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Ricky HortonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1991 MLB Years: 1984-1990
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PositionsP-475, OF-1Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRicky Neal Horton
Height6-2Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJuly 30,1959 [58.331]PlacePoughkeepsie,New York
High SchoolF.D. Roosevelt (Hyde Park,NY)
CollegeUniversity of Virginia (Charlottesville,VA)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals [Team Picks] in the 4th round (93rd overall) of the 1980 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the San Francisco Giants [Team Picks] in the 20th round (500th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsRoland JohnsonTim Thompson
MLB DebutApril 7,1984 [24.252]
OrganizationsSLN [10] LAN [2] CHA [1] CLE [1] MIL [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID12995Retrosheet IDhortr001MLBAM ID116163
RelationshipsBrother of David Horton
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Chicago White Sox in 1988
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts33Walks62Hittable40SO/BB45vsPower40Hitting19Durability68Team.518Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1980VirginiaCollegeNCAAJrS/R20532.701192400066.263220030700001.398.50--4.059.452.33.625-
1980Gastonia CardinalsSALAsln-S/R20243.6414311000142.0302117325301001.316.430.645.366.431.20.333-
1980St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+sln-S/R20026.12651000025.0291817117138001.8410.440.366.124.680.76.000-
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0264.5720812000167.0593934442439001.517.930.545.645.781.02.2504.13
1981St. Petersburg CardinalsFSLA+sln-S/R21734.412815132182100.01015249649667001.509.090.544.415.941.35.700-
1982Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-ST22963.15161605200108.2834538652906001.246.870.504.317.451.73.600-
1982Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-S/R22236.69862001036.0473127611373001.6011.641.492.729.173.36.400-
1982Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST01194.03242225210144.1130766512631279001.338.070.743.917.882.02.5503.34
1983Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-S/R231064.82302463110157.017799842058928001.5010.151.153.325.271.59.625-
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49S/R24943.443718191171125.214053481439765611.4210.031.002.795.441.95.6923.96
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49Rel25322.91493460010189.2843029534593231.328.430.503.415.921.74.6003.33
1986Springfield CardinalsMidwAsln-ST26000.0011000002.02000020001.009.00----9.000.00--
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49S/R26432.244293310123100.0772525726491011.036.910.632.334.401.88.5713.51
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49Rel27833.826766100247125.012758531542553401.359.141.083.023.961.31.7274.56
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26Rel286104.865294310122109.01206459636280351.439.880.492.962.300.78.3754.10
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29Rel28115.001201200109.011752280001.4411.002.002.008.004.00.5004.55
1989Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-ST29101.0022000009.08110210001.118.00--2.001.000.501.000-
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29Rel29005.0623023006026.2351515111120011.7211.810.343.714.051.09-3.70
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49S/R29034.731183001045.2502424210140001.319.850.391.972.761.40.0003.38
1990Denver ZephyrsAmerAAAmil-ST30314.81550000024.037171327101001.8113.680.742.593.701.43.750-
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49Rel30114.9332032008142.0522523322181111.7611.140.644.713.860.82.5004.52
1991Canton/Akron IndiansEastAAcle-Rel31123.6725025007127.025121115230001.118.330.331.677.674.60.333-
1991Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcle-Rel31326.6722022006127.037212047180001.6312.331.332.336.002.57.600-
1991Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0445.17470470013254.0623331512410001.3710.330.832.006.833.42.5003.21
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter32273.7632553272318115671.0696301281552223191316121.369.300.742.974.261.44.5421.16
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter38294.471577780104235557.05763172774923338234001.459.280.793.766.161.64.567-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter19125.146737303181253.2306169145328515812001.5410.861.143.025.611.86.613-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1083.254116255271135.210857497571136001.227.160.463.787.501.98.556-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter754.753420142182125.013070667667915001.579.360.504.755.691.20.583-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter243.4815411000144.0322117325321001.306.550.615.116.551.28.333-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter532.701192400066.263220030700001.408.51--4.059.452.33.625-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter25163.4423844194216213526.053021520246173271131361.339.030.782.954.621.57.610-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6104.865294310122109.01206459636280351.439.880.492.962.300.78.375-
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter115.0535035007035.2462220313200011.6511.610.763.285.051.54.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1093.76106178910265220.0227989218731044541.369.300.742.974.261.44.5261.16
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15114.476230324292220.0227125109199215113001.459.280.793.766.161.64.577-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49p2439312200000011306000.065.094.065.1592038.111.000.032.0792.6334.2113.000.000.000.00
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49p254916110000003502000.063.211.063.2741021.091.000.188.15814.2923.811.670.000.000.00
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49p264218010000005302000.056.261.056.3171025.067.000.278.19320.0012.000.600.000.000.00
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49p276829251000001900000.172.200.207.4076130.250.035.069.1853.3330.009.000.000.0020.00
1989Louisville RedbirdsAmerAAAsln-p2922010001000001000.500.500.5001.000103.500.000.000.4550.000.000.000.000.000.00
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29p29231000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49p291111031000000102000.273.273.364.6374113.300.091.091.2840.007.690.000.000.0033.33
1989Totals for NL-NL         3412031000000202000.250.250.333.5834114.300.083.083.2610.0014.290.000.000.0033.33
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln49p30324000000000101000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2641105122000001033013000.109.183.127.310142133.156.018.109.0007.5224.813.300.000.0016.67
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter22010001000001000.500.500.5001.000103.500.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter22010001000001000.500.500.5001.000103.500.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter2411095122000001032013000.110.185.128.313142132.156.018.110.0007.5824.243.200.000.0016.67
