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Rick Dempsey Hits Home Run With Holiday CD

October 12, 2009

By Ray Schulte

Rick Dempsey broke into the big leagues Sept. 23, 1969 with the Minnesota Twins, and he went on to enjoy a 24-year career playing for the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers and, of course, the Baltimore Orioles.

(Courtesy of Vista Records)
An Oriole fan-favorite since his playing days, Dempsey currently provides Baltimore baseball fans with great insight as an in-studio analyst for the MASN network's broadcast of Orioles games. 

Now, Dempsey is about to break into the ranks of professional singers and entertainers.  Vista Records recently announced the CD release of "Rick Dempsey's Home Run Holiday with the Deanna Bogart Band." Yes, the former 1983 World Series MVP has collaborated with two-time Blues Music Award winner and renowned producer Deanna Bogart on a collection of holiday classics. 

Included are songs such as a blues version of "Merry Christmas Baby," a duet of "What Are You Doing News Years Eve," and holiday favorite "Joy To The World." Dempsey's soothing, down-home vocals will surprise many. In addition to Dempsey, Bogart and her band, the CD features members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Scott Ambush, Mike Aubin, Dan Leonard, Matt Wigler and the Knight Brothers.

Dempsey and the Deanna Bogart Band will be making a limited number of live appearances in and around the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.

"Home Run Holiday" will be released Oct. 20. For more information, check out

Sports Boosters Of Maryland Announce Dinner With Ray Rice

The Sports Boosters, a local non-profit organization, is excited to announce a member dinner honoring Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. The dinner event will be held Nov. 11. For more information, visit

While visiting the Sports Boosters Web site, check to see when and where the group will be holding the next "Networking Happy Hour," a great opportunity to meet new friends to talk sports, collectibles and business in a social setting. Announces Online Memorabilia Auction is proud to announce the start of its fall/winter sports and entertainment online memorabilia auction.

Visit and check out vintage memorabilia such as a Babe Ruth-signed NBC Radio contract; Mike Curtis Super Bowl V game-worn jersey; Michael Jordan-signed golf bag; an original Lou Gehrig "Rawhide" movie poster; Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer and Tippy Martinez game-used gloves; and Baltimore Orioles multi-signed team baseballs circa '69 throughout the '70s from the Vincent Greco Collection, to name just a few.

Visit today to register, preview and start bidding.  The online auction will end Nov. 30 at 9:15 p.m. will be displaying many of the items from the auction at various events throughout Baltimore. Visit to find out when and where they will be set up for display.

Football Hall Of Famer Gino Marchetti To Make Rare Appearance At Sports Legends Museum

Former Baltimore Colt All-Pro defensive lineman and Hall of Famer Gino Marchetti will make a signing appearance at Sports Legends Museum Nov. 29 prior to the Baltimore Ravens' home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Marchetti will be present to sign public autographs from 5-7 p.m., and Sports Legends Museum will be conducting a tailgate event party at the Museum from 4-8 p.m. Visit for all the tailgating details.

Issue 142: October 2009