Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was a promising young pitcher right out the minor leagues. He had an array of talent that most Major League Baseball scouts say that he is one of the bright young superstars in baseball. At his first start of the new season this week, he had his first start on April 8, 2009 against the rival Oakland Athletics. In this game, he proved to everybody at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California that he indeed has the talents like the scouts had predicted. He had pitched 7 scoreless innings and the coaches and the fans appreciate what might have been a promising future for this kid. Sports reporters around the Los Angeles area interviewed him and he was feeling more confident about his game.
After the interviews were done and looking forward to the next game, Nick Adenhart told the rest of his teammates and coaches good-bye after a job well done; it was the last time the Angels organization had seen him alive. Later on that night, Adenhart was driving home from the game. All of the sudden, a minivan ran though a red light and smashing into his Mitsubishi Eclipse. Also, the minivan derailed two other cars that killed two others. Nick Adenhart died at the scene. The team had found out about his death early the next morning leaving them in shock. Later that morning, the Los Angeles Police Department found the owner of the minivan by the name of Andrew Gallo who left at the scene of the accident. The Angels next game was the next day against the Boston Red Sox was postponed. Thousands came to the Angels Stadium and prayed respects to the fallen Angel with flowers, notes and jerseys. The Angels will have the number 34 (his number) on the pitcher’s mound and as well as a patch to commemorate him. The sad thing about is that he was only 22 years old and he a bright future ahead of him.