|MLB Career Stats||61||75||2.87||1035||0||601||1089.1||1133||1.06|
|1993||5||21st in NL|
|1994||20||7th in NL|
|1995||31||6th in NL|
|1996||42||3rd in NL|
|1997||37||2nd in NL|
|1998||53||1st in NL|
|1999||40||2nd in NL|
|2000||43||2nd in NL|
|2001||43||2nd in NL|
|2002||38||7th in NL|
|2004||41||6th in NL|
|2005||43||2nd in NL|
|2006||46||1st in NL|
|2007||42||3rd in NL|
|2008||30||6th in NL|
|2009||37||5th in NL|
|2010||10||20th in NL|
|1993||67||13th in NL|
|1994||47||23rd in NL|
|1996||70||13th in NL|
|1997||70||19th in NL|
|1998||66||23rd in NL|
|2000||70||16th in NL|
|November 7, 2010||RHP Trevor Hoffman elected free agency.|
|April 26, 2009||Milwaukee Brewers activated RHP Trevor Hoffman from the 15-day disabled list.|
|April 21, 2009||Milwaukee Brewers sent RHP Trevor Hoffman on a rehab assignment to Nashville Sounds.|
MR. 500: Became the first pitcher in Major League history to reach the 500-save plateau on 6/6...tossed a scoreless ninth against the Dodgers. 20, 30, 40: Recorded his 20th save of the season and 500th as a Padre with a scoreless 10th inning on 6/26 at SF, marking his 13th season with at least 20 saves...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 13 campaigns with 20 saves ties Lee Smith for the most all-time...notched his 30th save 8/16 vs. COL, extending his own Major League record with his 12th, 30-save season...collected his 40th save 9/20 vs. PIT, extending his Major League record for 40-save seasons to nine.
ALL-STAR AGAIN: Named a National League All-Star for the sixth time in his career, working 1.0 inning of one-hit ball during a scoreless ninth in the Midsummer Classic at San Francisco's AT&T Park on 7/10.
SITTING DOWN 1,000: Recorded 1,000th career strikeout on 9/8 at COL in the ninth inning (Todd Helton)... according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only seven other relievers in Major League Baseball history have recorded 1,000 strikeouts: Hoyt Wilhelm (1,359), Goose Gossage (1,340), Lee Smith (1,225), Rollie Fingers (1,183), Jesse Orosco (1,169), Lindy McDaniel (1,164) and Billy Wagner (1,014).
DELIVERY MAN OF THE MONTH: Named winner of the "DHL Presents the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award" for May, his third career Delivery Man of the Month honor...was 11-for-11 in save opportunities during the month, tied with Colorado's Brian Fuentes for the most saves in the Major Leagues in May...allowed no earned runs in 13 games, striking out 10 batters and walking one over 12.1 innings while only surrendering six hits...was also one of 10 finalists for the Delivery Man of the Year award.
JUNE AND JULY BOOM: A perfect 7-for-7 in save opportunities, yielding two runs (one earned) in 10.0 innings (0.90 ERA) in June...converted each of five save opportunities, allowing just one hit and walking one batter while compiling six strikeouts in five July outings.
ONE-TEAM TENURE: Made his 803rd appearance with the Padres on 4/28 vs. LAD, breaking the Major League record for games pitched with one team...Walter Johnson pitched in 802 games for the Washington Senators and Roy Face appeared in 802 contests with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
PETCO PARK PROWESS: Converted 22 consecutive save opportunities at home from 4/28 through the end of the season, posting a 0.89 ERA (3 ER/30.1 IP) over 31 games during that span.
