Cubs fan launches Greenberg campaign

September 04, 2012|By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz | RedEye

A documentary filmmaker has garnered more than 13,000 signatures in his campaign to give former Cubs outfielder Adam Greenberg one more chance at bat.

The last time and only time Greenberg was at bat was July 2005 in the ninth inning in a game against the Florida Marlins. Pitcher Valerio de los Santos threw a 92-mile-per-hour fastball, which hit Greenberg in the back of his head.

Greenberg suffered a mild concussion but never played a major-league game again. His plate appearance is listed as a "hit by pitch" not an official "at bat."

Filmmaker Matt Liston, who describes himself as a diehard Cubs fans, is trying to get Greenberg to play for the Cubs against the Houston Astros in one of the last regular season games in early October.

Wrote Liston: "We would like the Chicago Cubs, one of the most cherished teams in sports, to step up to the plate for Adam."

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 13,400 people had signed the petition at Change.org.

Since his time with the Cubs, Greenberg founded LuRong Living, a dietary supplement company.

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