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- Former Major League Baseball Pitcher
- Director of the St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes


A former left-handed pitcher for the Cardinals, Rick Horton spent seven years in the Major Leagues, playing for St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Chicago White Sox.  He originally signed with the Cardinals in 1980 after playing for the University of Virginia, where he earned a Systems Engineering degree.  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 starter and relief pitcher for the club and had 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. 

Though best known by the public at large for his years in baseball, Rick Horton is a man of diversity and has been the Director of the St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes since 1993. Horton has assisted with Baseball Chapel with the Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams football team in leading chapel and Bible studies. Additionally, Horton is a much sought-after speaker by such corporate giants as IBM, General American Life, Anheuser-Busch, Anheuser-Busch Credit Union, St. Louis Rams, the Governor’s Leadership Conference and the Vitae Caring Foundation addressing issues such as teamwork and achievement and telling entertaining stories from the game.

Rick Horton has been a broadcaster on Cardinals telecasts for the last eleven seasons.  He is part of the Fox Sports Midwest television crew and KMOX radio team doing Play by Play and Commentary on approximately 100 games. Horton also provides pre-game and post-game analysis for Fox Sports Midwest Live.  He began his broadcasting career filling in on KMOX radio for Cardinals games in 1997.  In 2011 he won an Emmy for Sports Announcer Play by Play.  In 2008 he won a National Sportsmanship Award presented by the St. Louis Sports Commission for exemplary contributions to the highest ethical standards and citizenship through sport.



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Man Up- Parkland Chapel

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Interview at Christ Church


"Your message was both powerful and timely."
-St. Louis Rams Football

"...thank you for providing such an outstanding presentation for us at our Father/Son Banquet last week."
-Asbury United Methodist Church

“I can’t say enough good things about Rick Horton.  His demeanor and professionalism were immeasurable.  Having Rick as our scheduled speaker for the Spring Banquet created much excitement for this community prior to the event and he did not disappoint – he was exceptional!  He was approachable and very easy to work with.  He did a great job sharing the pro-life message and people left excited to join in the cause!  Feedback from our donors was off the charts!”
- Debbie Geist, Life Network Pregnancy Resource Center

"Everyone loved Rick! We could see he took the time to view our website and read the material we sent to him in advance of the event. We could not have been more satisfied with his presentation."
-VITAE Caring Foundation

"Rick, your talk last week on Dreams, Visions and Choices was VERY well received by our members. You managed to combine a message mixed with humor to keep everyone interested. We received many favorable comments."
-Glenn Smith, APWA-Missouri Chapter

"Very positive. Rick was very well received and a highlight of our conference. Adding stories and anecdotes from his playing days kept everyone interested. The talk was motivational and relevant to all, including non-sports fans.
-Missouri Chapter, American Public Works Assn.

"Rick was gracious, and accomodating and attentive to everyone who approached him. His presentation was very funny and entertaining. It was just what we wanted - and more!"
-Larry Kulp, Alton-Marquette Booster Club