Adam Greenberg News Archive

Former Diamond Heel, big leaguer (for a pitch) Adam Greenberg throws out first pitch at Cubs game

Twelve years ago today, Guilford’s Adam Greenberg has called up to the big leagues by the Chicago Cubs. What a ride he went on–he was hit in the head in his very first at bat. Greenberg was never the same, baseball wise, again. On Friday, the World Series champion Cubs welcomed him to Wrigley Field.

Former UNC baseball player Adam Greenberg encourages people to “Get Up” in his new book

Get Up. The Art of Perseverance. It’s the title of Adam Greenberg’s new book. Greenberg is the former major league baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, who in his very first big league at bat, was hit square in the head by a 94 mile per hour fastball. Baseball wise, the Guilford native, was never the same again.

Ex-Cub Adam Greenberg puts positive spin on one of baseball's cruelest tales

Adam Greenberg (UNC 2000-02) got hit squarely in the head by a fastball on the first pitch he saw in the big leagues. The errant delivery, which caused concussion and vertigo symptoms lasting a couple years, effectively ended Greenberg's MLB career. Prior to a recent speaking appearance in Chicago, Greenberg said the Cubs' success only served to stir up his thoughts of what might have been.

Adam Greenberg Signs Minor League Deal With Orioles

Adam Greenberg captivated baseball fans with his quest for one more at-bat, which came at the end of last season with the Marlins. But he wants a serious chance to resume his major league career. He made his case in person to Orioles manager Buck Showalter at the winter meetings earlier this month, and Baltimore is giving him a chance. Greenberg, from Guilford, signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Thursday.

Adam Greenberg gets 2013 Topps baseball card

This is cool: Adam Greenberg had just one at-bat this season, but it was big enough to get him a spot in the 2013 Topps Baseball card series. Topps made the announcement in a tweet: "Adam Greenberg @Marlins embodies dedication, hard work & persistence, proud he will be part of 2013 Topps Baseball!"

Adam Greenberg steps up to the plate for Marlins

Adam Greenberg’s level of determination and perseverance was clear to everyone on the UNC baseball team. But it became apparent to the rest of the country Tuesday, when the New Haven, Conn., native got his first Major League at-bat with the Miami Marlins, seven years after he was hit in the head by a pitch in his only previous Major League plate appearance.

UNC's Adam Greenberg gets 2nd chance in majors

Adam Greenberg's second major league plate appearance went a lot better than the first one, even though he struck out. Returning to the big leagues seven years after he was beaned, Greenberg fanned on three pitches Tuesday night as a pinch-hitter for the Miami Marlins. Greenberg signed a one-day contract before the game and batted leading off the sixth inning against New York Mets 20-game winner R.A. Dickey.

Strelow: Seven years later, Adam Greenberg gets another at-bat in the majors

Tonight, seven-plus years after he was hit by a pitch in his only major league plate appearance, Adam Greenberg will be back in the bigs. The Miami Marlins have signed Greenberg, a 31-year-old North Carolina alum, to a one-day contract with the guarantee that he gets one at-bat against the New York Mets, who are scheduled to start knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

Audio: Adam Greenberg Interview with Dan Patrick

Adam Greenberg joined the show to talk about getting another Major League at-bat after he was hit in the head in his first at-bat in 2005 against the Cubs and was never the same. Greenberg said this began with a campaign started by a fan who saw what happened and wanted him to get an at-bat.

Adam Greenberg may have Hollywood ending with Marlins

This isn’t heaven. It’s not even Iowa. And even if we boo the referees this Sunday, at least they are the real referees, our referees and it’s our right to chastise them. But one man who won’t be paying attention to the referees this Sunday is Adam Greenberg, a real-life Moonlight Graham about to enter some sort of magical cornfield where dreams do come true.

Video: Adam Greenberg on the Today Show

In Adam Greenberg’s first major-league at-bat with the Chicago Cubs in 2005, he was drilled in the head by a 92-mile-an-hour fastball on the first pitch and has not been back to the big leagues since. Seven years and one viral campaign later, Greenberg is getting a second chance. In an announcement during Greenberg’s interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY Thursday, Miami Marlins president David Samson revealed that the Marlins will sign Greenberg to a one-day contract.

Adam Greenberg Signs With The Marlins

Former Tar Heel Adam Greenberg will get his one more at bat as the Miami Marlins have offered Greenberg a one-day contract. Greenberg's MLB debut came on July 9, 2005 as he faced Valerio de los Santos in what would be his only at bat in the major leagues. Greenberg was hit in the head with a de los Santos offering and was removed from the game.

Adam Greenberg trying comeback

Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Adam Greenberg is willing to try anything to return to baseball, which is why he's going along with a filmmaker's website and video about his desire to get back to the big leagues after one fateful plate appearance gone wrong. Chicago-born filmmaker Matt Liston has started a film-backed campaign called "One At-Bat" to highlight Greenberg's story.

A day Adam Greenberg will never forget

This past Monday was an anniversary date Adam Greenberg may wish he could forget. It was on a Sunday night back in 2005 when Greenberg made his debut for the Chicago Cubs. The game was on ESPN and the Cubs were playing the Florida Marlins. Greenberg was called up from the Cubs’ West Tennessee Double-A affiliate two days before.

UNC Alum Adam Greenberg Dreams of Making It Back to the Majors

Unbroken: Five years after a bean ball ended his big-league career on the first pitch of his first at-bat, former Cub Adam Greenberg still yearns to fulfill his big-league dream.

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