The Los Angeles Angels community is filled with sadness after pitcher Tyler Skaggs died suddenly in his hotel room of unknown causes at the young age of 27. In his memory, let’s reflect on previous members of the Angels that left us too soon.
These tragic events will often cause us to reflect back and think of others who were taken from us too soon. Los Angeles Angels history in this regard is particularly intriguing since they had more players who died unexpectedly than any other franchise. As we mourn for Tyler Skaggs will take a moment to pay tribute to other Angels players who left us suddenly while in the prime of their life.
Pitcher Nick Adenhart lifetime dream came true after he went 3-0 in spring training and was brought up to the majors. He was an up and coming player with a bright future as a major league pitcher, something he had worked his whole life to accomplish.
His future was so bright that Baseball America named him as the Angels best prospect in 2009. After playing just four games in the majors, Nick Adenhart was tragically killed by a drunk driver at the young age of 22. The driver who killed Adenhart was driving with a suspended license.