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World Series Game IV

- November 2nd, 2010

Hall of Famer Joe Morgan was in his broadcast booth high above home plate before the game when he heard the news that Joey Votto had won the Hank Aaron award as the best offensive player in the National League.

Morgan hustled all the way downstairs to congratulate Votto. Blue Jays Jose Bautista won the American League honours as voted on by fan voting at MLB.com and a panel of Hall of Fame hitters assembled by Aaron.

“I saw a lot of Joey Votto this season,” Morgan said when he returned upstairs to the press box.

“He makes the most of abilities, he’s learning how to play the game.”

Morgan said that both manager Dusty Baker and third baseman Scott Rolen had an impact on Votto’s performance.

Votto, finished in the top three in triple-crown, categories with a .324 average, 37 homers and 113 RBIs leading the Reds to a division title.

Does Votto’s winning the Aaron award mean he will win the National League MVP?

“I’m not getting into that, but I don’t see why not,” Morgan said.