Miami Marlins sign Adam Greenberg for a ‘dream at-bat’ versus the New York Mets on October 2nd. Almost 7 years after getting pegged in the head, Greenberg will have another chance to step in a MLB Batter’s box.
The Marlins President, David Samson announced on NBC “Today” Show on Thursday that he would sign Greenberg to a one-day contract and guarentee an at-bat for the 31-year old Minor leaguer.
“It doesn’t matter if I get a hit or I don’t. this has already been a success,” Greenberg said.
On July 9, 2005 Adam Greenberg was beaned in the head by a 92 mph fastball delivered by Valerio De Los Santos in his first Major League at bat ever while he was playing for the Chicago Cubs. In the years that followed, Greenberg was never able to shake off the post-concussion symptoms and realized his MLB Dream was coming to an end.
“I’m extremely proud to extend this opportunity to Adam,” Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said. ” He has earned this chance, as his love and passion for the game never diminished, despite his career tragically being cut short. I look forward to seeing Adam step up to the played and realizing his comeback dream next Tuesday night.”