Nick Adenhart Was Los Angeles Angels Pitcher

April 9, 2009

Nick Adenhart was a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of MLB. Adenhart died in a car accident last night in Fullerton, California. Find out more and see a video and a biography of Nick Adenhart here.

Adenhart’s car apparently got crashed into a minivan which ran the red light. The driver of the minivan tried to escape the scene of the crash but was later caught. Two other people, including an Angels staff member, were pronounced dead on the spot.

The accident happened in a city nearby the Angels’ stadium in Anaheim. Nick had started for the Angels in the match against Oakland Athletics only last night and had shut them down for six innings.

He is survived by his father Jim and mother Janet.

“Nick’s family expresses sincere gratitude for all the help the Angels have provided. He lived his dream and was blessed to be part of an organization comprised of such warm, caring, and compassionate people. The Angels were his extended family. Thanks to all of Nick’s loyal supporters and fans throughout his career. He will always be in everyone’s hearts forever.”

As a biography, Nick Adenhart was born on August 24, 1986 in Silver Spring, Maryland so he was 22 years old. He was drafted by the Angels in the 14th round of the 2004 MLB Draft and was one of the best prospects in the Angels organization. He was ranked the 24th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America in 2007.

Nick made his debut against Oakland Athletics in May last year and earned a no-decision. He earned his only career victory on May 12th 2008 against the Chicago White Sox, a match that the Angels won 10-7. He earned a no-decision in his final game, few hours before his death.

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