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Here's tonight's Top 10 list: David Letterman's best MLB guests

David Letterman's Top 10 baseball interviews

After 33 years hosting late-night television programs, David Letterman signed off on his final episode on Wednesday. Since the premiere of "The David Letterman Show" in 1982 -- and obviously during his tenure at NBC, and most recently CBS -- Letterman has conducted more than his fair share of timely, relevant and mostly hilarious interviews with some of baseball's biggest personalities.

Since there are too many to list them all, we thought it would be particularly poignant to rank our favorites in Letterman's classic, Top 10 fashion:

10. Bo Jackson (1993) - After missing the '92 season to recover from hip-replacement surgery, Bo Jackson returned to help the White Sox win a division title in 1993. After the Sox were eliminated from the postseason, Jackson appeared on Letterman to talk about his faux hip and the ritual of patting guys on the butt after a good play.

9. David Ortiz (2014) - When the Red Sox won the 2013 Fall Classic, Letterman invited Big Papi on the program to discuss the now infamous beer-and-chicken-in-the-clubhouse story and what clicked for the Sox the following season.

8. Vin Scully (1990) - In an episode that also featured Letterman wrestling with Big Bird, Dodgers legend Vin Scully sat down with the late-night host, who heralded his guest as "an encyclopedia of the sport."

7. Will Ferrell (2015) - Shortly after his incredible 10-team performance in the Cactus League at MLB Spring Training, retired professional baseball player Will Ferrell dressed up as a leprechaun and spoke with Letterman about his long career in America's pastime.

6. Josh Hamilton (2011) - Between the Rangers' 2010 and 2011 World Series appearances, 2010 AL MVP Josh Hamilton stopped by the program to discuss the recent departure of pitcher Cliff Lee, who signed with the Phillies that offseason. The highlight of the segment came when Letterman closed off 53rd Street to pitch batting practice to Hamilton outside the CBS studio.

5. Harmon Killebrew (1986) - Letterman once dedicated an entire episode to the Twins legend and Hall of Famer. In it, Killebrew hilariously plugged his car dealership before sending a bunch of souvenirs out into the crowd as though he were hitting infield practice. Watch it here.

4. Derek Jeter (1996) - Though the Captain made many appearances on Letterman over the years, none of them can trump the first, which came shortly after Jeter helped the Yankees win the 1996 World Series and won that season's AL Rookie of the Year Award.

3. Ted Williams (1993) - Baseball broadcaster, former MLB catcher and popular television personality Joe Garagiola appeared on Letterman and confessed that he travels everywhere with his batting instructor -- including to the program that night. Garagiola then brought out the last player to hit .400: Mr. Ted Williams.

2. Hank Aaron (1982) - In an interview to celebrate Aaron's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Hammerin' Hank told Letterman about the time that he put President Nixon on hold to finish half an inning of baseball.

1. Terry Forster (1985) - After famously calling Forster a "fat tub of goo," Letterman invited the Braves relief pitcher onto the program where they tracked the progress of Forster's weight on the backs of baseball cards throughout his career.

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