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“Breathing Life Into the Yankees Offense” – Anthony Volpe’s Medical Training Heroics Leave MLB Fans in Splits

Published 07/04/2023, 9:30 AM EDT

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The New York Yankees are ringing in the Fourth of July with a bang. For the 14th edition of HOPE Week, the team is honoring individuals for their contribution to society in one field or another. One such personality is Buffalo Bills’ safety, Damar Hamlin. Earlier this year, the NFL world went through a heart-stopping incident when Hamlin collapsed on the field of a cardiac arrest.

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Ever since recovering, the 25-year-old has been raising awareness about health training for moments of crisis. His latest stop was Yankee Stadium, where he participated in CPR training. While the process of learning was intense, a moment involving youngster Anthony Volpe brought some hilarity to the situation.

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The Yankees’ young player has had a rollercoaster of a rookie season. While 2023 started great, Volpe went through a rather prolonged slump. Now he’s back, better than ever, inspiring even more hope in fans. On the first day of HOPE Week, he was one of several Yankees who participated in CPR training with medical professionals. A clip from the team’s official Instagram story shows Volpe aggressively working to revive a manikin during practice. One can also see some other people around him doing the same, except with less vigor.

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Talkin’ Yanks posted the clip to Twitter with the caption, “I’m crying Volpe really thought he was saving someone’s life.” As expected, the post elicited some hilarious responses from fans.


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New York Yankees fans can’t help but be amused by Volpe

Interestingly, the rookie player is the son of two doctors. While his father, Michael Volpe, is an urologist, his mother, Isabelle Volpe, is an anesthesiologist. While fans had some fun at his expense, some couldn’t help but mock the Yankees’ latest performances- or lack thereof. Because, ever since Aaron Judge went on the IL, the team’s offense has suffered tragically.

However, many with personal experience also pointed out that Volpe was right in his aggression.

Many stood in his support, while a few still had jokes.


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While the situation on social media seems to have gotten a bit out of hand, the youngster really seemed to care about what he was learning. After all, as a fan pointed out, it’s in his blood!

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Written by:

Arunima Bhanot


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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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Deepanshi Bajaj