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The second at-bat in the career of Adam Greenberg occurred Tuesday night. Greenberg signed a one day contract with the Florida Marlins after an online petition was started in order to get him a second chance. In Greenberg’s second chance he whiffed on three pitches from New York Mets starter RA Dickey. Dickey is a 20 game winner this season and is considered a leading candidate for the NL Cy Young award. Greenberg’s first at-bat occurred seven years ago. One pitch into the at-bat he was hit in the back of the head by a fastball from Florida Marlins pitcher Valerio de los Santos. He never recovered completely from the concussion he got and eventually faded from the minors to the independent leagues to out of baseball. “It’s just magical… I couldn’t be more excited” says Adam Greenberg about his second chance at the big leagues.

Adam Greenberg finally got his chance to swing at a Major League pitch (VIDEO)

Tuesday night finally came for Adam Greenberg, as his seven years of waiting for a second chance in the Major Leagues came to fruition after signing a one day contract with the Miami Marlins.  Greenberg stepped up to the plate to face the Mets’ R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the 6th as Aerosmith’s Dream On echoed throughout Marlins Park.  The Miami fans were at their classiest...

Adam Greenberg Finally Got His Official MLB At-Bat

Adam Greenberg finally got to have his first official MLB at-bat tonight and it was a great thing. Adam has been the focus of the ‘One At Bat’ campaign which was organized to get Greenberg one more at bat in Major League Baseball after his first one ended tragically when he was hit in the head by a 92 MPH fastball. R.A. Dickey won the pitcher/batter battle, but Adam Greenberg...

R.A. Dickey Benefits from "One At Bat"

After the season he had, it's pretty safe to say that R.A. Dickey will still be the topic of conversation long after baseball hands out its postseason awards.But one achievement might have eluded the New York Mets knuckleballer if not for "One At Bat".  You see, of Dickey's National League leading 230 strikeouts...number 229 came against, you guessed it, Adam...

Player gets 2nd chance in majors after beaning

Only hours before getting his second chance in the big leagues, Adam Greenberg admitted he was nervous. Not about facing one of baseball's best pitchers - but about some pregame antics his new Miami Marlins teammates had in store for him. Greenberg signed a one-day contract to play Tuesday night as a pinch-hitter in the Marlins' game against the New York Mets, who planned...

Nashville native Dickey eyes Cy Young award

ATLANTA Fresh off becoming one of the most unlikely 20-game winners in MLB history, R.A. Dickey celebrated in subdued style. In Atlanta with the Mets, who were playing a three-game series against the Braves last weekend, Dickey spent much needed down time with his wife, Anne, and their four kids, who drove from their hometown of Nashville, Tenn.He didnt pitch in the series, so...

Mets' R.A. Dickey to have surgery to repair torn muscle

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey revealed after his final start of the season he will undergo surgery to repair a...

The 21 Club: Dickey Takes It To The Limit Tonight Against The Marlins!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 • 7:10 p.m.Marlins Park • Miami, FLRHP R.A. Dickey (20-6, 2.69) vs. RHP Jacob Turner (1-4, 3.86)Dickey is 8-0 with a 0.92 ERA in eight starts against the Marlins over the last two seasons. That is tied for the second-longest winning streak in franchise history by a Met against one organization, matching Tom Seaver, who had eight straight wins against...

The Curious Case Of Finding A Cy Young Winner

Tonight, Robert Allen Dickey will pitch his final game of the 2012 season. At 37 years old, Dickey is completing one of the most unlikely career turnarounds that most of us have ever witnessed in the sport.I do not need to recount the history of this man’s career, I think everybody reading this knows where he’s been and how he got to where he is today.I’m here to present the...

Greenberg Gets His AB

In the feel good story of the year, Adam Greenberg finally got his Major League At Bat with the Florida Marlins. Greenberg stroke out against RA Dickey, but finally made it back to the majors. Congrats to Greenberg and of course shout out to the Marlins. To read and see more click HERE.

Greenberg likely to pinch hit for Marlins in middle of game

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is looking forward to seeing Adam Greenberg make his first major league appearance since 2005, but Guillen is planning to play Tuesday's game to win. That means he will choose the most right opportunity to get Greenberg in the game without jeopardizing the Marlins' chances of winning. Guillen said Greenberg most likely will be used...

Florida Marlins & Adam Greenberg: One Out of Three Ain’t Bad

Meatloaf sang it, well sort of. The Marlins live it. Brand new building. STRIKE ONE. Ozzie Guillen. STRIKE TWO. Adam Greenberg. GRAND SLAM. Big and Little Enos (the two idiots that run the hapless franchise) didn’t do very well this year. They really only got one thing right this year and it took them 161 games to achieve it. Marlins Ballpark is a beautiful building on the outside...

His Pain Is Eased

Adam Greenberg finally had his dream recognized with the Marlins in last night’s 4-3 routing of the Amazin’s. After years and years of perseverance, over 22,000 signatures, nearly 2,400 minor and independent league at-bats, Greenberg beat the odds for one one-day contract and a second chance at achieving his childhood dream: getting an at-bat in the big leagues.The left hand...

Top 10 positive things for the 2012 Mets

How do you ultimately judge a season where not much was expected only to have the team play inspired ball for three-plus months of the year? Especially when that strong play was followed up by inertia from the front office and then dreadful play over the final three months? I don’t know. So, instead of trying to put some type of grade on the year, here are the top 10 positive...
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