Adam Greenberg signed a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins effective for their Oct. 2 game against the New York Mets. Greenberg infamously has only seen one pitch in his major league career. As a Chicago Cub, Greenberg pinch hit against the Marlins on July 9, 2005 and was hit in the head by a Valerio De Los Santos fastball. After getting hit Greenberg suffered from post-concussions symptoms and vertigo; he had not been able to make his way back into the majors since, but continued to try.
Greenberg played a few years of minor league ball, and most recently spent 2009-2011 with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League. He competed for Team Israel in World Baseball Classic qualifying this September where Israel lost to Spain in the championship.
Greenberg will donate his one-day salary to the Marlins Foundation, who will in turn make a donation to the Sports Legacy Institute. Greenberg believe his story sends a message:
"I had a choice. I could have said, ‘Poor me,' and ‘This is horrible,' but I chose to get up and get back in the box. That's kind of the message to everyone. No matter what is going on in their own personal lives or anything, get back up, keep going. Good things do happen. Sometimes it takes seven years, but you know what, anything is possible."