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Joey Votto homers, becomes fifth player with 1,000 RBIs in Cincinnati Reds uniform

Joey Votto acknowledges an ovation from the crowd after his solo home run in the third inning...
Joey Votto acknowledges an ovation from the crowd after his solo home run in the third inning to collect his 1,000th career RBI on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.(Kareem Elgazzar/Cincinnati Enquirer)
Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 12:02 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Enquirer) - Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto joined elite company - namely, Johnny Bench, Tony Pérez, Pete Rose and Frank Robinson - by becoming the fifth player in franchise history to drive in 1,000 runs in a Reds uniform with his solo home run in the bottom of the third inning off of San Diego Padres starter Joe Musgrove into Great American Ball Park’s Sun/Moon Deck in right field Wednesday night to give the Reds a 5-3 lead in a 7-5 rain-shortened loss.

Bally Sports Ohio analyst and National Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, who finished his MLB career - played in its entirety with the Reds - just shy of 1,000 RBIs with 960 reacted as follows: “Wow! Wow, wow and wow! Curtain call with the dab - that is alright.”

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