Rick Dempsey, Color Analyst/ Co-Host of O’s Xtra
Dempsey has spent 34 seasons in professional baseball as a player, scout and manager. In 2002 Rick became first base coach and catching instructor for the Baltimore Orioles. Previously, he was the Los Angeles Dodgers’ bullpen coach.
After his playing days in Baltimore, Rick signed as a free agent with Cleveland in 1987. He left the Orioles having caught more games than anyone in club history. A reserve role with the Dodgers came after Cleveland and after a year in Milwaukee, Rick returned to Baltimore to finish his memorable career in 1992.
Many standout moments come from appearances in 11 league championship series and 14 World Series games, including 2 championships. As 1983’s World Series MVP, Dempsey batted .385 with the game-winning RBI in Game Two. He added a home run and double in the Game Five clincher to beat the Phillies for the title.
This past decade he has managed minor league teams for the Dodgers, Mets and in the International League in addition to serving as advance scout for the Rockies. Dempsey was previously as a television analyst for Comcast SportsNet.