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Re-tracing Daniel Bard's rise to stardom

The New York Yankees used their 20th-round selection in the 2003 amateur player draft on a tall, lanky right-hander from North Carolina, hoping that their big wallet could lure him away from higher education. It didn't work. That player, Daniel Bard, elected to attend the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, a decision that had some in the Tar Heel family counting their blessings. (NESN)


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