Horton pitched for seven seasons in the majors, playing from 1984-1990 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 325 games he posted a 32-27 record with 15 saves and a 3.76 ERA. Horton pitched mostly out of the bullpen although he did make 53 starts in his career. His best year was 1986 when he won four games and had a 2.24 ERA in 100.1 innings for St. Louis.
Horton pitched in the World Series twice for the Cardinals. He appeared in three games of the 1985 series, which St. Louis lost to Kansas City. He then pitched in two games of the 1987 series, which the Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins. He was a member of the Cardinals’ team that beat the Oakland A’s in the 1988 World Series, but he did not make an appearance in that series. However, he did pitch in four games of the 1988 NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ricky Horton – career stats