The second at-bat in the career of Adam Greenberg occurred Tuesday night. Greenberg signed a one day contract with the Florida Marlins after an online petition was started in order to get him a second chance.
In Greenberg’s second chance he whiffed on three pitches from New York Mets starter RA Dickey.
Dickey is a 20 game winner this season and is considered a leading candidate for the NL Cy Young award.
Following the strike out Greenberg gave a bit of a smile and received a standing ovation from the Marlins crowd. Greenberg did not go out to play defense as Scott Cousins took his place in the field.
You can view avideo of the at-bat here. Until MLB removes it from Youtube
Greenberg’s first at-bat occurred seven years ago. One pitch into the at-bat he was hit in the back of the head by a fastball from Florida Marlins pitcher Valerio de los Santos.
He never recovered completely from the concussion he got and eventually faded from the minors to the independent leagues to out of baseball.
“It’s just magical… I couldn’t be more excited” says Adam Greenberg about his second chance at the big leagues.