Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/7/12
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez honored his friend and former minor league teammate Nick Adenhart, who was killed by a drunk driver in a car accident in April 2009, by using a glove Friday night that Adenhart gave him two years earlier. Gonzalez made his first major league start at Angel Stadium in front of 200 family members and friends. He went to high school in Southern California and signed with the then Anaheim Angels as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played with Adenhart in the Angels' system for two seasons. The right-handed throwing Gonzalez, using the glove Adenhart gave him in 2007 as a gift, tossed seven innings of three-hit ball before a crowd of 42,716 in the Orioles' 3-2 victory over the Angels. While Gonzalez has held on to the Rawlings glove for five years, he had never used it in a game before Friday. "I thought it was the perfect time to do it," he told MLB.com. Gonzalez always keeps the glove close to him as a reminder of his fallen friend...
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