL KCR Renie Martin ahead 4-3 b 6 0 --- 1 7 2 0.107 86% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
29 29 2 1 1981-05-14 BAL @ TOR Jim Clancy ahead 3-0 t 4 1 --- 1 8 2 0.066 88% Home Run (LF-CF)
30 30 3 1 1981-05-16 BAL @ MIN Jerry Koosman tied 0-0 t 3 1 --- 1 9 2 0.120 60% Home Run
31 31 4 1 1981-08-12 (2) BAL KCR Paul Splittorff behind 2-3 b 2 2 --- 1 8 2 0.121 51% Home Run
32 32 5 1 1981-08-29 BAL CAL Geoff Zahn behind 2-3 b 5 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.262 72% Home Run; Roenicke Scores/unER
33 33 6 1 1981-09-07 BAL CLE Rick Waits tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 1 8 2 0.124 68% Home Run
1982 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
34 34 1 1 1982-04-25 BAL CHW Steve Trout tied 0-0 b 5 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.259 79% Home Run; Murray Scores
35 35 2 1 1982-05-22 BAL @ TOR Dave Stieb ahead 4-0 t 4 0 --- 1 8 2 0.045 91% Home Run
36 36 3 1 1982-05-29 (2) BAL TOR Jim Clancy behind 4-9 b 6 1 --- 1 7 2 0.033 8% Home Run
37 37 4 1 1982-06-10 BAL @ MIL Bob McClure behind 1-2 t 2 1 --- 1 8 2 0.111 48% Home Run
38 38 5 1 1982-07-05 BAL @ CAL Ken Forsch ahead 1-0 t 2 0 1-- 2 8 2 0.144 78% Home Run; Roenicke Scores
1983 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
39 39 1 1 1983-05-07 BAL OAK Tom Underwood ahead 5-4 b 4 0 --- 1 9 2 0.102 79% Home Run
40 40 2 1 1983-05-17 (2) BAL CHW Dennis Lamp ahead 2-0 b 2 2 --- 1 9 2 0.082 81% Home Run
41 41 3 1 1983-08-04 BAL @ CLE Neal Heaton tied 2-2 t 9 2 --- 1 9 2 0.409 80% Home Run
42 42 4 1 1983-09-06 BAL BOS Doug Bird ahead 6-1 b 7 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.012 100% Home Run; Singleton Scores
1984 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
43 43 1 1 1984-04-11 BAL KCR Larry Gura behind 1-4 b 5 0 --- 1 9 2 0.097 28% Home Run
44 44 2 1 1984-05-26 BAL @ CAL Frank LaCorte ahead 5-3 t 7 0 1-- 2 9 2 0.100 94% Home Run; Dauer Scores
45 45 3 1 1984-07-22 BAL @ KCR Larry Gura behind 0-2 t 3 2 --- 1 9 2 0.099 34% Home Run
46 46 4 1 1984-08-17 BAL CAL Jim Slaton tied 5-5 b 6 1 --- 1 9 2 0.185 73% Home Run
47 47 5 1 1984-08-19 BAL CAL Bruce Kison behind 0-1 b 3 0 1-- 2 9 2 0.199 67% Home Run; Dauer Scores/unER
48 48 6 2 1984-08-19 BAL CAL Curt Kaufman ahead 5-2 b 6 0 --- 1 9 2 0.038 96% Home Run
49 49 7 1 1984-08-24 BAL @ OAK Tom Burgmeier ahead 3-2 t 9 0 --- 1 9 2 0.085 93% Home Run
50 50 8 1 1984-09-04 BAL @ DET Roger Mason ahead 2-1 t 5 1 1-- 2 9 2 0.186 83% Home Run; Dauer Scores
51 51 9 1 1984-09-07 BAL MIL Bob McClure behind 2-4 b 2 2 1-- 2 9 2 0.208 51% Home Run; Singleton Scores
52 52 10 1 1984-09-11 BAL DET Dan Petry behind 0-5 b 5 0 --- 1 9 2 0.044 11% Home Run
53 53 11 1 1984-09-19 BAL @ NYY Dave Righetti behind 4-6 t 9 0 --- 1 8 2 0.087 16% Home Run
1985 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
