The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inducted its newest class of honorees Sunday, CBS reports. Adam Greenberg, the former Chicago Cub who was struck in the head by a baseball during his very first at-bat in 2005, and who suffered sustained vision problems and vertigo, was among the honorees. In 2012, after seven years in the minor leagues and a brief stint playing for the Israeli national team, a social media campaign launched on Greenberg’s behalf landed him a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins. His brief return to the big leagues saw him playing for the Marlins against the New York Mets.
Other recipients of Hall of Fame plaques at the Long Island museum this weekend were bowler Mark Roth, basketball players Barry Kramer and Don Goldstein, tennis players Angela Buxton and Jay Berger, and NFL agent Joel Segal. Two more basketball players were honored as well; Alan Bluman was posthumously awarded the George Young Award, and Jack Laub received the Dick Steinberg Good Guy Award.
This year’s college honorees include Jordan Wolf, a lacrosse player at Duke University and Lauren Battista, a basketball player at Bentley University. High school honorees were Wimbledon junior champion Noah Rubin and lacrosse player Will Sands.
Mazel tov to the class of 2014.
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.