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Trevor Hoffman Breaks All Time MLB Save Record  
User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

For those who are interested, San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman broke Lee Smith's all time save record by recording career save #479 today.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports...60924-1541-bbn-pirates-padres.html


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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

The most forgotten pitcher in baseball. Great job Hoffman!


Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 1):
The most forgotten pitcher in baseball. Great job Hoffman!

No kidding. I'd like to see what he could have done if he spent the past 13 seasons with the Yanks or Braves, instead of on teams that have been more or less sub .500 teams. Mariano Rivera my ass...the guy is good, but not the best.



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Hoffman been doing this a long time, and still is one of the best in the business. More strikeouts than innings pitched, 479 saves in 817 games with a career E.RA of 2.70 over 13 years. Great stuff (not including this years all-star game) should be a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame.

User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Quoting FutureUALpilot (Thread starter):

He's on my fantasy team. Big grin



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Wow! Great news for us San Diego fans! Plus (captain obvious moment here) if he got the save, that means SD got the win tonight! Helping maintain our 1st place position...

I'm heading to mlb.com right now!



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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3018 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 1):
The most forgotten pitcher in baseball. Great job Hoffman!

Who?

 Wink



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1826 times:
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I got Lidge on my fantasy team.  no 

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1824 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 3):
candidate

Cadidate??? He's a first ballot selection.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1822 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 8):
Cadidate??? He's a first ballot selection.

He should be, however Hall of Fame voters tend to treat closers like red headed step-children. We'll see 5 years after Hoff hangs'em up.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1820 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 9):
He should be, however Hall of Fame voters tend to treat closers like red headed step-children.

Well, we should see if HOF voters have changed with the times with Edgar Martinez shows up on the ballot in 2008 I think it is. He was one of the all time greatest hitters in baseball history, and the best DH to ever play. It seemed like every time he stepped up to the plate he was hitting a doubble.

If Martinez can make it first ballot, then Hoffman is a lock.


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1816 times:

Do you think the Pittsburgh Pirates lost it on purpose once they got to the bottom of the 9th, just to let Hoffman get the save in front of the home fans on the last game at Petco this season? I was watching the MLB.com 'gameday' utility and then later the highlights on Channel five over here in the UK, and one of the hitters (Bautista i think) swung (and missed) at three pitches well out of the strike zone, and the final hitter was almost jogging to first base. Also it's not as if the Pirates had anything to play for.

Nevertheless, what a great achievement by Trevor. I wonder how many more he will be able to rack up in his career.


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1814 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 11):
Nevertheless, what a great achievement by Trevor. I wonder how many more he will be able to rack up in his career

Well, there's only about 7 or 8 games left in the season, hopefully he can at least get another 4 or 5 saves this season... unless the Padres get a couple of blowout wins...

As for his career, I imagine Hoffman will be around at least another year... There's a good chance he could break 500...



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1813 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 10):
He was one of the all time greatest hitters in baseball history, and the best DH to ever play. It seemed like every time he stepped up to the plate he was hitting a doubble.

While I agree, if you don't own a glove, you are not playing the game as it was meant to be played.

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 11):
Do you think the Pittsburgh Pirates lost it on purpose once they got to the bottom of the 9th, just to let Hoffman get the save in front of the home fans on the last game at Petco this season?

No. Thats ridiculous.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

IIRC, Hoffman started out as an infielder. He couldn't hit a lick, so he was switched over to pitching by an obviously astute group of management. I think this was with the Marlins, or even in their or the Reds farm system.

Way to go.


User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 14):
IIRC, Hoffman started out as an infielder. He couldn't hit a lick, so he was switched over to pitching by an obviously astute group of management.

Yep he started out as a Short Stop. Yes, very astute management!

Congrats Trevor!! He deserves it, he's a good guy. Highly regarded in the community for his efforts on and off the field.

Yesterday was "Shirts off their backs day" where the fans got to buy raffle tickets for a dollar I think (the money went to a Padres' charity). If you won, you got to go down on the field and a certain player would give you his jersey he wore in, or during the game (if he didn't play) with an autograph. But Trevor's jersey is headed to the Hall of Fame. They brought out another jersey. Haha.

Dave



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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 14):
IIRC, Hoffman started out as an infielder. He couldn't hit a lick, so he was switched over to pitching by an obviously astute group of management. I think this was with the Marlins, or even in their or the Reds farm system.

He was a shortstop in college, and I believe he did switch to pitcher while in the Reds farm system.



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User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

It was an awesome game. The Pads are playing good baseball...hopefully they can handle the Cards the next few days.

User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 7):
I got Lidge on my fantasy team. no

same...

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 11):
and the final hitter was almost jogging to first base.

the final hitter tripped over his bat out of the batters box if you didn't see  Wink



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 18):
the final hitter tripped over his bat out of the batters box if you didn't see

Oh right, no i didn't see it (we just get brief highlights over here, among the two live games per week).

Quoting Solarix (Reply 17):
It was an awesome game. The Pads are playing good baseball...hopefully they can handle the Cards the next few days.

Well they're doing ok so far, 5-1 up at the top of the 2nd. Early days yet, but a positive start nonetheless. Out of interest, I'm 'watching' on the "gameday" utility, and in the play-by-play box it said:

"Dave Roberts reaches on catcher interference by Yadier Molina. Mike Thompson to 2nd. Dave Roberts to 1st."

Could somebody enlighten me as to what a "catcher interference" is?


User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 19):
Could somebody enlighten me as to what a "catcher interference" is

IIRC, it is when the catcher interferes with the batter's swing, i.e. the bat hits the glove during the course of the swing, etc.



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 8):
He's a first ballot selection.

Agreed, but that will be determined when he retires. If he should retire the same year when Barry Bonds, Roger Clements, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddox or Mike Piazza it could cause a log jam with the voters.


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