54 54 1 1 1985-04-18 BAL @ CLE Bert Blyleven behind 0-5 t 4 2 --- 1 9 2 0.036 9% Home Run
55 55 2 2 1985-04-18 BAL @ CLE Jamie Easterly behind 2-5 t 5 2 12- 3 9 2 0.292 45% Home Run; Sheets Scores; Sakata Scores
56 56 3 1 1985-04-23 BAL @ TEX Frank Tanana behind 0-1 t 3 1 1-- 2 9 2 0.199 59% Home Run; Young Scores
57 57 4 1 1985-04-25 BAL CLE Mike Jeffcoat ahead 5-0 b 6 1 -2- 2 9 2 0.015 99% Home Run; Dauer Scores
58 58 5 1 1985-06-21 BAL @ MIL Teddy Higuera ahead 4-0 t 1 2 -2- 2 8 2 0.085 91% Home Run; Young Scores
59 59 6 1 1985-07-27 BAL @ CHW Gene Nelson ahead 2-1 t 4 1 1-- 2 9 2 0.174 80% Home Run; Rayford Scores
60 60 7 1 1985-08-14 BAL CLE Jerry Reed ahead 5-4 b 7 0 --- 1 9 2 0.098 89% Home Run
61 61 8 1 1985-08-20 BAL @ SEA Mike Moore behind 2-3 t 5 1 --- 1 9 2 0.141 47% Home Run
62 62 9 1 1985-08-26 BAL @ CAL Luis Sanchez ahead 14-3 t 9 0 1-- 2 9 2 0.000 100% Home Run; Shelby Scores
63 63 10 1 1985-08-30 BAL SEA Mark Langston ahead 3-0 b 4 2 --- 1 9 2 0.058 90% Home Run
64 64 11 1 1985-09-16 BAL @ DET Chuck Cary behind 3-4 t 6 1 1-- 2 8 2 0.294 64% Home Run; Young Scores
65 65 12 1 1985-10-03 (2) BAL BOS Tim Lollar behind 5-8 b 8 1 1-- 2 9 PH 0.152 24% Home Run; Rayford Scores
1986 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
66 66 1 1 1986-04-10 BAL CLE Tom Candiotti behind 0-1 b 5 0 --- 1 8 2 0.153 57% Home Run
67 67 2 2 1986-04-10 BAL CLE Jamie Easterly ahead 4-1 b 8 0 --- 1 8 2 0.015 99% Home Run
68 68 3 1 1986-04-30 BAL @ CHW Bill Dawley behind 5-8 t 6 1 --- 1 9 2 0.077 19% Home Run
69 69 4 1 1986-05-11 BAL KCR Charlie Leibrandt behind 0-3 b 5 0 123 4 9 2 0.303 71% Home Run; Beniquez Scores; Young Scores; Rayford Scores
70 70 5 1 1986-05-25 BAL @ SEA Mike Moore tied 3-3 t 6 2 -2- 2 9 2 0.273 75% Home Run; Young Scores
71 71 6 1 1986-05-26 BAL @ SEA Mark Langston behind 1-7 t 7 0 --- 1 9 2 0.015 3% Home Run
72 72 7 1 1986-06-09 BAL @ MIL Juan Nieves behind 0-2 t 6 0 --- 1 9 2 0.119 34% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
73 73 8 1 1986-06-16 BAL DET Frank Tanana behind 0-1 b 5 1 --- 1 9 2 0.157 54% Home Run
74 74 9 1 1986-07-19 BAL MIN Neal Heaton tied 0-0 b 2 1 --- 1 6 2 0.109 64% Home Run
75 75 10 1 1986-07-24 BAL CHW Joe Cowley ahead 4-0 b 1 2 1-3 3 9 2 0.090 96% Home Run; Sheets Scores; O'Malley Scores
76 76 11 1 1986-07-25 BAL CHW Bob James ahead 2-1 b 8 0 --- 1 9 2 0.072 94% Home Run
77 77 12 1 1986-09-17 BAL @ NYY Mike Armstrong ahead 7-3 t 9 2 --- 1 9 2 0.010 99% Home Run
78 78 13 1 1986-09-30 BAL @ BOS Jeff Sellers behind 0-2 t 3 0 --- 1 9 2 0.100 39% Home Run
1987 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
79 79 1 1 1987-04-12 CLE BAL Eric Bell behind 0-7 b 6 0 --- 1 9 2 0.016 4% Home Run
1988 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
