Joey Votto

Baseball Player
Born Sep 10, 1983

Joseph Daniel "Joey" Votto, is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. In 2010, he won the National League MVP Award, the National League Hank Aaron Award, and the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year.

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  • No Silver Slugger For Votto Cincinnati.Com
    Google News - Nov 10, 2016
  • Votto Powers Reds Past Reeling Pirates 8 7
    NYTimes - Sep 11, 2016
  • Votto's 4 Hits Lead Reds To 9 8 Win Over Brewers
    NYTimes - Mar 29, 2016
  • Votto Hits First Homer, Reds Beat Angels 8 5
    NYTimes - Mar 07, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joey Votto.


1983 Birth Votto was born on September 10, 1983 to Wendy (Howell) and Joseph Votto in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up in Etobicoke, a district in the west end of Toronto. … Read More


1997 13 Years Old Votto enrolled in high school at Richview Collegiate Institute in 1997. … Read More
2002 18 Years Old Votto was drafted out of high school in the second round of the 2002 MLB amateur draft by the Reds (44th overall), After his first two professional seasons with the Reds' rookie-level affiliates, he burst onto the scene in 2004 with the Class A Dayton Dragons, hitting 26 doubles and 14 home runs with a batting average of .302. … Read More


2005 - 2006 3 More Events
…  He made his MLB debut with the Reds in 2007. … Read More
2008 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Beginning with the 2008 season, Votto shared time platooning at first base with Scott Hatteberg until Manager Dusty Baker began playing Votto as the Reds' starting first baseman in early April. … Read More
Votto played for Canada in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. … Read More
Votto started the 2010 season by going 3-for-5 with a home run and a run batted in. … Read More
2011 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Votto homered in the Reds' first game of the 2011 season, a solo homer off Kameron Loe of the Brewers. … Read More
2012 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 2, 2012, Votto signed a 10-year, $225 million contract extension with the Reds, running through the 2024 season. … Read More
2013 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Votto played for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. … Read More


2014 30 Years Old On May 21, 2014, Votto was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps. … Read More
2015 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 6, 2015, Votto was ejected following a strikeout where he threw his helmet down in frustration. … Read More
2016 32 Years Old After an abysmal start to the 2016 season, hitting a season-low .213 on May 31, Votto became the first player in MLB since Ichiro Suzuki in 2004 to hit .400 after the All-Star Break. … Read More
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