(WSCR) Roughly three weeks ago, we brought you the story of a filmmakers dedicated to getting former Cub Adam Greenberg one last at-bat.
As you remember, Greenberg’s Major League career ended on the very first pitch he saw, when he was beaned in the head by a 92 mph fastball. Years later, filmmaker Matt Liston started a campaign to give Greenberg one more at-bat.
Well, the Miami Marlins heard Liston’s cry and have agreed to give Greenberg one chance at the plate.
The Marlins, the team that beaned Greenberg seven years ago, received permission from Commissioner Bud Seling to add Greenberg to their roster and let him bat next Tuesday against the New York Mets.
“I’m extremely proud to extend this opportunity to Adam,” Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said in a statement. “He has earned this chance as his love and passion for the game never diminished, despite his career tragically being cut short. I look forward to seeing Adam step up to the plate and realizing his comeback dream next Tuesday night.”