Flem File

In the pros, death is just one more tough loss to get over

Updated: April 24, 2009, 4:59 PM ET
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

I was in a rental car, not far from Nick Adenhart's hometown of Williamsport, Md., when the radio program I was listening to was interrupted by the news: "Tragic story from the world of major league baseball," the voice said. "Angels rookie pitcher and two others are dead, killed earlier this morning by a suspected drunken driver. The accident occurred just hours after Adenhart, who was 22, had realized his big league dreams, throwing six scoreless innings against the A's. His father, Jim, ...

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