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Former UNC star Dustin Ackley reaps his on-the-job training

Dustin Ackley always has been the kind of guy who can hit anything thrown at him. These days, that's a lot. In his first season as a professional baseball player, the former North Carolina star is having to learn a new position while hitting with wooden bats, playing six or seven games a week and spending hours upon hours traveling in a bus with about two dozen other guys. "It's all a new experience," he said Wednesday. (Lexington Herald-Leader)


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