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Major League Baseball mourns passing of Nick Adenhart
04/09/2009 2:22 PM ET
Tonight's scheduled game between the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has been postponed at the direction of Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, who conferred with Angels owner Arte Moreno today upon learning of the fatal automobile accident that took three lives, including that of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.

Commissioner Selig issued the following statement this afternoon:

"Major League Baseball is in mourning today upon the news of this tragedy that has taken Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others. Nick was just 22 years of age, with a wonderful life and career ahead of him.

"On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my sincere sympathy to the families and friends of all three victims and to the entire Angels' organization. I send my deepest condolences to Nick's parents, Jim and Janet. The hearts of everyone in baseball are with them at this most difficult time."

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