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A grand slam of a wish

From the Broadway to the Bronx, Brayden had a Big Apple wish that was a grand slam.

The Queensbury 9-year-old’s wish to meet members of his favorite team, the New York Yankees, was fulfilled and then some, thanks to wish granters Nancy Blair and Scott Liloia.

From the Broadway to the Bronx, Brayden had a Big Apple wish that was a grand slam.

The Queensbury 9-year-old’s wish to meet members of his favorite team, the New York Yankees, was fulfilled and then some, thanks to wish granters Nancy Blair and Scott Liloia.

Brayden’s favorite part: Going to Yankee Stadium and meeting slugger Aaron Judge, who gave him an autographed bat. He also met several other players and manager Aaron Boone, many of whom signed his bat and shirt. Several players wore his wristband during the game that day.

He toured the clubhouse, which was nicer than he expected, and Monument Park, got to try on a Derek Jeter and Judge jersey and even hold a Babe Ruth bat.

But there was more.

Brayden, who has a brain tumor, took a limo to New York from Albany Medical Center, where doctors and nurses gave him a hero’s sendoff. He tackled Manhattan, where he saw his first Broadway show, “Wicked.” He took in the sights and stores, and particularly enjoyed that when he asked for a souvenir or something else, mom said “yes.”

It was a big day in the big city.

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