Joseph Daniel Votto is a Canadian-American first baseman who plays for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. Votto is a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
He is the first Canadian player in Major League Baseball since Larry Walker to hit 300 home runs, and he has 1,000 runs batted in throughout the course of his career.
Votto was the second Canadian player to reach 2,000 hits in his career. In 2010, he was awarded both the National League Most Valuable Player Award as well as the National League Hank Aaron Award.
Votto was born in Toronto, Ontario, to parents Wendy (née Howell) and Joseph Votto and he spent his childhood in the Etobicoke neighbourhood of that city.
His mother works in the restaurant industry as a sommelier and manager. His father was a baseball lover and a cook, and he passed away in 2008 at the age of 52.
His ancestry may be traced back to both Italy and England. When he was a kid, he had a poster of Ted Williams hanging on the wall of his room.
1997 was the year when Votto started his high school career at Richview Collegiate Institute. In addition to playing hockey and basketball throughout his time in high school, he was a point guard in basketball and once scored 37 points in a game.
He was a member of the baseball team known as the Etobicoke Rangers. Following his graduation from high school, Votto committed to playing collegiate baseball with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers by signing a Nati.
Meet Wendy Votto and Joseph Votto
In the city of Toronto, Ontario, Joey Votto was born to his parents, Joseph Votto and Wendy Votto. Up to the time of his passing in 2008, at the age of 52, Joey’s father worked as a chef and was a devoted lover of baseball.
In addition to that, his mother works as both a manager of an exclusive restaurant and a sommelier.