Reds first baseman Joey Votto appeared on the “Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday to discuss, among other topics, Wednesday night’s visit to Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park win over the Boston Red Sox.
Patrick, a graduate of Mason High School and the University of Dayton, asked Votto if he thought New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was having the greatest baseball season in Major League Baseball history.
“I think that’s a pretty fair description,” Votto said. “I think without getting into the weeds with the doping stretch, I think that was a very different era. I think post-unification, too — I think it’s important. So many big win-over seasons, so many extremes. Early 20th century seasons. 12- It’s nice if they hit a home run or hit 400, but they did it against white players who weren’t competing with the best in the world. Two American League candidates (for MVP) a Japanese player and a 6 foot 9 black athlete in Aaron Judge. So to me, the best version of the game with the best athletes out there Allen and Aaron Judge. Sixty home runs for a Triple Crown candidate. Outstanding defender. He’s the Yankees’ leader.
Patrick Votton asked Judge if he would consider him the single-season home run record holder if he hit 62 to pass former Yankee Roger Maris’ 61 in 1961.
“(Judge) has a special season for a reason,” Votto said. “For me, Barry Bonds was my favorite hitter. But I can’t ignore all the facts. I’d say I’m rooting for Aaron Judge to hit as many home runs as possible. Now that I’m still in uniform. And I think I might be able to answer that question after work. But in my career.” , is very difficult to answer.
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