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Fitness got Aaron through April

The 2010 baseball season is a week old, and players across the majors are just starting to get into the groove. They could take a lesson from Hank Aaron.

A career .297 hitter in?March and April, the one-time home run king had a knack for staying on top early in the season.

“I went [to spring training] in fairly decent shape, so I didn’t have to lose weight,” said Aaron, who first signed with the then-Boston Braves in 1952. “I?left spring training in the best shape I always wanted to be in.”

Aaron, 76, was on the interview circuit this month for his “Get Back in the Game” campaign, meant to encourage osteoarthritis victims to get treatment. Aaron developed knee osteoarthritis after his playing days.

“The main thing I’m trying to let people know is they don’t need to discontinue things,” he said.

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