GUILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- A dream is about to come true for a baseball player from Guilford whose career in the Majors was over before it even got started.
Seven years ago, Adam Greenberg got hit in the head during his first at bat with the Chicago Cubs.
Greenberg has been playing baseball here and there since his injury, but this is big, basically getting a second chance in the Major Leagues.
"This is really about perseverance and doing what you love to do and getting an opportunity again," Adam said. "What better thing in life than that?"
However, Adam has no fear about getting back in the batters box seven years after being hit in the head by a pitch in his Major League debut with the Chicago Cubs. An injury that sidelined the player with so much promise.
"It was pretty special the first time when I got called up by the Cubs," he said, "but this one is a lot more involved after seven years of struggle."
The Florida Marlins are now responding to a movement to give Adam a chance at the plate, putting him in the books.
For his mom Wendy and brother Sam it's proof to believe is to see it happen.
"It's his belief and it's his work ethic and his passion," Wendy said, "his passion for the game."
"I'm more going to be excited than nervous because he is so confident," Sam said.
Lots from Guilford High will be watching, including Adam's high school coach.
"What is your advice," asked News 8's Erin Cox.
"Well I texted him and I said take the pitchers legs off, take it right up the middle," said coach Randy Tyler.
Adam plans to swing away.
"I can say for me there is zero pressure," Adam said, "it's already success, I don't have to get a hit, I don't have to get on base. I want and I'm going to compete like heck."
He wore number 5 all through high school. We don't know what number Adam will be sporting for the Marlins, but his mom says she hopes it's not 17, since that was the number he wore when he got hit by a pitch.
He will get a paycheck for this one day of play. Adam says he will donate it to a head trauma organization.
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