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Rick Dempsey

John Rikard Dempsey

Positions: Catcher and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 13, 1949 in Fayetteville, Tennessee, United States
High School: Crespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 15th round of the 1967 MLB June Amateur Draft from Crespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA).

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1967 17 -2.2 Twins GULF Rk MIN 40 112 102 9 21 4 3 0 9 1 2 7 12 .206 .250 .304 .554 31 0 0 3
1968 18 -2.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A MIN 84 332 305 60 87 12 7 8 67 3 0 24 46 .285 .337 .449 .787 137 1 0 2
1968 18 Twins FLIL WRk MIN
1968 18 -2.1 Auburn NYPL A- MIN 73 296 270 48 79 10 7 7 61 3 0 23 39 .293 .348 .459 .807 124 1 0 2
1968 18 -3.3 Wisconsin Rapids MIDW A MIN 11 36 35 12 8 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 7 .229 .250 .371 .621 13 0 0 0
1969 19 -2.1 Twins FLIN WRk MIN 22 64 57 6 12 1 0 0 6 0 1 6 11 .211 .281 .228 .509 13 0 0 1
1969 19 -2.4 Wisconsin Rapids MIDW A MIN 50 177 151 35 55 11 2 6 31 7 1 25 12 .364 .458 .583 1.040 88 1 0 0
1969 19 -8.3 MIN AL MLB MIN 5 7 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .571 .667 1.238 4 0 0 0 0 0
1970 20 -3.1 Charlotte SOUL AA MIN 105 390 351 28 86 20 6 4 42 4 1 35 66 .245 .314 .370 .685 130 1 2 1
1970 20 -7.6 MIN AL MLB MIN 5 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 1 0 0 0 0
1971 21 -2.1 Charlotte DIXA AA MIN 105 382 338 39 82 16 2 8 47 3 1 42 28 .243 .328 .373 .701 126 1 1 0
1971 21 -6.7 MIN AL MLB MIN 6 14 13 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .308 .357 .385 .742 5 1 0 0 0 0
1972 22 -3.6 Tacoma PCL AAA MIN 48 176 161 13 38 6 2 3 18 2 1 12 27 .236 .290 .354 .644 57 1 0 2
1972 22 -5.8 MIN AL MLB MIN 25 47 40 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 .200 .304 .225 .529 9 2 0 1 0 0
1973 23 -1.9 Syracuse IL AAA NYY 122 451 387 53 96 14 4 6 47 11 4 55 43 .248 .338 .351 .689 136 1 1 7
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1973 23 -5.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 6 13 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .182 .432 2 1 0 1 0 0
1974 24 -3.7 NYY AL MLB NYY 43 119 109 12 26 3 0 2 12 1 0 8 7 .239 .288 .321 .609 35 5 0 1 1 0
1975 25 -2.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 71 170 145 18 38 8 0 1 11 0 0 21 15 .262 .353 .338 .691 49 5 0 3 1 1
1976 26 -1.5 2 Teams AL MLB BAL-NYY 80 240 216 12 42 2 0 0 12 1 1 18 21 .194 .263 .204 .466 44 2 2 4 0 0
1976 26 -1.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 21 48 42 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 4 .119 .213 .119 .332 5 0 0 1 0 0
1976 26 -1.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 59 192 174 11 37 2 0 0 10 1 1 13 17 .213 .275 .224 .499 39 2 2 3 0 0
1977 27 -0.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 91 314 270 27 61 7 4 3 34 2 3 34 34 .226 .314 .315 .629 85 9 2 5 3 1
1978 28 0.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 136 498 441 41 114 25 0 6 32 7 3 48 54 .259 .327 .356 .683 157 11 0 3 6 2
1979 29 1.2 BAL AL MLB BAL 124 413 368 48 88 23 0 6 41 0 1 38 37 .239 .307 .351 .658 129 12 0 3 4 1
1980 30 2.0 BAL AL MLB BAL 119 406 362 51 95 26 3 9 40 3 1 36 45 .262 .333 .425 .759 154 11 3 4 1 1
1981 31 2.3 BAL AL MLB BAL 92 287 251 24 54 10 1 6 15 0 1 32 36 .215 .306 .335 .641 84 5 1 3 0 1
1982 32 3.2 BAL AL MLB BAL 125 402 344 35 88 15 1 5 36 0 3 46 37 .256 .339 .349 .688 120 10 0 7 5 1
