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Ryan Dempster

Chicago Cubs and MLB Network Analyst, World Series Champion, 2x All-Star

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Ryan Dempster is a co-host for MLB Network’s daily show, Intentional Talk, with Kevin Millar. In addition, he is a game and studio analyst for the Chicago Cubs on the Marquee Network. He is also the host of a talk show called Off The Mound... More

Ryan Dempster is a co-host for MLB Network’s daily show, Intentional Talk, with Kevin Millar. In addition, he is a game and studio analyst for the Chicago Cubs on the Marquee Network. He is also the host of a talk show called Off The Mound with Ryan Dempster, where he interviews celebrities, current and former players and coaches in a fun and light-hearted setting.

A 2x National League All-Star, Dempster won 132 games and saved 87 games during 16 seasons as a starter and a reliever. He pitched 200 innings or more in seven seasons, including two seasons with more than 200 strikeouts.

Dempster began his career with the Florida Marlins (1998-2002) and Cincinnati Reds (2002-2003), and after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2003, Dempster spent nine seasons with the Chicago Cubs (2004-2012) before joining the Texas Rangers (2012). After starting 29 games in 2013 for the Boston Red Sox, Dempster closed out Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, on the way to the Red Sox’s third championship in 10 years. Dempster later served as a special advisor to the Cubs.

In 2000, Dempster received the James “Tip” O’Neill Award from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, and he was the Chicago Cubs’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award for community service in 2006 and 2008. A native of Gibsons, British Columbia, Dempster was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

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