Club holds private memorial service for Adenhart

The Angels assembled on Thursday at 11 a.m. near home plate at Angel Stadium for a private organization-wide memorial tribute to Nick Adenhart. The 22-year-old pitcher was killed on April 9 in Fullerton, Calif., along with companions Courtney Stewart and Henry Pearson when their car was struck by hit-and-run motorist Andrew Thomas Gallo, who was charged with three counts of murder along with other felony counts, including driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit.

“It was a very good service, something I’m personally glad we were able to do,” Angels catcher Jeff Mathis said. “This was private, just for us, the players, coaches, front office . . . everybody. It was important for the guys who didn’t get to go to the [funeral] service for Nick in Maryland. Some people got up and spoke. It was very meaningful for us.”

With games scheduled in Seattle, only a handful of players were able to attend the services for Adenhart in his native Maryland along with manager Mike Scioscia and front-office personnel.






  1. futureangelsdotcom

    The Adenhart family has created a memorial fund. Here’s the mailing address:

    34 Angel Forever,
    Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund
    c/o Geier Financial Group,
    2205 Warwick Way
    Suite 200,
    Marriottsville MD 21104


    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Adenhart family, and the entire Angels organization. For those on the team, being on the team is like having a second family. Losing a bright , promising teammate like Nick Adenhart, is painfull beyond belief. I know the team has been struggling since this happened, and it’s understandable why. Nick’s spirit will always be with the team. This service will provide some closure to this terrible tragedy. One way to help the team is remembering who he was to you, and top talk about him with your teammates, and your immediate family. I’ve read nothing but , kind,nice comments about Nick. A bright guy, that had a bright promising future, that was taken from us way to soon, by a person that was going a extremely foolish, and stupid act.


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