1983 33 4.2 BAL AL MLB BAL 128 400 347 33 80 16 2 4 32 1 1 40 54 .231 .311 .323 .634 112 9 3 5 5 1
1984 34 5.3 BAL AL MLB BAL 109 380 330 37 76 11 0 11 34 1 2 40 58 .230 .312 .364 .676 120 11 1 5 4 0
1985 35 6.1 BAL AL MLB BAL 132 420 362 54 92 19 0 12 52 0 1 50 87 .254 .345 .406 .751 147 2 1 5 2 0
1986 36 7.2 BAL AL MLB BAL 122 382 327 42 68 15 1 13 29 1 0 45 78 .208 .309 .379 .689 124 5 3 7 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1987 37 8.6 CLE AL MLB CLE 60 170 141 16 25 10 0 1 9 0 0 23 29 .177 .295 .270 .565 38 4 1 4 1 0
1988 38 9.9 LAD NL MLB LAD 77 198 167 25 42 13 0 7 30 1 0 25 44 .251 .338 .455 .793 76 4 0 0 6 0
1989 39 10.6 LAD NL MLB LAD 79 183 151 16 27 7 0 4 16 1 0 30 37 .179 .319 .305 .623 46 5 1 1 0 3
1990 40 11.7 LAD NL MLB LAD 62 151 128 13 25 5 0 2 15 1 0 23 29 .195 .318 .281 .599 36 8 0 0 0 0
1991 41 12.5 MIL AL MLB MIL 61 174 147 15 34 5 0 4 21 0 2 23 20 .231 .329 .347 .676 51 7 0 1 3 1
1992 42 13.4 BAL AL MLB BAL 8 11 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .111 .273 .111 .384 1 1 0 0 0 0
MLB (24 seasons) MLB 1766 5407 4692 525 1093 223 12 96 471 20 19 592 736 .233 .319 .347 .666 1628 131 18 63 42 13
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 554 2020 1795 237 465 83 26 35 261 31 10 200 234 .259 .333 .393 .726 705 6 4 15
Other (2 seasons) Other 22 64 57 6 12 1 0 0 6 0 1 6 11 13 0 0 1
All Levels (26 Seasons) 2342 7491 6544 768 1570 307 38 131 738 51 30 798 981 2346 131 24 67 58 13
A (2 seasons) Minors 61 213 186 47 63 13 2 7 37 7 1 26 19 .339 .423 .543 .966 101 1 0 0
AA (2 seasons) Minors 210 772 689 67 168 36 8 12 89 7 2 77 94 .244 .321 .372 .693 256 2 3 1
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 170 627 548 66 134 20 6 9 65 13 5 67 70 .245 .324 .352 .676 193 2 1 9
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1991 41 12.5 MIL AL MLB MIL 0 0 4.50 4.50 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2.000 13.5 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1967 17 Twins GULF Rk MIN 1B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
1967 17 Twins GULF Rk MIN C 26 126 110 14 2 0 .984 4.77 2
1967 17 Twins GULF Rk MIN OF 11 23 21 2 0 1 1.000 2.09
1968 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A MIN C 73 579 536 37 6 4 .990 7.85 3
1968 18 Auburn NYPL A- MIN 1B 6 38 33 3 2 5 .947 6.00
1968 18 Auburn NYPL A- MIN C 65 508 468 35 5 4 .990 7.74 3
1968 18 Auburn NYPL A- MIN OF 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00
1968 18 Wisconsin Rapids MIDW A MIN C 8 71 68 2 1 0 .986 8.75 0
1969 19 Twins FLIN WRk MIN C 18 142 121 18 3 3 .979 7.72 4
1969 19 Wisconsin Rapids MIDW A MIN C 47 384 341 30 13 6 .966 7.89 6
1969 19 MIN AL MLB MIN C 3 11.0 6 5 0 1 0 .833 4.09 1.67 0 1 0 0%
1970 20 Charlotte SOUL AA MIN 2B 1 5 4 1 0 0 1.000 5.00
1970 20 Charlotte SOUL AA MIN C 91 579 490 73 16 11 .972 6.19 12
1970 20 Charlotte SOUL AA MIN OF 8 16 12 2 2 0 .875 1.75
1970 20 MIN AL MLB MIN C 3 16.0 13 12 0 1 0 .923 6.75 4.00 0 2 0 0%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1971 21 Charlotte DIXA AA MIN C 97 667 594 65 8 6 .988 6.79 10
1971 21 Charlotte DIXA AA MIN OF 5 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1971 21 MIN AL MLB MIN C 6 37.0 36 30 4 2 0 .944 8.27 5.67 0 4 2 33%
1972 22 Tacoma PCL AAA MIN C 44 322 284 33 5 5 .984 7.20 4
1972 22 MIN AL MLB MIN C 23 113.0 73 67 5 1 0 .986 5.73 3.13 2 5 4 44%
1973 23 Syracuse IL AAA NYY C 111 663 585 69 9 12 .986 5.89 14
