New “Baseball As It Was” Podcast: Rick Dempsey

In a career that covered 24 seasons and four decades, Rick Dempsey possessed endearing qualities as both a durable catcher and a unique personality. Our lineup of topics discussed with Rick includes:

-His relationship with his Orioles Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver

-How the World Series loss in 1979 to the Pittsburgh Pirates was motivation to winning it all in 1983 against the Philadelphia Phillies, a series in which he was named the Most Valuable Player

-His heavyweight home plate collision with Bo Jackson

-The inspiration behind his comic “rain delay theater”

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