MLB: Very special! Joey Votto’s historic HR on his birthday, surpassing legend

With his home run in the top of the fourth inning, on his 38th birthday, Joey Votto became the oldest player to hit a home run on his birthday since Alex Rodríguez, 40, did it with the Yankees on July 27, 2015.

It was also the 325th home run of his career for Votto, who edged out Frank Robinson for second place on the all-time list of the Cincinnati Reds. Johnny bench is the club’s all-time leader with 389:

The Canadian and first baseman Votto is 64 howitzers away from that figure, so to reach it he will have to play at least two more years and at a good level (an average of 30 HRs in 2022 and 2023, taking into account that the current campaign The Reds have 20 games left.)

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Votto’s home run on Friday was the 30th of the season and fell to the shipments of another veteran left-hander: Jon Lester, with no people on base and one out on the Busch Stadium board. There David Bell’s Reds won 2-0 and ended up winning 4-2.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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