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.
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