Votto Honours WW1 Poem for Players’ Weekend
By Mark Sheldon MLB.com
Sometimes when the rest of Major League Baseball zigs, Reds first baseman Joey Votto prefers to zag. Votto has often taken his own unique approach to things, and his choice for a Players’ Weekend nickname underscored it.
Votto chose to put In Flanders Fields above his No. 19. It’s the title of a 1915 Canadian poem written by a military doctor named John McCrae during World War I.
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