Nick Adenhart (1986–2009) was an American right-handed baseball
starting pitcher who played two seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB)
for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In four career games, Adenhart
pitched 18 innings and posted a win-loss record of 1–0, with nine
strikeouts and a 6.00 earned run average (ERA). A graduate of
Williamsport High School, Adenhart was highly touted as a high school
prospect until an injury in his final game required Tommy John surgery.
He was drafted by the Angels in the 14th round of the 2004 Major League
Baseball Draft, and began playing in their minor league system after the
surgery was a success. He spent three full years in the minor leagues
before making his major league debut on May 1, 2008. After appearing in
three games, Adenhart spent the rest of 2008 in the minor leagues
developing his skills, and in 2009 he earned a spot in the Angels'
starting rotation. Just after pitching his first start of 2009, Adenhart
was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. Both the Angels and the
Salt Lake Bees, for whom Adenhart played in 2008, suspended their next
games. There were many tributes to him over the course of the season,
including his former teammates spraying champagne and beer on one of his
jerseys after they clinched the 2009 American League West division
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