Baseball legend Speaks at WC
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Rick Dempsey, the Most Valuable Player of the 1983 World Series and a former star catcher for the Baltimore Orioles, spoke at Washington College on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 at an event moderated by former Maryland Governor and Easton Yankees pitcher Harry Hughes. “A Conversation with Rick Dempsey”.
Dempsey played 24 seasons of Major League Baseball with six teams, including 11 and one-half with the Orioles. He is tied for eighth in MLB history in seasons played and is one of only three catchers to play in four different decades. He played on three World Series teams and won two championships, including 1983 when he was named the World Series MVP in the Orioles’ five-game series win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
More recently, Dempsey has been teaming with Jim Hunter for 4 years hosting the “O’s Xtra” pre- and post-game shows on MASN. Dempsey also serves as an analyst on a selection of game broadcasts. Prior to joining the team’s broadcast operations, Dempsey spent five years on the Orioles’ coaching staff.
Dempsey, whose discourse on life, liberty, and baseball met with much applause, joined the ranks of many high-profile former Major Leaguers who have given talks at the College in the last decade. The Washington College baseball team has also presented talks by Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Brooks Robinson and former Oriole center fielder Paul Blair