Joey Votto has been around for quite some time.
The veteran slugger made his MLB debut in 2007 and has been with the Cincinnati Reds ever since.
He’s been an All-Star six times, has won a Gold Glove, and even received the National League MVP Award in 2010.
Needless to say, Votto’s career has been nothing short of legendary.
At age 39, the veteran slugger’s career is winding down.
But many years ago, Votto was just a youngster and was making his first impressions on the Reds and the rest of baseball.
On Twitter, MLB posted a side-by-side comparison of two photos, one featuring Votto as a rookie and the other with him as a veteran.
Who wore it better? pic.twitter.com/OaxWk27k5Z
— MLB (@MLB) February 22, 2023
Votto has certainly seen a lot over the course of his career.
He has now played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball and is set for yet another.
Through the years, the one constant on every Reds team has been Votto.
Much like players such as Derek Jeter, Adam Wainwright, and Yadier Molina, Votto has spent his entire career with one team, and it would be hard to imagine him in any other uniform than that of the Reds.
Still, the contrast between the two photos is quite stark.
On the left, he’s wearing a throwback Reds jersey, one with the red sleeves and the red pinstripes on the front.
Today, the Reds uniform is quite different than it once was.
The pinstripes are no longer featured, and the logo is slightly different.
But one thing remains the same, and that is the fact that Votto is still decked out in a Reds uniform after all these years.NEXT: Hunter Greene Dominated MLB In A Must-See Stat