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November 30, 2009
By The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Angels voted to give a full postseason share to the estate of Nick Adenhart, the rookie pitcher killed in April in a car accident allegedly caused by a drunken driver. The Angels' shares were worth $138,039. Los Angeles lost to the New York Yankees in the AL championship series. The Yankees won the World Series, and their full postseason shares were worth a record $365,053, Major League Baseball said Monday. That was up from $351,504 on the 2008 champion Philadelphia Phillies and the previous mark of $362,173 set by the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.
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By BOB PARASILITI | October 26, 2009
The definition is simple. The act is probably one of the most difficult things to accomplish. To cope. It is "to struggle or deal, especially on fairly even terms or with some degree of success. " Now, nearly six months after his tragic death, Nick Adenhart's family, friends and Los Angeles Angels teammates continue to struggle, deal and look for that degree of success. The look from all sides proves that life without Adenhart is a painful work in progress. It becomes oh-so-evident how the most important people in his life are struggling to cope with his absence in the 13-minute feature on Adenhart's death, which airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 23, 2009
HALFWAY -- Each child who steps onto the major league field at Halfway Little League will be reminded of the story of Nick Adenhart. Before a crowd of more than 150 people, the baseball field where Adenhart honed his skills in the sport was named in his honor during a ceremony Sunday evening. Adenhart died along with two friends in a car accident April 9 in Fullerton, Calif., shortly after making his 2009 debut for the Los Angeles Angels. An American flag attached to a Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway ladder truck extended high over home plate and people choked backed emotions as Adenhart's history was recounted.
NEWS
July 18, 2009
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Jon Wilhite survived a horrific car crash and three grueling months of rehabilitation to reach the Coliseum mound on Saturday. His ceremonial first pitch sailed high and true to Kurt Suzuki, the former college teammate who has become Wilhite's biggest fan. "It's amazing to be on the same field with him again," said Suzuki, the Oakland Athletics catcher. "It's just playing catch, like the old days. " Wilhite's appearance before the A's game against the Los Angeles Angels was the highlight of an emotional weekend for the two teams that met in Anaheim on April 9, a few hours before Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart, of Williamsport, and friends Henry Pearson and Courtney Stewart were killed by what police say was a drunk driver.
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By BOB PARASILITI | July 1, 2009
HALFWAY -- Nick Adenhart made many lasting impressions in his youth while pitching in the Halfway Little League. His family made sure he made at least one more. Family and friends of Adenhart made a $5,000 donation to the Halfway organization Wednesday during a ceremony at home plate before the start of the Maryland District 1 9-10 Tournament game with Federal. It was the first payment made from The Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund, a charitable fund created in the Williamsport High School graduate's name to benefit Little League baseball.
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June 22, 2009
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels set up an award in memory of pitcher Nick Adenhart, the Williamsport High School graduate who died on April 9 after he was killed in a traffic collision by a suspected drunken driver. Named the Nick Adenhart "Pitcher of the Year" award, the accolade will be given to the Angels' pitcher whose performance is selected by his teammates as the most outstanding through the season. Adenhart, 22, died in surgery hours after he made his season debut by pitching six scoreless innings in a loss to the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim.
NEWS
June 10, 2009
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Alcohol was found in the system of the young woman who was driving Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart before they were both killed in a deadly collision in April, according to toxicology tests released Wednesday. The tests show Courtney Stewart, 20, consumed alcohol shortly before the crash, but the coroner's office could not determine how much she drank, and prosecutors were doubtful the finding could be used at the trial of the man charged with their deaths.
NEWS
May 10, 2009
Hancock woman receives bionic arm Punishment for posting fight video harsh, father says Law enforcement, corrections workers recognized Nick Adenhart's family starts memorial fund Bonanza Extravaganza kicks off
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By BOB PARASILITI | May 8, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Nick Adenhart got the chance to live his dream. Now, through a memorial fund started by his family, young baseball players across the country will have a chance to pursue theirs. Adenhart, a 22-year-old Williamsport High School graduate, died April 9 as the result of a traffic accident in Fullerton, Calif., just hours after pitching for the Los Angeles Angels. The family of the former Halfway Little League and Hagerstown PONY League star has started the Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund, which is designed to provide financial support to youth baseball organizations.
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By BOB PARASILITI | April 17, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Like any father, Jim Adenhart spoke of his son in glowing terms. "Nick constantly challenged himself," an emotional Adenhart said Friday night. "Every inning, every batter, every pitch ... he challenged himself and he came through. " It was with both pride and pain that Adenhart spoke through tears during a memorial service at Williamsport High School attended by nearly 1,800 people. Most of the crowd sat solemnly and some wept as the local pitcher who overcame arm surgery to play for the Los Angeles Angels was remembered.
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