153. Rick Dempsey, baseball

The Most Valuable Player of the 1983 World Series, when he hit .385 &mdash; more than 150 points above his career mark &mdash; Dempsey epitomized blue-collar Baltimore. A gritty defensive standout, he caught more games (1,230) than anyone else in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000160" title="Baltimore Orioles" href="/topic/sports/baseball/baltimore-orioles-ORSPT000160.topic">Orioles</a> history and twice led <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15007001" title="American League" href="/topic/sports/baseball/american-league-15007001.topic">American League</a> catchers in fielding. His signature move (to the fans' delight): running the bases, a la <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT006406" title="Babe Ruth" href="/topic/sports/babe-ruth-PESPT006406.topic">Babe Ruth</a>, during rain delays.

( UPI photo / October 16, 1983 )

The Most Valuable Player of the 1983 World Series, when he hit .385 — more than 150 points above his career mark — Dempsey epitomized blue-collar Baltimore. A gritty defensive standout, he caught more games (1,230) than anyone else in Orioles history and twice led American League catchers in fielding. His signature move (to the fans' delight): running the bases, a la Babe Ruth, during rain delays.

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