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October 27, 1990
Catcher Rick Dempsey of the Dodgers was among nine major league players who filed for repeat free agency Friday when their clubs failed to offer them salary arbitration by the deadline of midnight Thursday. Outfielder Brian Downing and pitcher Greg Minton of the Angels were among five other players who became eligible for repeat free agency but did not file. They have until Nov. 4 to submit their names.
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January 24, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
The first time Rick Dempsey heard Idina Menzel sing "Let it Go," the ice queen empowerment anthem in the Walt Disney Animation movie "Frozen," he knew he had a serious problem on his hands. "How are we going to do that in 41 languages?" said Dempsey, senior vice president of creative for Disney Character Voices International. It's Dempsey's job to internationalize Disney films -- matching voice actors in foreign territories to performances in the English-language version of a movie.
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October 15, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
The Dodgers promoted Rick Dempsey from their Class-A Bakersfield club to manage triple-A Albuquerque, replacing Bill Russell, who has joined the Dodgers as a bench coach. Former Dodger John Shelby was hired to manage Bakersfield; Tom Beyers will manage double-A San Antonio, Jon Debus at Class-A Vero Beach and Joe Vavra at Yakima, a rookie club.
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October 22, 1999 | JASON REID
Dodger coach Rick Dempsey interviewed with the Baltimore Orioles for their managerial position Thursday in Baltimore. Dempsey was scheduled to meet with Oriole owner Peter Angelos and other high-ranking club officials. Dodger General Manager Kevin Malone will wait until Dempsey's situation is resolved before making decisions about the coaching staff, team sources said. Also, Sacramento King President John Thomas remains the leading candidate for the Dodger presidency, baseball sources said.
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August 7, 1988 | MIKE HISERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Pain has a way of etching an incident into memory, which would explain why Rick Dempsey can so vividly recall an encounter he had with a certain Kansas City Royals baserunner more than a year ago. Dempsey, playing for the Cleveland Indians, was the only obstacle between the player and home plate at Royals Stadium. A veteran catcher, Dempsey knew this meant two things: 1) There would be a collision. 2) It would hurt. He did not know how much, but he had a clue.
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September 14, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is two hours before another game in another title race in the fourth decade of Rick Dempsey's baseball career. He is talking about Philadelphia's Lenny Dykstra. "I have a lot of respect for him as a player," Dempsey says. "But he's an idiot as a person." He brushes a few strands of hair from his tanned, deeply lined face and shrugs. His fight with Dykstra at home plate on Aug.
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January 24, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
The first time Rick Dempsey heard Idina Menzel sing "Let it Go," the ice queen empowerment anthem in the Walt Disney Animation movie "Frozen," he knew he had a serious problem on his hands. "How are we going to do that in 41 languages?" said Dempsey, senior vice president of creative for Disney Character Voices International. It's Dempsey's job to internationalize Disney films -- matching voice actors in foreign territories to performances in the English-language version of a movie.
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February 7, 1987
Former Baltimore Oriole catcher Rick Dempsey, a 37-year-old free agent, has signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians.
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April 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Milwaukee Brewers signed Candy Maldonado, 30, Willie Randolph 36, and Rick Dempsey, 41, all of whom impressed after being invited to camp without contracts. Maldonado will start the season in left field, Randolph will platoon at second base with Jim Gantner and Dempsey will back up catcher B.J. Surhoff.
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October 21, 1999 | JASON REID
Dodger coach Rick Dempsey will interview soon for the vacant Baltimore Oriole managerial position, industry sources said Wednesday. But he isn't the only one. Former Cleveland Indian Manager Mike Hargrove met with Oriole officials Wednesday regarding the position and he said the meeting went well.
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July 12, 1999 | JASON REID
Bullpen coach Rick Dempsey was known as tough guy during his 24-year major league career. The former catcher showed he's still a good guy to have around Sunday during a wild sixth-inning, bench-clearing brawl in a 14-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Dempsey took on several Mariners, leading to his ejection. Dempsey took exception with what several Dodgers claimed were "cheap shots" by Seattle pitcher Damaso Marte.
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April 14, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
While Crespi and Notre Dame highs renew their intense baseball rivalry today in Sherman Oaks, Rick Dempsey will be busy serving as third-base coach for the Dodgers in Arizona. Not that Dempsey, 49, doesn't retain a rooting interest. He graduated from Crespi in 1967, signed at 17 with the Minnesota Twins for $6,000 and spent 24 years in the major leagues as a catcher.
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October 15, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
The Dodgers promoted Rick Dempsey from their Class-A Bakersfield club to manage triple-A Albuquerque, replacing Bill Russell, who has joined the Dodgers as a bench coach. Former Dodger John Shelby was hired to manage Bakersfield; Tom Beyers will manage double-A San Antonio, Jon Debus at Class-A Vero Beach and Joe Vavra at Yakima, a rookie club.
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August 13, 1993 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oh, that Rick Dempsey. Doncha just bet he's having a hoot about this? Here he is, with the Bakersfield Dodgers, and in his very first season as manager, his is the worst team in the Class-A California League. With the worst record in minor league baseball. With the worst record in professional baseball. Thirty-three wins, 83 losses. Good thing the man has such a great sense of humor. Sure, you remember Dempsey. He was a one-man diversion during a rain delay.
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August 1, 1992 | Associated Press
Deion Sanders agreed to remain with the Atlanta Braves indefinitely, apparently turning his back on a $1-million reporting bonus offered by the Atlanta Falcons. Sanders plays baseball under a contract that allows him to leave the Braves and report to the Falcons any time after July 31. "We're in a pennant race, and there's no reason to leave right now--that's just not fair," Sanders said Friday night. He arrived at Candlestick Park in a limousine loaned by rap star Hammer.
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January 29, 1989
The Dodgers agreed to terms on a 1-year contract with veteran catcher Rick Dempsey Saturday. Dempsey, 39, batted .251 last season with 7 home runs and 30 runs batted in while playing 77 games last season. Dempsey earned $250,000 in 1988 and submitted an arbitration figure of $495,000. The Dodgers countered by offering $365,000. No financial terms of the deal were announced.
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