An all-around good guy and class act, Rick Horton has always represented the St. Louis Cardinals well, whether on the mound or in the broadcast booth. He spent seven seasons as a starter and reliever in the major leagues, debuting with the Cardinals in 1984 and appearing in the ‘85 and ’87 World Series. Well-respected in the clubhouse and by St. Louis fans, Rick had one of his best years in ’87 when he compiled an 8-3 record, pitched 125 innings, and recorded 55 strikeouts. Today, Rick is part of the Cardinals’ broadcast team, serving as an analyst for KSDK-TV and FSN Midwest. He is also among a long line of St. Louis athletes who stayed in the Gateway City and contributed to the community after their playing days ended. As the director of the St. Louis Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rick serves as a spiritual advisor, helping area athletes deal with issues related to identity, failure, success and performance from a biblical point of view. He is also a sought-after public speaker.
Rick is the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2008 AT&T National Sportsmanship Awards honoree. Past Cardinals award recipients include Lou Brock and Josh Kinney.