Adam Greenberg to speak about “Get Up” book at Guilford Free Library

Newly signed Miami Marlins' Adam Greenberg swings his bat before a baseball game against the New York Mets in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Greenberg, 31, signed a one-day contract and was to bat as a pinch-hitter in the Marlins' game against the Mets, who planned to start 20-game winner R.A. Dickey. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

adam greenberg Adam Greenberg to speak about Get Up book at Guilford Free Library(WTNH)–Guilford High School graduate and one-time major leaguer (at least for a pitch) Adam Greenberg will be participating in an “author talk” at Guilford Free Library on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 p.m.

His book “Get Up,” is the story of how he overcame one of the toughest breaks ever dealt to a baseball player.

On July 9, 2005, no one suspected the triumph of Adam Greenberg’s first major league plate appearance with the Chicago Cubs would be obliterated by an errant 92 mile-an-hour first pitch fastball. He didn’t know it at the time, but that pitch was a gift.

Greenberg now offers his story of overcoming adversity and persevering through challenges in hopes of helping you pursue your dreams in life.

You can register to attend the talk online at, or by calling 203-453-8282. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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