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Adam Greenberg's second chance

Chicago Cubs rookie Adam Greenberg, center, is helped

Chicago Cubs rookie Adam Greenberg, center, is helped by Cubs trainers after being hit in the helmet by the first pitch he faced in the major leagues from Florida Marlins relief pitcher Valerio Do Los Santos, in Miami. Just called up by the Cubs, he got beaned by a 92 mph fastball on the first pitch and never set foot in a big league batter's box again. (Credit: AP, 2005)

In his first major league at-bat, on the first pitch he saw, Adam Greenberg was hit in the head with a 92-mph fastball. He left the game without an official at-bat that night.

He never played again.

That was July 9, 2005.

That changes Oct. 2, 2012.

Greenberg, 31, was signed to a one-day contract Thursday morning by the Miami Marlins, the team that ended his career with the Cubs, and he'll get his one at-bat against the Mets. The scheduled pitcher that day? Knuckleballer and Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey.

Welcome to the bigs, kid.

It happened live on "The Today Show." Watch the entire story below.


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