Trevor’s Time To Retire

trevor-hoffman.jpgTrevor William Hoffman, the All-Time Saves leader and Mr. Padre #2, retired today after 18 amazing years of closing dominance.

It was an incredible run. Trevor is one of my favorite players ever. He’s the classiest guy around, and he’s such a good baseball player. His years with San Diego are some that I’ll never forget. I’ll never forget the day that he became the All-Time saves leader, and the days he got his 500th and 600th saves. I’ll never forget the day that I got his autograph (which was the same day that I fell in love with Kouz actually).

We were so blessed to have him here for so many years.

trevor legkick.jpgTrevor, I don’t think you’ll ever know the impact that you’ve had on me and the city of San Diego. Even when we didn’t have many championships to look forward to, we always had amazing moments to look forward to because we had the best closer in all of baseball right here. Not only were you an amazing influence on the field, but you were an amazing example of sportsmanship and leadership.

I’ll never forget sitting in my room on a September afternoon, the radios blaring, as we listening to you getting your 479th save. That was such an incredible moment that it brought me to tears. I didn’t really know much about your career at that point, but I knew that that was a very special moment.

 
trevor 479 trophy.jpgThank you so much for everything. Thanks for all the memories and fun times. Thanks for staying here as long as you did. Thanks for giving us something incredible to cheer for and to watch. Thank you for being such an integral part of this organization.

Even though you were a member of a couple other teams, I know that you will always be a Padre. Especially now that you’re joining the club in a front office role, you are going to become a Padre again. I’m so excited that you’re back home, where you belong.

Always a Padre <3

I love you Trevor!!

See you in the Hall of Fame in 2016. 

GO PADRES!!! 

3 Comments

I hated to see him retire, but it’s a day every player must face. Glad to see he’s going to be with the Padres still….just a different type of uniform.

Ron

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Nice entry. Man, I can’t believe it’s true that Trevor William Hoffman retired. He definitely brought the city of Sam Diego with ton of memorable moments. It still seems surreal that Trevor will not be in a baseball uniform but he’s the greatest closer of all-time. :)
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Trevor Hoffman was the rare player that combined excellence with class. It’s amazing to me why people say he wouldn’t be a first ballot hall of famer.

Bob, Bostonball
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