Greatest Moment In Marlins History: #125 One More At Bat
By Andy Salgado
I love feel good stories, and moment 125 is definitely one of those feel good stories. Welcome to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Today we bring you One More at Bat: The Story of Adam Greenberg!
Oct. 2, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Fans cheer as Miami Marlins outfielder Adam Greenberg (10) steps into the batters box during a game against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
On July 9, 2005 Adam went up for his first ever at bat in the majors; little did he know that it might be his last at bat. It was the Cubs vs. the Marlins and Adam came into the 9th as a pinch hitter. On the very first pitch Adam took a 92 mph fastball in the back of the head from Valerio de los Santos. Adam would suffer from vertigo after the injury and would bounce around the minors for the next 6 years, never quite making it back up to the majors.
In 2012 the Cubs fan bases started a petition to get Adam his first official major league at bat. Who was there to answer the call? None other than the Miami Marlins, who signed Adam to a 1 day contract worth $2,623 that was donated to research for athletes with brain trauma. On October 2, 2012 Adam got his One More At Bat! In the bottom of the sixth Adam came up to bat. Who was he facing? R.A. Dickey, the winner of the Cy Young that year.
Adam went down swinging, but that didn’t matter because he finally got his official at bat! This story shows that no matter what you just got to keep on trying to reach your dreams and some day they will come true. Till next time… Let’s Go Marlins!