TOP 25: Converted 25 consecutive save opportunities over 33 games from 4/28-8/5, going 1-1 with a 0.84 ERA (3 ER/32.1 IP) during that stretch...struck out 20 batters and walked five during the 33-game span.2006 SUMMARY: Converted 46 of 51 save opportunities (.902) to lead the National League for the second time in his career...passed Lee Smith on the all-time list and now sits at 482 career saves...went 0-2 with a 2.14 ERA (15 ER/63.0 IP)...held opponents to a .206 average (48-for-233)...62 of his 65 appearances were for 1.0 inning of work...did not convert his first save until April 13 at Florida, the ninth game of the season...allowed only one run over 7.0 innings in April...tallied eight saves in May, posting a 1.50 ERA (2 ER/12.0 IP)...picked up his 450th career save June 9 vs. Florida, allowing one run on two hits in 1.0 frame...appeared in the All-Star game for the fifth time in his career...converted all seven of his save opportunities in August, not allowing a run in 10 appearances (9.1 innings)...after the season, he was named the Padres Pitcher of the Year and received the inaugural Fireman's Award which is given to San Diego's top reliever.
MOWING 'EM DOWN: Had not allowed a run in 10.0 consecutive innings (June 14-July 8) before being tagged for three over 0.2 inning July 14 vs. Atlanta.
BY THE WAY: Converted his 30th save of the season Aug. 5 vs. Washington, giving him his Major League best 11th 30-save season...passed Lee Smith for sole possession of the record...extended his own Major League record when he tallied save number 40 on Sept. 19 vs. Arizona...his all-time mark for 40-save seasons is now eight...recorded the second highest save total of his career with 46 in 2006...the Padres went 55-10 in his 65 appearances.
R-E-L-I-E-F: Won the National League Rolaids Relief Man Award for the second time in his career, accumulating 124 points to beat New York's Billy Wagner (112)...he is tops all-time with 1,332 career points in the Rolaids Relief standings.
DIVISION DOMINANCE: Converted the save in his only playoff appearance in 2006, working 1.0 perfect inning with one strikeout October 7 at St. Louis...has now converted all three of his career save opportunities in the Division Series, allowing two earned runs over 6.2 innings of work (2.70 ERA).
CLOSE RACE: Finished second in the 2006 Cy Young voting to Arizona's Brandon Webb...received 77 total points compared to Webb's 103, including 12 first-place votes...Hoffman was listed on 23 of the 32 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.2005 Converted 43 of 46 save opportunites in 2005...the 43 saves match the second-highest total of his career (53 in 1998) and ranked second in the National League trailing only Chad Cordero of Washington (47)...the Padres went 51-9 in his 60 appearances...Notched the 400th save of his career May 6 at St. Louis, becoming just the third player to reach that milestone...three days later on May 9 at Cincinnati, tallied his 402nd save, and his 400th with the Padres, becoming the first pitcher with 400 saves for a single team...Converted his 32nd save of the season, and the 425th of his career in the Padres 7-4 win over the Astros on August 24...with the save, surpassed John Franco (424) for second place on the all-time saves list...finished the season with 436 career saves, trailing all-time leader Lee Smith (478 saves), by 42 for first place...Named National League Pitcher of the Month for May after converting 12 of 12 save opportunities while posting a 0.82 ERA (1 ER/11.0 IP) in 12 games...earned the honor for the first time in his career, becoming only the seventh Padres' pitcher and second Padres' reliever (Mark Davis; April, 1989) selected...Beginning April 30, converted 38 consecutive save opportunities, the second-longest stretch of his career...Hoffman's longest streak was 41 straight converted saves August 24, 1997-July 25, 1998. 2004 Returned to form after an injury shortened 2003... saved 41 games, tying him for sixth among league leaders... was responsible for saving or winning 51% (44-of-87) of the Padres 87 victories... his 91.1 save percentage marked his fifth time converting at least 90% of his save opportunities and ranked third among NL leaders... his 2.30 ERA (14 ER/54.2 IP) was his lowest since 1999 (2.14) and ranked eighth among NL leaders (one-third IP per team game)... the Padres finished the season 77-3 when leading after the eighth inning... has saved 391 games while with the Padres extending his own Major League record for most saves with one team... tossed 1.1 innings September 21st vs. Arizona, marking the first time he had thrown more than 1.0 inning since September 12, 2002 (2.0 innings)... his 55 appearances were his fewest in a full season since 1995 (also 55 games)... Padres went 48-7 in games in which he pitched... saved back-to-back-to-back games April 27-29, the first time he had done so since August 13-15, 2002... recorded 11 saves in the month of July, his highest total of the season and the second most in baseball (Jose Mesa - Pittsburgh) during the month... over his final 11 appearances, spanning 11.0 innings, allowed just four hits with no runs (0.00 ERA) while striking out 17... tallied 10 saves and one victory in that time frame.
