Place a bid on this Adam Greenberg autographed bat and autographed baseball. On September 27, 2012 the Miami Marlins announced that they had signed former prospect Adam Greenberg to a one-day Major League contract, effective October 2. Greenberg will appear with the Marlins on October 2 vs. the Mets, to record his first official Major League at-bat.
Greenberg, 31, made his Major League debut on July 9, 2005 with the Cubs vs. the Marlins but was hit in the back of his head by a pitch from Valerio De Los Santos in his only Major League plate appearance. He is currently one of only two players ever to be hit by a pitch in his first-and-only Major League plate appearance and never take the field, along with Fred Van Dusen (Philadelphia, 1955). After spending the remainder of the 2005 season on the Disabled List, Greenberg, who suffered from vertigo following the incident, played in the minors and independent baseball from 2006-2009.
Greenberg has agreed to donate his one-day salary to the Marlins Foundation, which will then make a donation to the Sports Legacy Institute – an organization that advances the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups.Proceeds from this auction benefit the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy. Call Gilbert Gonzalez at (305) 480-1446 for more information.