1973 23 NYY AL MLB NYY C 5 31.0 11 9 0 2 0 .818 2.61 1.80 0 3 0 0%
1974 24 NYY AL MLB NYY C 31 237.0 178 152 22 4 0 .978 6.61 5.61 1 6 16 73%
1974 24 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 1
1974 24 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 2 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1974 24 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 1
1975 25 NYY AL MLB NYY 3B 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1975 25 NYY AL MLB NYY C 19 116.0 86 76 8 2 0 .977 6.52 4.42 0 11 4 27%
1975 25 NYY AL MLB NYY LF 1
1975 25 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 8 62.0 18 16 1 1 1 .944 2.47 2.13
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1975 25 NYY AL MLB NYY RF 7
1976 26 2 Teams AL MLB BAL-NYY C 67 537.0 345 302 39 4 8 .988 5.72 5.09 3 27 31 53%
1976 26 2 Teams AL MLB NYY-BAL OF 7 33.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1.91 1.00
1976 26 NYY AL MLB NYY C 9 67.0 44 39 5 0 0 1.000 5.91 4.89 0 4 4 50%
1976 26 NYY AL MLB NYY OF 4 21.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 1.75
1976 26 BAL AL MLB BAL C 58 470.0 301 263 34 4 8 .987 5.69 5.12 3 23 27 54%
1976 26 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 3 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1977 27 BAL AL MLB BAL C 91 745.0 479 416 52 11 10 .977 5.65 5.14 2 30 41 58%
1978 28 BAL AL MLB BAL C 135 1146.0 726 636 79 11 14 .985 5.62 5.30 7 62 55 47%
1979 29 BAL AL MLB BAL C 124 1016.0 703 615 81 7 13 .990 6.17 5.61 5 48 45 48%
1980 30 BAL AL MLB BAL 1B 2 8.0 11 10 1 0 2 1.000 12.38 5.50
1980 30 BAL AL MLB BAL C 112 878.0 593 531 54 8 8 .987 6.00 5.22 5 53 45 46%
1980 30 BAL AL MLB BAL LF 3
1980 30 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 6 11.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.50
1980 30 BAL AL MLB BAL RF 3
1981 31 BAL AL MLB BAL C 90 665.0 420 384 35 1 6 .998 5.67 4.66 4 30 24 44%
1982 32 BAL AL MLB BAL C 124 944.0 542 491 46 5 8 .991 5.12 4.33 5 47 27 36%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1983 33 BAL AL MLB BAL C 128 990.0 658 591 65 2 7 .997 5.96 5.13 1 60 35 37%
1984 34 BAL AL MLB BAL C 108 908.0 500 453 43 4 5 .992 4.92 4.59 4 59 23 28%
1985 35 BAL AL MLB BAL C 131 1008.0 632 575 49 8 5 .987 5.57 4.76 2 79 30 28%
1986 36 BAL AL MLB BAL C 121 922.0 719 659 53 7 9 .990 6.95 5.88 2 68 34 33%
1987 37 CLE AL MLB CLE C 59 422.0 316 293 18 5 3 .984 6.63 5.27 3 35 18 34%
1988 38 LAD NL MLB LAD C 74 451.0 366 333 29 4 4 .989 7.22 4.89 2 47 19 29%
1989 39 LAD NL MLB LAD C 62 379.0 305 265 35 5 4 .984 7.12 4.84 3 26 25 49%
1990 40 LAD NL MLB LAD C 53 315.0 242 213 27 2 3 .992 6.86 4.53 4 34 17 33%
1991 41 MIL AL MLB MIL 1B 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
1991 41 MIL AL MLB MIL C 56 408.0 271 246 23 2 4 .993 5.93 4.80 5 29 12 29%
1991 41 MIL AL MLB MIL P 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1992 42 BAL AL MLB BAL C 8 30.0 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 4.20 1.75 1 4 0 0%
MLB (2 seasons) MLB 1B 3 8.0 11 10 1 0 2 1.000 12.38 3.67
MLB (24 seasons) MLB C 1633 12325.0 8234 7367 768 99 111 .988 5.94 4.98 61 770 507 40%
MLB (3 seasons) MLB LF 5
MLB (4 seasons) MLB OF 23 113.0 28 25 2 1 1 .964 2.15 1.17
MLB (3 seasons) MLB RF 11
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 1B 7 40 35 3 2 5 .950 5.43
Minors (7 seasons) Minors C 489 3320 2940 321 59 44 .982 6.67 51
Minors (4 seasons) Minors OF 25 48 42 4 2 1 .958 1.84
All Levels (4 Seasons) 1B 10 8.0 51 45 4 2 7 .961 12.38 4.90
