MIAMI Its the ultimate second chance.
Adam Greenberg stepped to the plate at Sun Life Stadium on July 9, 2005, for his first major-league at-bat. Appearing as a pinch-hitter for the Chicago Cubs, Greenberg was hit in the head by then Marlins reliever Valerio de los Santos with the first pitch and went down in a heap.
Though my head was split open, I never truly lost consciousness, Greenberg said. I can vividly remember the ball leaving his hand to me turning to actually getting struck and knowing exactly what it felt like and being scared for my life. I grabbed my head. I kept saying, Stay alive. I just repeated that numerous times. Thatll never leave me.
Greenberg was seriously injured, and it looked as if his major-league career was over just when it started. He developed vertigo and had post-concussion symptoms, and he last played with an affiliated minor-league team in 2008.
But Greenberg, 31, is back. On Tuesday, Miami will sign the outfielder to a one-day contract and giv...