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Former Cub Adam Greenberg struck out in his first at-bat since being hit in the head by a pitch in 2005.
Former Cub Adam Greenberg finally registered an official at-bat on Tuesday, seven years after his first trip to the plate in the major leagues. Greenberg, who signed a one-day contract with the Marlins, struck out against R.A. Dickey in the sixth inning in the Marlins' 4-3 win over the Mets. However, the score or the outcome of the at-bat aren't all that important, in the context of this story.
Greenberg was hit in the back of the head by the first pitch he ever saw in the major leagues, a 92 mph fastball from the Marlins' Valerio de los Santos. He suffered from a concussion, the effects of which plagued him for years. Greenberg had all but given up on playing in the major leagues again, but an online campaign for him to get one more at-bat helped get the Marlins' attention. He hopes to keep up his comeback next year.