How often do you get a second chance? Adam Greenberg, a former Chicago Cubs prospect who was hit by the first major league pitch he saw, gets a second chance at his first at-bat this Tuesday in Miami, the very town where his career nearly ended seven years ago.
Greenberg struggled, suffering vertigo and vision problems as a result of the pitch, and never regained the form that made him a promising prospect. Greenberg persevered, however, playing in the minor leagues with hopes of getting a second shot at the majors. His cause was helped by a social media and documentary campaign called “One at Bat.”
The Marlins signed Greenberg to a one-day contract last week and announced he would get his at-bat in their game versus the New York Mets on Tuesday. Get a deal to see that game and Greenberg’s one at bat.
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