80 80 1 1 1988-04-09 LAD @ ATL Jim Acker ahead 6-2 t 8 0 --- 5,(2-2)  1 8 2 0.015 99% Home Run (Fly Ball to LF Line)
81 81 2 1 1988-06-17 (2) LAD SDP Dennis Rasmussen behind 2-4 b 7 1 --- 1,(0-0)  1 6 2 0.132 28% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
82 82 3 1 1988-06-19 (1) LAD SDP Greg Booker ahead 11-1 b 7 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 7 2 0.000 100% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
83 83 4 1 1988-06-26 LAD @ CIN Tom Browning ahead 3-2 t 4 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 7 2 0.113 75% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
84 84 5 1 1988-07-26 (1) LAD @ SFG Terry Mulholland tied 1-1 t 7 0 -2- 3,(0-2)  2 8 2 0.228 84% Home Run; Hamilton Scores
85 85 6 1 1988-08-05 LAD @ HOU Jim Deshaies behind 2-4 t 4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  2 7 2 0.209 47% Home Run; Shelby Scores
86 86 7 1 1988-09-10 LAD CIN Rob Murphy ahead 3-0 b 8 2 1-- 5,(1-2)  2 8 2 0.020 100% Home Run; Woodson Scores
1989 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
87 87 1 1 1989-05-02 LAD PIT Neal Heaton ahead 1-0 b 5 2 -23 4,(1-2)  3 5 2 0.205 94% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Randolph Scores; Murray Scores
88 88 2 1 1989-08-23 LAD @ MON Dennis Martinez tied 0-0 t 22 0 --- 1 6 2 0.351 85% Home Run
89 89 3 1 1989-09-10 LAD @ SDP Mark Grant ahead 5-2 t 4 0 --- 5,(3-1)  1 6 2 0.060 90% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
90 90 4 1 1989-09-17 LAD ATL Joe Boever tied 3-3 b 11 0 --- 2,(1-0)  1 8 2 0.377 100% Walk-Off Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
1990 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
91 91 1 1 1990-05-18 LAD PHI Bruce Ruffin tied 0-0 b 3 0 --- 6,(3-2)  1 7 2 0.123 68% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
92 92 2 2 1990-05-18 LAD PHI Bruce Ruffin behind 1-2 b 5 0 --- 5,(1-2)  1 7 2 0.165 56% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
1991 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB Pit(cnt) RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
93 93 1 1 1991-04-12 MIL @ TOR Denis Boucher behind 1-2 t 5 1 1-- 7,(3-2)  2 8 2 0.247 61% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Randolph Scores; Dempsey Scores
94 94 2 1 1991-05-04 MIL MIN Steve Bedrosian behind 2-7 b 9 2 -2- 6,(3-2)  2 8 2 0.003 0% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Bichette Scores/unER; Dempsey Scores/unER
95 95 3 1 1991-07-13 MIL CHW Greg Hibbard tied 1-1 b 4 2 12- 8,(3-2)  3 8 2 0.297 85% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Sheffield Scores; Bichette Scores; Dempsey Scores
96 96 4 1 1991-08-21 MIL @ TOR Jimmy Key ahead 1-0 t 7 0 1-- 5,(2-2)  2 8 2 0.164 89% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Gantner Scores; Dempsey Scores

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