Los Angeles Angels’ pitching prospect Nick Adenhart was killed in a hit-and-run car crash early this morning in Fullerton, Ca.
Hours earlier, Adenhart was on the mound for the Angels in just his fourth big league start.
The 22-year-old had worked his way through the Angels’ farm system and was considered one of the team’s top prospects. His bright future was suddenly cut short by a reckless driver in a minivan, who sadly took the lives of two others, as well.
Adenhart’s final game was a display of his unmitigated talent. The right-hander tossed six scoreless innings, scattering seven hits, while striking out five, and walking just three.