Joey Votto hitting like the Bambino

Updated: June 18, 2012, 12:10 AM ET
By Jayson Stark

Welcome to another edition of Five Astounding Facts, which includes a bonus no-hitter section.

1 The human Astounding Fact, Joey Votto, went into the weekend on a pace for 201 hits and an incredible 136 walks. If he can keep that up, he'll be in ridiculously rarified territory -- because only one player in history has ever drawn that many walks in a 200-hit season. And I'm betting you've heard of him:

Babe Ruth, 1923: 170 walks, 205 hits Babe Ruth, 1921: 145 ...

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