2004 Sweet Spot Signatures #SS-HO
When Trevor Hoffman's name was announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday, I was very excited... but not really surprised.
2007 Sweet Spot Patch #SW-HO
With that being said... today I wanted to stand up and express my admiration and appreciation for the Padres fan favorite and franchise icon.
2008 Topps Silk Collection #NNO
He is the first pitcher in MLB history to reach the 500 and 600 save milestones. And when he retired from baseball after the 2010 season, he was the MLB all-time saves leader. Those numbers by themselves put him in elite company.
1996 Leaf Signature Silver #NNO
But when you consider that over 90% of his saves were earned while wearing a San Diego Padres uniform that only strengthens his case. Hoffman didn't have the luxury of playing on many winning teams, so he had to make the most out of his save opportunities. Padres fans realize.
2001 SP Game Used Authentic Fabric #TrH
Congratulations Trevor and thanks for the memories! Happy Saturday and sayonara!