Joey Votto

Canadian baseball player Joey Votto

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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Three up, three down: Joey Votto and Alcides Escobar are the MLB's iron men
LATimes - 5 months
A look at what’s trending in MLB: THREE UP Iron men: There are two players who have started every game this year — curiously, the one with the highest on-base-plus-slugging percentage and the one with the lowest OPS, among the 86 players with at least 500 at-bats through Friday. The OPS leader:...
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Votto homers, gives bat, jersey to 6-year-old cancer patient
ABC News - 6 months
A 6-year-old cancer patient sitting in the front row at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati got a couple of neat souvenirs after Joey Votto hit a home run against the Mets
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Watch Reds' Joey Votto turn the tables on a heckler while in the on-deck circle
LATimes - 9 months
If you’re going to get personal with Joey Votto, you better be ready for the Cincinnati Reds first baseman to get personal right back at you. Some hecklers found that out Monday night during the Reds’ game against the Cleveland Indians at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. With Votto standing...
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No Silver Slugger for Votto - Cincinnati.com
Google News - over 1 year
Cincinnati.com No Silver Slugger for Votto Cincinnati.com Joey Votto has won a National League MVP award and finished in the top 10 of the voting three other times. He has never won a Silver Slugger award, despite being one of the greatest offensive players of his generation. Breaking that shutout will have ... Daniel Murphy, Wilson Ramos win Silver Slugger AwardsWashington Post First Dodgers shortstop, 3rd Dodgers rookie to win Silver SluggerTrue Blue LA Murphy, Ramos win first career Silver Slugger AwardsMASNsports.com OCRegister -MLive.com -WBAL Baltimore -Dodger Blue (blog) all 10 news articles »
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Votto Powers Reds Past Reeling Pirates 8-7
NYTimes - over 1 year
Joey Votto is having one special finish to the season. So good even he isn't sure it can continue for much longer.
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Votto's 4 Hits Lead Reds to 9-8 Win Over Brewers
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Joey Votto homered and had four hits, Brandon Phillips was 3 for 5 with two doubles and a walk-off single and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-8 on Monday night.
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Votto Hits First Homer, Reds Beat Angels 8-5
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Joey Votto hit one of Cincinnati's three homers off Matt Shoemaker, leading the Reds to an 8-5 win over a Los Angeles Angels split squad on Monday.
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Desclafani Pitches Reds Past Brewers
NYTimes - almost 3 years
Anthony Desclafani pitched eight shutout innings and Zach Cozart and Joey Votto homered as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Monday night.
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DeSclafani, Reds Beat Cubs 3-2
NYTimes - almost 3 years
Anthony DeSclafani threw seven scoreless innings, Joey Votto had two hits and drove in a run, and the Cincinnati Reds held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Tuesday night.
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Baseball-Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
April 10 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Reds 5, Cardinals 4 Joey Votto hit a pair of two-run home runs and right-hander Jason Marquis pitched six solid innings in his Cincinnati debut, lifting the Reds over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game weekend series at Great American Ball Park. Right-hander J.J. Hoover (2-0) picked up the victory for Cincinnati, which improved to 4-0. Flame-thrower Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts for his second save. ...
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Votto homers, Reds rally late for 6-5 victory over Giants
IdahoStatesman.com - almost 3 years
Joey Votto hit his first home run of the spring in the first inning and his Cincinnati Reds teammates went on to rally for five runs in the top of… Click to Continue »
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Reds choose Bryan Price for next manager
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, giving Price a three-year deal Tuesday that came with expectations that he'll take them deep into the playoffs right away. Dusty Baker led the Reds to three 90-win seasons and three playoff appearances in the last four years, their best stretch of success since Sparky Anderson managed the Big Red Machine in the 1970s. The Reds fired Baker with a year left on his two-year deal after a final-week fade that included an implosion by the pitching staff. General manager Walt Jocketty said the closing slump was a major factor in the decision to make a change. Price was a left-handed pitcher for six years in the minors, his career scuttled by elbow surgery. [...] Jocketty has several important lineup decisions to make to try to keep the Reds competitive in the NL Central, which sent three teams to the playoffs. The Pirates passed the Reds for second place and home-field advantage for the wild-card playoff during the final week of the s...