AMONG THE GREATS: In his 12th big league campaign, surpassed Jeff Reardon (367) and 2004 Hall of Fame inductee Dennis Eckersley (390) for third place on the all-time saves list... on June 21 vs. Arizona, tossed 1.0 inning while striking out one to tally his 368th save to move into sole possession of fourth place... on September 18 at San Francisco, retired A.J. Pierzynski, the only batter he faced, on a foul out to third base to record his 391st career save to claim third place on the all-time list.
30'S AND 40'S: With his 30th save of the season on August 10 at Chicago (NL), chalked up his ninth career 30 save season, good for second most behind Lee Smith who registered 10 30+save seasons during his 18-year career... saved game number 40 on September 25 vs. Arizona to extend to six his own Major League record for 40-save seasons.2003 HIGHLIGHTS: Missed the first five months of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery on February 28... was placed on the 15-day DL on March 25, marking the first trip to the disabled list in his career...was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 11...was recalled from a rehabilitation assignment on September 2...made his first appearance of the season that night vs. Arizona...tossed 1.0 perfect inning of relief...made a total of nine appearances, all lasting 1.0 innings, going 0-0 with a 2.00 ERA (2 ER/9.0 IP)...gave up just seven hits and walked three while striking out 11...did not allow a hit in four of his nine appearances and did not allow a run seven times...did not register a save for the first time in his career. WORKING OUT THE KINKS: Made three appearances at Lake Elsinore on a rehabilitation assignment...in three 1.0 inning appearances, allowed only two hits and no runs while striking out four. RE-UPPING: On November 5, 2003, agreed to terms on a oneyear contract for 2004 with an option for 2005. 2002 PLAYERS STELLAR STINTS: Hoffman's 179 saves from 1998-2001 are the most by a closer over any 4-year span in history...Dennis Eckersley posted 178 saves in 201 chances (88.6 percent) from 1990-93...Hoffman has the 2nd most saves in a 5-year stint, 217 from 1998-2002, trailing Eckersley (220 saves from 1988-1992).
2002 HIGHLIGHTS: Turned in another stellar season, recording 38 saves in 41 opportunities...earned his 4th trip to the All-Star Game...did not reach the 40-save plateau for the fi rst time since 1997 and only the 2nd time since 1996...recorded his 350th career save Septem ber 8 at Colorado in Padres' 9-4 victory...recorded a .927 save per cent age, 3rd best in the Major Leagues...trailed only At lan ta's John Smoltz (.932) and Los An ge les' Eric Gagne (.929)...saved 57.6 per cent of the Padres' 66 wins, the 2nd-best ratio in the Major Leagues...only Pittsburgh's Mike Williams (63.9%) recorded a high er percentage...finished 7th in the National League Rolaids Relief Man standings with 102 points...recorded 23 of 38 saves at Qualcomm Stadium.
MOVIN' UP THE CHARTS: Finished the year ranked 5th on the all-time saves list with 352...be gan the season ranked 9th...passed Rick Aguilera (314), John Wetteland (330), Rollie Fingers (341) and former teammate Randy Myers (347) in 2002...en ters the 2003 season within striking distance of Jeff Reardon (4th with 367) and Den nis Eckerlsey (3rd with 390)...needs 16 to surpass Reardon and 39 to supplant Eckersley.
