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Watch Hammerin' Hank Aaron on Letterman

Posted on: February 24, 2011 12:46 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 3:01 pm
Hank Aaron, the man who clubbed a then-record 755 major league home runs, visited CBS' Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday night and sat down for a chat with the show's host.

At age 77, the legend is just as well-spoken as ever, dishing on the length of the game, among other things. Aaron said he wasn't a fan of multiple pitching changes in the late innings because it makes the game way too long. He didn't explicitly say it, but here's guessing he's not a fan of watching Tony La Russa manage.

Another interesting nugget was Aaron's playing weight was between 170 and 180 pounds for "about ten years." This isn't really a secret, nor is it a secret that today's sluggers are much more bulky and strong. But Aaron lightening things with his sense of humor, saying his low weight was likely due to malnutrition -- a dig at how little money baseball players made back then as compared to today.

He also discussed his friendship with Willie Mays, the two guys running on the field for Hank's 715th home run and more.

Watch the full version of the interview below.

-- Matt Snyder

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