Best Of 2018

Best Joey Votto Moment: 136th Home Run

Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto, a fan favorite among Reds faithful, further entrenched his name in Queen City history this past season, surpassing former Red Jay Bruce as the all-time home-run leader at Great American Ball Park. An 11-year staple of Reds baseball, Votto crushed his 136th home run into the stands at GABP against the San Diego Padres on Aug. 7. He then added another three home runs at the ball park to finish the season and stretch even farther past Bruce with 139. Now, 139 of his 257 career home runs have been driven into home crowds. Votto will continue to flesh out his résumé in 2018 to hopefully hang his plaque in Cooperstown following his MLB career. But even if he doesn’t receive the honor from the Baseball Hall of Fame, he has more than done enough to be remembered forever here in Cincinnati. Reds, reds.com.