One of the great veterans of American baseball - and one of the most prolific of its run-getters - Hank Aaron is in training for his 21st season in the game.
MV ZOOM IN TO CU Aaron practices and team mates watch.
MV ZOOM TO SV Aaron practices and onlookers. (2 shots)
CU Aaron speaking.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3
AARON: "There's a lot of desire in me. If there wasn't, I wouldn't be out here in Spring training right now. I think last year wasn't a true test of my ability. I felt like a lot of things were attracting me out of baseball and I want to come back this year and probably see whether Henry Aaron is finished or see whether he's able to play another year."
REPORTER: "What do you think right now?"
AARON: "Well, I feel good. Of course, this is early. Spring training still, but I feel, here again, that the D.H... the designated hill.... is certainly going to help me. I'm not going to be in the outfield running down mistakes, I'm just going to be concentrating on the place and concentrating on swinging the bat."
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This film is accompanied by a commentary by TVN reporter Charles Amundson.
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Background: One of the great veterans of American baseball - and one of the most prolific of its run-getters - Hank Aaron is in training for his 21st season in the game.
It was back in 1954 that Henry Aaron, known to fans across the United States as 'Hank', first report for training with a Milwaukee team. Since then, he has been consistently high in the batting averages, both with his first team, the Milwaukee Braves and later - when the team moved to the Atlantic seaboard - with the Atlanta Braves.
But this season, Aaron is back in a Milwaukee uniform - with the Milwaukee Brewers - and is in training with them at Sun City, Arizona.
Last season, Hank Aaron hit a total of 20 home runs, to bring his career total to 733, and thinks he can do even better this year.