Even before Mariano Rivera popularized Metallica's "Enter Sandman" as his closer entrance music, Trevor Hoffman began the trend of heavy metal theme songs when he started entering games to AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" in 1998 with the Padres.
After the death of AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young on Saturday, Hoffman took to Twitter to pay tribute to a man whose music accompanied him into so many of his 601 career saves:
You played a big part of one of the best times of my life. RIP, Malcolm. pic.twitter.com/vlZznedGwn- Trevor Hoffman (@THoffman51) November 21, 2017
Young and his band were trendsetters in music and, with the help of Hoffman, were also trendsetters in the realm of closer entrance music. Padres fans certainly won't soon forget the impact of Young's music.