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After Joey Votto Cranked His 34th HR of the Year, He Gave His Bat to a Young Fan


Joey Votto has a couple of reputations throughout baseball.

Players – like Kris Bryant, for one – will tell you he’s one of the best ever to play the game, and they’d be mostly right. After all, since his first full professional season in 2008, his 52.7 WAR is second best in all of baseball, behind only Mike Trout.


While Fans – like us – will poke fun of his bad-boy side:

But maybe under that rough-and-tough exterior, there’s a bit of a softie. I mean, look at what he did after he launched his 34th home run of the season earlier today:

He ran over to the net, gave that young fan a high five and one of the coolest souvenirs you can ever get at a sporting event … a slugger’s bat. They don’t give those up easily, so if you get one, you cherish it.


What a lucky kid, and what a great guy.


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.