Joey Votto has reached base 316 times this year.
According to Fangraphs, there have been 16,288 major league players since 1871.
22 of them have had at least one season where they reached base more than Joey Votto has this year.
This season, Joey Votto reached base more than the best seasons of 99.86% of every other player ever in major league history.
I will acknowledge that Votto wasn’t as good as he has been this year. And this is still what he did.
I still believe we will all be telling our grandchildren we saw him play.
Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.