Joey Votto sets Canadian record in major league baseball

Joey Votto sets Canadian record in major league baseball


Reds first baseman Joey Votto made history Sunday in Cincinnati by becoming the most played Canadian in major league baseball history.

Votto played in his 1989th career duel, surpassing the mark set by Montreal Expos legend Larry Walker.

He was unable to reach the trails in six turns at bat in an 8-5 Reds win over the Chicago Cubs.

In his 16th major league campaign, Votto is showing some signs of slowing down at bat, averaging ,214. However, he leads his team in home runs (11) and he is still a useful member of the Reds in defense.

During the “Field of Dreams” match, he also indicated to the Sportsnet network that he still felt fit and that he wasn't thinking about retirement.

“I'm having a lot of fun, he slipped. I want to keep playing.”

Although he has become the most experienced Canadian player in Major League history, Votto still has a long way to go to join the leaders of all nationalities. in the contested games category. He won't enter the top 200 in this category until next season.