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Nick Adenhart

Nicholas James "Nick" Adenhart (August 24, 1986 – April 9, 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

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Drunk Driver Gets Life for Killing Angels Pitcher

Drunk Driver Gets Life for Killing Angels Pitcher

The drunk driver who killed L.A. Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart last year in a high-speed crash just got the book thrown at him -- 51 years to LIFE in prison.As we first reported, 24-year-old Andrew… READ MORE >

Possible Defense in Death of Angels Pitcher

Possible Defense in Death of Angels Pitcher

A new twist in the death of Anaheim Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart ... the woman driving the car he was in had been drinking shortly before the fatal accident.We've learned the results of the… READ MORE >

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Adenhart Crash Suspect Charged with Murder

Adenhart Crash Suspect Charged with Murder

Andrew Gallo, the man behind the wheel of the van that killed Nick Adenhart and two others, has been charged with three counts of murder.He faces a maximum sentence of 55 years to life.In addition… READ MORE >

- 1968 days ago
Adenhart Crash Survivor in Induced Coma

Adenhart Crash Survivor in Induced Coma

Jon Wilhite, who survived the car crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others, is currently in a medically-induced coma. Wilhite underwent surgery yesterday, in part to relieve… READ MORE >

- 1968 days ago
Mugshot of Man Who Caused Adenhart Crash

Mugshot of Man Who Caused Adenhart Crash

UPDATE: Gallo has been booked for murder and gross vehicular manslaughter. Due to the counts, Gallo has been denied bail. This is the booking photo of the man who may be responsible for the death… READ MORE >

- 1968 days ago
3rd Adenhart Crash Victim Identified

3rd Adenhart Crash Victim Identified

The 3rd victim of the tragic car wreck that killed baseball star Nick Adenhart has been identified as 25-year-old Henry Nigel Pearson. Henry, who was also a baseball enthusiast, was friends with… READ MORE >

- 1969 days ago
Adenhart Crash Survivor Conscious, Moving Legs

Adenhart Crash Survivor Conscious, Moving Legs

The only survivor from the Mitsubishi that was involved in the brutal car crash that killed 3 people, including pro baseball player Nick Adenhart, is currently in critical condition at the UC… READ MORE >

- 1969 days ago
This Is the Guy Who Caused the Adenhart Crash

This Is the Guy Who Caused the Adenhart Crash

UPDATE: The first mugshot of Andrew Gallo on the left is from an '06 arrest for being drunk in public. We also got our hands on court documents from his DUI, which was also in '06, in which Gallo… READ MORE >

- 1969 days ago
Person Who Drove Adenhart -- So.Cal Girl

Person Who Drove Adenhart -- So.Cal Girl

We just got photos of Courtney Stewart, the driver of the Mitsubishi Eclipse in the fatal crash which killed Nick Adenhart. Sadly, she also passed away.Courtney, 20, a student at Cal State… READ MORE >

- 1969 days ago
Cop: Driver of Van in Adenhart Crash Drank

Cop: Driver of Van in Adenhart Crash Drank

During the Nick Adenhart press conference, a Fullerton PD spokesman said the man who caused the accident that killed Nick and two others was under the influence of alcohol at the time.The… READ MORE >

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