Cincinatti Reds first baseman and Etobicoke Ontario native, Joey Votto has won the National League MVP award yesterday. It was only the third time in baseball history that a Canadian has captured the award. Larry Walker and Justin Morneau were the other players.
Votto beat out three time winner Albert Pujols with 31 first place votes. Votto led the Reds to the NL Central title for the first time since 1995.
His season stats are .324 with 37 home runs and 113 RBI’s.