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The Miami Marlins were locked and loaded coming into 2012. They had a new name, a new stadium, some new, big name players and high hopes.
With less than a week to play, and a lock on the worst record in the National League East, they've had just that one story to tell.
More than seven years after he was hit in the head by Valerio de los Santos fastball, Adam Greenberg is going to be back in the Majors. Ironically, the team that ended his big league career...is the one resurrecting it.
"I'm ready," Greenberg said on the "NBC Today Show" Thursday, holding back tears as Marlins general manager David Samson offered him a one-day contract.
“I’m extremely proud to extend this opportunity to Adam,” team owner Jeffrey Loria in a statement. “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 plate and realizing his comeback dream next Tuesday night.”
But it won't come easy. Scheduled to be on the mound Tuesday night for the New York Mets...Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey.
According to The Palm Beach Post, Greenberg has agreed to donate his one-day salary to the Marlins Foundation. In turn, they'll make a donation to the Sports Legacy Institute...an organization that advances the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups.
You'll recall that it was just a few weeks ago, filmmaker Matt Liston's "One At Bat" campaign started getting national attention.
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Adam Greenberg will get another shot at hitting in the major leagues.
The Miami Marlins say they will sign the former Chicago Cubs prospect to a one-day contract effective Oct. 2, and play him that day against the New York Mets.
Greenberg made his first - and only - big-league appearance on July 9, 2005 for the Cubs against the Marlins, getting hit in the head by a Valerio De Los...
On July 9, 2005, in his major league debut for the Cubs, outfielder Adam Greenberg faced pitcher Valerio de los Santos of the Florida Marlins. Greenberg’s time in the Show lasted all of one pitch, as the first offering he saw from de los Santos beaned him squarely in the side of the head, which left the then 24-year-old with a concussion, followed by severe post-concussions symptoms...
I'm not sure how many people have been following the Adam Greenberg story, but here's the jist of it: in 2005, 24-year old Chicago Cubs prospect Adam Greenberg made his major league debut, and was hit in the head by Florida Marlins reliever Valerio de los Santos on the first pitch of the game. Greenberg would suffer a concussion on the plunking, and would deal with post-concussion...
MIAMI (AP) -- Adam Greenberg has faced one pitch in the major leagues, a 92 mph fastball that struck him in the head and changed his life.
More than seven years later, the Miami Marlins are giving him a second chance.
The Marlins said Thursday that they have signed Greenberg to a one-day contract, effective Oct. 2, and will play him that day against the New York Mets. Greenberg...
Adam Greenberg's patience and perseverance is about to be rewarded. Greenberg, whose major league career seemingly ended back in 2005, will have his wish granted on Tuesday when he steps into the batter's box as a member of the Florida Marlins. Marlins president David Samson announced to Greenberg on NBC's Today Show on Thursday that Miami planned to sign him to a one...
Adam Greenberg's once far-fetched wish will soon be granted. Baseball fans should focus on that inspiring story rather than the Pandora's Box that the former prospect's one at-bat has the potential to open. The reality, however, is that no story today comes without some form of debate. Greenberg, a former Cubs prospect, was struck in the head by a pitch in 2005. It was...
One of Adam Greenberg’s recent tries to play baseball on a major stage ended prematurely a few days ago when Team Israel bowed out one victory short of qualifying for next spring’s World Baseball Classic, but the outfielder had a major wish granted this very day when the Miami Marlins surprised the 31-year-old during a Today Show appearance that they will...
The Miami Marlins' season is a train wreck, but they're performing a goodwill gesture by giving Adam Greenberg a second chance to play in the major leagues. The team signed Greenberg to a one-day contract to play Tuesday in Miami against the New York Mets. He will likely face R.A. Dickey. "A dream come true, part two," Greenberg said Thursday. "I broke...
Normally, I don’t make a post about minor signings like this, but this is more than just a signing. Greenberg had 1 major league plate appearance and was hit in the head with the first pitch he faced.
Greenberg was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 9th round of the 2002 MLB draft out of North Carolina. Greenberg worked his way up the system and was in Double A by mid-2005.
Near the end of a disappointing season, the Miami Marlins are making one of the most magnanimous gestures of this baseball year.
The Marlins said Thursday that they have signed outfielder Adam Greenberg to a one-day, major league contract. Greenberg, hit in the head with a pitch during his only big-league plate appearance seven years ago, will play for the Marlins against the New...
The Marlins do something right for a change.
The Marlins will be giving former Chicago Cubs farmhand the at bat he lost seven years ago. According to multiple sources, the Marlins are signing Adam Greenberg to make an appearance in their series against the New York Mets:Pretty cool news: The Marlins are going to give Adam Greenberg an at-bat next week. Nice gesture by Jeffrey Loria and David Samson…— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN...
Adam Greenberg joins Fox Sports Tonight to talk about his one-day contract with the Miami Marlins and his opportunity to return to the plate.
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I wasn’t one of those people who was losing sleep over the replacement refs and their sh$tty job. However, it’ll be nice to have the real guys back during the games this weekend. Everyone be safe and enjoy!
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Nice story about Adam Greenberg the professional...