Last week, Los Angeles Angels batting coach, Don Baylor broke his leg catching an errant ceremonial first pitch from Vlad Guerrero. It was as brutal as it was bizarre.
Baseball is not generally considered to be a contact sport but sometimes we get some horrific, gruesome and downright odd injuries from America's past time. This is a look back at some of baseball's most...
THAT'S THE TOPPS
0-1, 1 Strikeout, 0.000 BA. That is how Miami Marlins one at bat pinch-hitter Adam Greenberg’s Topps rookie baseball card will read on the back. Topp’s announced on Wednesday that they will make a baseball card for Adam Greenberg. Their claim, “Adam Greenberg @Marlins embodies dedication, hard work & persistence.” They also left out the [...]
MIAMI -- After striking out on three pitches, Adam Greenberg received a standing ovation from fans and high fives from teammates. But Greenberg had to draw the line somewhere.
No, he wasn't going to come out of the dugout for a curtain call.
"I wanted to do that after my at-bat, but I struck out," Greenberg said of the sixth inning. "So I can't do that. You...
Adam Greenberg got a second chance to bat in the major leagues years after getting hit in the head in his only career at-bat.
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...
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...
DREAMS DO COME TRUE
More than seven years after he was struck in the head by a pitch, Adam Greenberg will get his chance at one at-bat after signing a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins.
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...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2012
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...
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Over the last week or so, several people have hit me up on Twitter asking me to help promote OneAtBat.com, a social campaign to get the Chicago Cubs to sign Adam Greenberg and give him a chance to hit in the big leagues in September. The story is certainly moving. You may remember that Greenberg got hit in the head on the first pitch of his Major League career, but may not know...