FAQs on Working with Rick Dempsey

Why should I hire Rick Dempsey?

Rick is a dynamic speaker with experience at a wide variety of events nationwide. His charming personality and amazing stories, both about baseball and life, enable him to connect with and inspire any audience. He is available for all types of events including golf outings, parties, or any appearance where a vibrant personality is required.

Where is Rick based out of? Can he travel to my event?

Rick lives in Baltimore during baseball season and California during off season. He can come to your out of state event however you will need to provide travel and hotel arrangements during his stay.

What types of events is Rick available for?

 Rick is available for autograph signings, trade show appearances, private corporate events, singing appearances (yes, he has an incredible voice!), golf outings, motivational speaking engagements, catching instruction, and TV/radio commercials.

How long can Rick speak for?

 Typically Rick speaks for one hour and many times he stays longer for questions and autographs. However, Rick can speak for longer or shorter lengths of time depending on your event requirements.

Would Rick do a Q&A with the audience?


Will Rick sign autographs before, after, or as a part of the event?

Yes, any format works, whatever is best for your event.

Will Rick pose for photos?


Is Rick available to be a spokesperson for my company or to appear in a commercial? How much does this typically cost?

Yes. The cost is usually dependent on the duration and scope of the opportunity but we always figure out the economics and make it beneficial for your bottom line goals.

What are Rick’s rates for a speaking engagement or personal appearance?

 A 2 hour appearance is in the range of $4500 to $7000.

How far in advance do I need to book Rick for an event?

 Two weeks

My company is not related to sports or baseball. Is Rick still a good choice for my event?

Yes! Rick’s stories and advice go way beyond the world of baseball. As a speaker, he never fails to connect with his audience and share his views on life in a way that is relatable for everyone.

Is Rick available for coaching, catching lessons, or baseball camps?

 Yes, individuals and groups.

What is Rick’s favorite baseball story?

 Rick has many amazing Earl Weaver stories and of course the Babe Ruth tarp story.

Who does Rick think is the best catcher in the game today?

  Rick likes Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals.