Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Today would have been the 27th birthday for former Angels RHP Nick Adenhart and it has been well over three years since he died tragically in a car crash. Age 22 is no time for a young man to go, especially in such a terrible manner. Of course, the accident that killed him involved a drunk driver who ran a red light, striking the car Adenhart was in, killing him and two others in the car. Adenhart had just finished off his first start of the season, throwing 6 scoreless innings on 4/8/2009. Just one day later was the fatal crash that took his life. It was 2004 where the Anaheim Angels took Adenhart in the 14th round of the annual MLB draft. At the time, Adenhart had gotten injured, needing Tommy John surgery in 2004. This affected his placement in the draft, as he was taken in the 14th round, but got a bonus that was higher than some players taken in the second round of the draft. Working his way back from the injury, Adenhart saw his stock rise during the 2006 season, as he we...
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