Anybody who grew up playing baseball dreamed of playing in the Major Leagues. As most of us grow older we realize how far out of reach that dream actually is, but we never stop dreaming.
As you move up the ladder in competition, fewer and fewer players continue making it harder and harder to reach the top.
Now imagine if you perservered through all the different levels to finally get the cal you’ve been waiting for all your life, a trip to the big leagues. Only to have it last one pitch.
That is what happened to Adam Greenberg formally of the Chicago Cubs.
On July 9, 2005 just 2 days after being called up from the minor leagues, Greenberg got his chance at the plate for the first time. It was a pinch-hit appearance in the 9th inning of a game against the Florida Marlins.
On the very first pitch, Marlins pitcher Valerio de los Santos hit Greenberg in the head with a fastball. Greenberg suffered a concussion and was immediately lifted from the game after only 1 pitch.
He never made it back up to bat.
After some rehab in the minors in 2005, Greenberg was still suffering from the side effects of being hit in the head. He struggled in early 2006 and was released in June by the Cubs. After bouncing around the minor leagues for the next few years, Greenberg never got the call again.
That is where filmmaker Matt Liston comes in.
As a lifetime baseball and Chicago Cubs fan, Liston is trying to get Greenberg his one at-bat. Liston has created a campaign and petition to get Greenberg one at-bat in the Major Leagues. Help us get him back for what everyone dreams of as a kid and what Greenberg deserves. You can sign the petition below and watch the video Liston has made about the event.