All Levels (26 Seasons) C 2140 12325.0 11696 10428 1107 161 158 .986 5.94 5.39 116 770 507 40%
All Levels (3 Seasons) LF 5
All Levels (8 Seasons) OF 48 113.0 76 67 6 3 2 .961 2.15 1.52
All Levels (3 Seasons) RF 11
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1993 43 Bakersfield CALL A+ LAD 1 of 1 136 42 94 .309
1994 44 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 1 of 1 139 83 56 .597
1995 45 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 1 of 1 144 75 69 .521
1997 47 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 1 of 1 142 75 67 .528
1998 48 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 1 of 1 142 70 72 .493
5 Seasons 703 345 358 .491
AAA (4 seasons) 567 303 264 .534
A+ (1 season) 136 42 94 .309

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1967 17 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk
1968 18 Auburn Twins New York-Pennsylvania League A-
1968 18 Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League A
1968 18 FIL Twins Florida Instructional League WRk
1969 19 Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League A
1969 19 FIL Twins Florida Instructional League North WRk
1969 19 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1969-09-23 1969-10-02
1970 20 Charlotte Hornets Southern League AA
1970 20 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1970-09-16 1970-09-29
1971 21 Charlotte Hornets Dixie Association AA
1971 21 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1971-09-16 1971-09-26
1972 22 Tacoma Twins Pacific Coast League AAA
1972 22 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 1972-04-16 1972-06-27
1973 23 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA
1973 23 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1973-09-06 1973-09-28
1974 24 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1974-04-20 1974-10-02
1975 25 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1975-04-11 1975-09-28
1976 26 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1976-04-08 1976-06-13
1976 26 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 2 1976-06-22 1976-10-02
1977 27 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1977-04-07 1977-09-30
1978 28 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1978-04-07 1978-09-30
1979 29 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1979-04-06 1979-09-29
1980 30 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1980-04-10 1980-10-05
1981 31 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1981-04-10 1981-10-04
1982 32 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1982-04-05 1982-10-03
1983 33 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1983-04-04 1983-10-02
1984 34 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1984-04-02 1984-09-29
1985 35 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1985-04-08 1985-10-06
1986 36 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1986-04-07 1986-10-01
1987 37 Cleveland Indians American League MLB 1 1987-04-08 1987-07-21
1988 38 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1988-04-07 1988-10-01
1989 39 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1989-04-05 1989-10-01
1990 40 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 1 1990-04-12 1990-09-28
1991 41 Milwaukee Brewers American League MLB 1 1991-04-11 1991-10-05
1992 42 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1992-06-25 1992-09-27

Sabr ID: c2d6fdd7

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