Former MLB Outfielder Adam Greenberg Runs For Political Office

Adam Greenberg

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — Republican and former major leaguer Adam Greenberg ran to represent Connecticut's 12th District — the seat Ted Kennedy Junior gave up when he decided not to run for re-election.

In his first Major League appearance in 2005, the Chicago Cubs outfielder was hit in the back of the head with a 92 mile per hour fastball on the very first pitch he saw.

Greenberg suffered a compound skull fracture and toiled in the minors for years but, seven years later — after an online petition — the Miami Marlins signed him to a one-day contract in 2012 so he could finally get an official at-bat in the majors.

Greenberg stepped to the plate and struck out on three pitches against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. He retired in 2014 and was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

The former major leaguer lost to Democrat Christine Cohen in Tuesday’s election.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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