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After disappointing year, fans eager for 2014
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
The Giants closed out a disappointing season in front of huge, wildly cheering crowds, savoring the magnificent nothingness of it all. Forget the third-place finish and the bittersweet taste of regression; they're already assembling next year's roster in their minds. Heath Hembree showed the presence, command and lights-out stuff of a quality relief pitcher, quite possibly the last right-hander in a close ballgame before Sergio Romo's grand entrance. Bring back Lopez alongside a healthy Jeremy Affeldt, and there's your answer to Adrian Gonzalez, Pedro Alvarez, Freddie Freeman, Bryce Harper, Joey Votto and the rest of the league's left-handed threats in the late innings. A larger chunk of the plan will be based on faith: that Pablo Sandoval will show up 30 pounds lighter, that Marco Scutaro has a pain-free season, that Brandon Belt's new grip/approach will enable him to handle those nasty right-handed sliders down and in, that shortstop Brandon Crawford realizes it's a brand-new d...
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Pirates blow late lead, fall into tie with Reds
Fox News - over 4 years
Devin Mesoraco tied the game with a two-run infield single in the ninth inning, and Joey Votto homered in the 10th to boost the Cincinnati Reds to an improbable 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.The opener of the three-game set between the teams holding the NL's two wild card spots was nearly decided in the ninth, but the Pirates' Mark Melancon failed to hold a 5-2 lead
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Slumping Votto homers, Reds beat Dodgers 3-2
Yahoo News - over 4 years
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto emerged from his deep slump when the Reds really needed him.
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Reds Hit Wainwright Hard Again, Beat Cardinals 7-2
NYTimes - over 4 years
Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered as Cincinnati roughed up Adam Wainwright for the second start in a row Monday, leading Mat Latos and the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series between the NL Central rivals.     
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joey Votto
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 32
    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.
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  • 2015
    Age 31
    In 158 games of 2015, Votto had an MLB-leading 143 walks, a .314 batting average, 29 home runs, and 80 RBI.
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    On May 6, 2015, Votto was ejected following a strikeout where he threw his helmet down in frustration.
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  • 2014
    Age 30
    On May 21, 2014, Votto was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    In July, he was again voted as an All-Star starter for the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
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    Votto played for Team Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
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  • 2012
    Age 28
    On July 1, Votto was selected by the fans as a National League team starter in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
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    On April 2, 2012, Votto signed a 10-year, $225 million contract extension with the Reds, running through the 2024 season.
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  • 2011
    Age 27
    On July 3, Votto was voted in by the players for the 2011 All-Star Game as a reserve.
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    Votto homered in the Reds' first game of the 2011 season, a solo homer off Kameron Loe of the Brewers.
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  • 2010
    Age 26
    Votto was announced as the 2010 NL MVP, coming within one vote of winning unanimously as Albert Pujols received the other first-place vote.
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    Votto won the 2010 Hank Aaron Award in the National League.
    Votto made the cover of Sports Illustrated on the August 30, 2010 edition.
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    Votto was not initially voted to the 2010 All-Star game in Anaheim, California, but made the roster via online fan voting through the National League's Final Vote.
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    Votto started the 2010 season by going 3-for-5 with a home run and a run batted in.
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  • 2009
    Age 25
    Despite missing 31 games overall, Votto finished the 2009 season among the National League leaders in batting average (.322), on-base percentage (.414) and slugging percentage (.567) and he hit 25 home runs.
    Votto was named the National League Player of the Week for September 21–27, 2009 after hitting 10 doubles in a five-game span, a feat not accomplished in 77 years since Hall of Fame outfielder Paul Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1932.
    Prior to his return game during the 2009 season, he indicated he had been suffering from depression and anxiety issues as a result of the sudden death of his father in August 2008 and had sought treatment.
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    Votto began the 2009 season strong as the outright starter at first base.
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    Votto played for Canada in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
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  • 2008
    Age 24
    Votto drove in 84 runs during the 2008 season.
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 23
    He ended the season going 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs in the Cincinnati Reds' final game of the 2007 season.
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    He made his Major League debut on September 4, 2007, striking out against Guillermo Mota of the New York Mets.
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    He was called up on September 1, 2007.
    Votto started off the 2007 season playing in Triple-A for the Louisville Bats.
    He made his MLB debut with the Reds in 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 22
    He was selected to play in the 2006 Futures Game on the World Team.
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    Votto rebounded in 2006 with the best season of his minor league career.
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  • 2005
    Age 21
    Votto's consistency declined during 2005 campaign with Sarasota.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 18
    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.
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  • 1997
    Age 13
    Votto enrolled in high school at Richview Collegiate Institute in 1997.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    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.
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