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Ricky Neal Horton

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Ricky Horton was signed as a 4th round pick in the 1980 amateur draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and scouts Roland Johnson and Tim Thompson.

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Horton pitched his only complete game shutout on June 29, 1984 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals against the San Diego Padres. Horton pitched a two hitter in that game, the only hits were a bottom of the 8th double by Kevin McReynolds and a single by Alan Wiggins. The Cardinals won the game, 5-0.

Horton pitched in 13 games in the postseason with the 1985 and 1987 St. Louis Cardinals and the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers. He did not get a decision, pitching 17 and 2/3 innings, giving up 19 hits, 8 earned runs, 9 walks and 12 strikeouts. He was on the World Series roster two years in a row in 1987 and 1988, and was a member of the World Champion 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers.

Horton later was the pitching coach of the 1992 Kinston Indians, and currently serves as an occasional broadcaster of Cardinals games.

Horton's brother, David Horton, was a minor league infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986-1987.

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