Joseph Daniel Votto (born September 10, 1983) is a Canadian-American professional baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He made his MLB debut with the Reds in 2007. He is the first Canadian MLB player since Larry Walker to hit 300 home runs and have 1,000 career runs batted in (RBIs). Votto is also the second Canadian to have 2,000 hits.
Votto is a six-time MLB All-Star, a seven-time Tip O’Neill Award winner, and a two-time Lou Marsh Trophy winner as Canada’s athlete of the year.
In 2010, he won the National League (NL) MVP Award and the NL Hank Aaron Award. Among all active players at the end of the 2018 season, he was first in career on-base percentage (.427), second in OPS (.957) and walks (1,104), and fourth in batting average (.311).
Throughout the 2022 season, he had a career .300 batting average, 331 home runs, and 1 068 runs batted in. He led the NL in bases on balls with 110 in 2011; despite missing 51 games in 2012, he led the NL in that category.
His career on-base percentage (OBP) is .416 (through 2021), and he has exceeded the .400 OBP plateau in nine separate seasons. He led the NL in that category seven times (from 2010 to 2013, and from 2016 to 2018). Despite posting a .459 OBP in 2015 (second highest of his career), Votto finished second to Bryce Harper’s .460 OBP that season.
Jeanne, Joey Votto’s girlfriend, resides in Florida. Since 2013, the pair have been together. Joey also lived in Sarasota, Florida in 2010. Jeanne is still very engaged with community events. She plans and attends Foundation committee meetings.