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Anthony Volpe chooses Yankees in ‘hardest decision of my life’

It all still seemed like a dream for Anthony Volpe: Finally deciding to go pro after a few sleepless nights, hearing his name called in the MLB draft by the team he grew up rooting for and getting a call from Yankees manager Aaron Boone to congratulate him. Then he put on the pinstripes for the first time on Monday — the real ones — and it all started to hit him. He was a New York Yankee. “I’ve been getting goose bumps the whole day,” Volpe said Monday at Yankee Stadium after signing a contract to turn pro and forego a college career at Vanderbilt. “It’s such a dream come true.” The Yankees drafted Volpe, a shortstop from the Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J., with the 30th overall pick last Monday. A week later he ...