Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/3/12
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-hitting outfielder was drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of University of North at Carolina Chapel Hill in the ninth round of the 2002 MLB draft. After several up and down seasons in the minors, Greenberg finally got the call in 2005 to the big leagues. In the top of the ninth on July 9th with the Cubs up 4-2, manager Dusty Baker called upon the light hitting at-the-time 24-year old to pinch hit. Greenberg stepped in for his first pitch of what he hoped to be the beginning of a long career in the show. That career would become much shorter than he had anticipated as on the first pitch he saw, Marlins reliever Valerio
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