Nick Adenhart: A Phenomenal Player and Person

Nicholas James Adenhart was born on August 24th, 1986. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 14th round of the 2004 MLB Draft and was only drafted that low because of possible arm problems. He was always a great guy in the clubhouse and the pitcher you’d want on the mound. He looked to have a great future ahead of him and was regarded as one of the best pitchers in the minor leagues. He got called up to the Angels on May 1st, 2008 making his major debut as a starter against the White Sox, and although he allowed  5 earned runs in 2 innings, you could see that the talent was there. He made 4 starts in his career and dominated the Athletics in his last outing on April 8th, 2009. Shortly after midnight on April 9th, 2009, he was among three people killed in a crash in Fullerton, California, when a minivan ran a red light and hit his silver Mitsubishi, killing him and two other people. Today’s Angels game is postponed due to his death. Rest in Peace Nick Adenhart,   Rest in Peace.

The Manoman

A Photo Memoir of Nick Adenhart

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Nick Adenhart

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Adenhart throws to ...

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Nick Adenhart

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Adenhart throws to ...

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Adenhart gets ready ...

 

Posted on April 9, 2009, in Dailies, MLB and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Thank you for just a fitting tribute. Rest in Peace Nick.

    Julia
    http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

  2. R.I.P. Nick Adenhart
    1986 – 2009

  3. crazy19canuck

    I have been away from the computer all day, and I hadn’t heard about this. This is a wonderful memorial post, Manoman. I hope his family and the Angels are doing what they can to get through this bad time. My prayers go out to the family and team.
    Canuck
    http://watercooler.mlblogs.com

  4. Kristopher Krawiec

    A very touching and classy tribute, thank you.
    Kris

  5. the thome beltran deal was finalized about a week ago. Sorry. Why is it bad?
    Cheeky
    http://cheeky.mlblogs.com

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