Fordham Prep alum Andrew Velazquez grew up in the shadows of Yankee Stadium dreaming of playing shortstop in pinstripes. Monday, with the latest injury to Gleyber Torres, the 27-year-old got to live out his dream.

I just posted this on my Instagram today. I made it on the old Yankee Stadium field. So, I mean, this is something I’ve thought about, I kind of feel like I manifested it since I was a child, so it’s amazing to me,” Velazquez said before the Yankees took on the Royals in the first of three games at Kauffman Stadium. “I used to have Yankee uniforms and I was a kid, I used to go to the stadium all the time so I mean this is where my love for baseball began.”

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