Votto does something not accomplished by Reds player since 1975

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto hits an RBI single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The final game in an otherwise forgettable 2017 Reds season is notable for one player. That's because Joey Votto entered the record books alongside Pete Rose.

Sunday against the Cubs the first baseman started his 162nd start of the season, making him the first Reds player to start every game of a non-strike season since The Hit King in 1975.

Votto, who is in the conversation for NL MVP despite his team's dismal record and last-place standing in the NL Central, was among the best in the majors in numerous categories:

  • 1st in on-base percentage (.454)
  • 1st in BB (134)
  • T-1st in games played (162)
  • 3rd in OPS (1.032)
  • T-6th in batting avg (.320)
  • T-9th in total bases (323)
  • 10th in slugging percentage (.578)
  • T-10th in runs (106)
  • 13th in hits (179(
  • T-15th in HR (36)

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