Rick Horton provided color commentary on all KSDK Cardinals broadcasts as well as baseball analyst for Fox Sports Midwest for the past four seasons. He provided color commentary for three previous seasons on KPLR telecasts (2004-06) and was a co-anchor on the WB11 post-game show, Extras Innings, in 2003. Horton has filled in on the Cardinals Radio Network and Cardinals television broadcasts since 1997.
A former left-handed pitcher for the Cardinals. Rick spent seven years in the Major Leagues, playing for St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Chicago White Sox. He made his Major League debut with the Cardinals in 1984 and participated in the 1985 and 1987 World Series with the Redbirds and won the Series in 1988 while with the Dodgers. Horton was both a starts and relief pitcher for the club and has one of his best years in 1987 when he went 8-3 in 67 games, pitching 125 innings with 55 strikeouts. In 1991, he spent the season as a pitching coach in the Cleveland Indians minor league system.
After retiring from his Major League playing career, Horton remained in the St. Louis area where he has been active in the Greater St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, serving as the Director of the St. Louis FCA since 1993. Horton has assisted with Baseball Chapel with the Cardinals and also works with the St. Louis Rams football team in leading chapel and Bible studies. Horton, and his wife, Ann, reside in St. Louis and have two children; Jen and Drew.