Reds’ Joey Votto shares tribute to Hall of Famer Hank Aaron

Cincinnati Reds first baseman and former National League Most Valuable Player Joey Votto appeared on CTV National News on Friday night to share his thoughts about the legacy of National Baseball Hall of Famer and Major League Baseball legend Hank Aaron, who died at age 86.

Former Braves slugger Hank Aaron speaks during a 2014 ceremony at Turner Field in Atlanta celebrating the 40th anniversary of his record-breaking 715th home run.

"I was lucky enough to meet him, spend time with him, ask questions," Votto told CTV. "But most of the time just listen. Whether through (former Reds manager Dusty Baker's) stories as his teammate or speaking to him in person, it was really a treat. He was so charming and graceful, patient. He had so many characteristics that I admire in a person. ... I was very grateful to have met him and got to know him a little bit. ... There's probably many more non-baseball people that are mourning today than baseball people simply because of who he was as a man."

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