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter231000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162683710000062008000.109.183.127.3109182.156.018.109.0007.5224.813.300.000.0016.67
Average Minor - Per 162 games162162081000810000081000.500.500.5001.000810243.500.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1980Gastonia Cardinals SALAsln20P14--212221614.8751.00------14100.010.0
1981St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln21P28--4231-2827.9640.96------28100.021.2
1982Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln22P16--621112827.9641.69------16100.011.8
1982Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln22P8--25--771.0000.88------8100.05.9
1983Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln23P30--520142625.9620.83------30100.022.2
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24P37-125535334340.9301.080.32-----3994.922.8
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25P49-899212-3230.9380.610.34-----49100.030.2
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26P42-100424-328281.0000.670.28-----42100.026.1
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27P67-1251231224543.9560.640.34-----6898.541.4
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27OF1---------------681.50.6
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28P52-109523243028.9330.540.26-----52100.032.3
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28P12-9-4--441.0000.330.44-----12100.07.5
1989Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln29P2---6-1661.0003.00------2100.01.4
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29P23-2614--551.0000.220.19-----23100.014.4
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29P11-4519-210101.0000.910.22-----11100.06.8
1990Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil30P5---51165.8331.00------5100.03.4
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30P32-42214-216161.0000.500.38-----32100.019.8
1991Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle31P25--351-98.8890.32------25100.017.9
1991Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle31P22---6-2661.0000.27------22100.015.8
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P325-67039165916213204.9580.630.30-----3250.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P67--742285149.9610.73------670.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P41--926213735.9460.85------410.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P28--4231-2827.9640.96------280.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P14--212221614.8751.00------140.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1980Gastonia Cardinals SALAsln2014----------
1981St. Petersburg Cardinals FSLA+sln2128----------
1982Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln2216----------
1982Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln228----------
1983Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln2330----------
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2437----------
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2549----------
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2642----------
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2767--------1-
1988Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2852----------
1988Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2812----------
1989Louisville Redbirds AmerAAAsln292----------
1989Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan2923----------
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln2911----------
1990Denver Zephyrs AmerAAAmil305----------
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3032----------
1991Canton/Akron Indians EastAAcle3125----------
1991Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle3122----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1985St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB25009.003003.0432102.0012.000.006.003.000.500.00.000
1985St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB25006.753004.0435502.259.000.0011.2511.251.000.00.000
1987St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB27000.001003.0200200.676.000.000.006.0000.00.000
1987St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB27006.002003.0520101.6715.000.000.003.0000.00.000
1988Los Angeles DodgersChamp. SeriesMLB28000.004004.1402301.468.310.004.156.231.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs002.61808000010.31003046001.358.710.003.485.231.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs006.4350500007.0905056002.0011.570.006.437.711.200.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1985St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB2531000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs31000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2004St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln44Broadcaster16210557.648--1Tony La RussaLost World Series (Red Sox)
2005St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln45Broadcaster16210062.617--1Tony La RussaLost NLCS (Astros)
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln46Broadcaster1618378.516--1Tony La RussaWon World Series (Tigers)
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln47Broadcaster1627884.4817.03Tony La Russa
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln48Broadcaster1628676.53111.54Tony La Russa
2009St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln49Broadcaster1629171.562--2Tony La RussaLost in NLDS (LA Dodgers)
2010St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBMLBsln50Broadcaster1628676.5315.02Tony La Russa
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1990-09-05Released by Brewers. 
1990-08-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Brewers. 
1990-07-25Released by Cardinals. 
1989-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-07-20ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1989-07-16Released by Dodgers. 
1988-08-30TradeTraded by White Sox to Dodgers for Shawn Hillegas. 
1988-02-09TradeTraded by Cardinals with Lance Johnson and Cash to White Sox for Jose DeLeon. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll25110,000-4942418370,78060,000110,000
1986St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll26275,000-3551250386,34760,000385,000
1987St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll27410,000-2331067++344,90660,000795,000
1988Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll28532,500-2071371++392,10762,5001,327,500
1988Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll28532,500-207571++392,10762,5001,327,500
1989St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll2968,000-6082720429,80262,5001,395,500
1989Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll2968,000-6083020429,80262,5001,395,500
1990St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll30120,000-5562320515,727100,0001,515,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red