GREAT START: Allowed 2 runs, but converted his first save in his 2002 debut, April 3 at Arizona...proceeded to allow only one run in his next 24 ap pear anc es, going 1-0 with a 0.37 ERA (1 ER/24.1 IP) and 17 saves in that span...was 1-0 with a 1.07 ERA and 18 saves after working 1.0 scoreless inning on June 16 vs. Seattle...went 1-5 with a 3.97 ERA (15 ER/34.0 IP) and 20 saves there af ter.
SAN DIEGO'S BEST, AGAIN: Won his 7th Clyde McCullough Award as the Padres Pitch er of the Year presented by the San Diego Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...the award was his 7th in 9 seasons with the Friars.
MR. EVERYTHING: With 2 wins and 38 saves, had a hand in 40 of the Padres' 66 victories (61 percent)...was in on a higher percentage of wins only once in his career, that being 2000, when he earned the win (4) or save (43) in 47 of the Friars' 76 wins.
NO COVER JINX HERE: Appeared on the May 13, 2002 cover of Sports Illustrated [The Secret of San Diego, Why Trevor Hoffman of the Padres is the best closer (ever)]...the story chronicled Trevor's career and how few on the east coast realize how consistently dom i nant Hoffman has been.
ROYAL PAIN: Recorded one save apiece against Tam pa Bay, Baltimore and Boston...has recorded at least one save against 22 of the 25 teams which he has faced at the big league level, in clud ing the Padres...the lone holdouts are Kansas City and the New York Yankees...did not record a save against the Royals during the Padres' 3- game stay at Kauffman Stadium, June 28-30, as the Padres went just 1-2...the lone win came in a 10-inning 8-4 win...pitching in a non-save situation, Hoffman worked a score less 10th inning.
MILLER HIGH LIFE: Was the Padres' lone All-Star Game representative at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI...the All-Star invite was his 4th...allowed just one hit during a score less 6th inning, with one strikeout...relieved Eric Gagne...retired Miguel Tejada (F9) before giving up a ground-rule double to Paul Konerko...then retired A.J. Pierzynski (3u) and Jorge Posada (K) to escape the inning...the game ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings.
TURNING 30 AIN'T SO BAD: With 38 saves, recorded 8th season with 30 or more saves...is just the 5th closer in history to reach the 30-save plateau 8 times:
|Lee Smith||10||1984-87, '90-95|
|Dennis Eckersley||8||1988-93, '96-97|
|John Franco||8||1987-91, '94, '97-98|
|John Wetteland||8||1992-93, '95-2000|
OTHER NOTES: Allowed only 2 home runs, however, both were hit by left-handed batters...last gave up a home run to a right-handed batter on June 7, 2001 (San Francisco's Pedro Feliz)...on August 4 vs. Cincinnati, committed his first error since May of 1997...posted a 1.29 ERA (1 ER/7.0 IP) and 5 saves in 7 interleague contests...recorded a 1.72 ERA (9 ER/36.2 IP) in 37 games at Qualcomm Stadium...continued his dominance of left-handed hitters, limiting them to a .186 mark (19-for-102)...3 blown saves came June 26 at San Francisco, August 1 at Chicago (NL) and September 12 vs. San Francisco.
HOFFMAN IN THE COMMUNITY: Trevor received the 1999 Chairman's Award, presented annually to the Padre who best exemplifi es the com mu ni ty spirit of the Moores family...Trevor, who lost a kidney as an infant, donates $200 for every save to the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California...he serves as celebrity spokesman for the foundation's San Diego region and meets with Kid ney Kids prior to Saturday home games...to honor both his father's and father-in-law's military service, Trevor and Tracy pur chase tickets for Marine families, many with a deployed parent...in 2002, Trevor was also one of the national spokesmen for MLB's support of "The Big Bam's" breast cancer awareness program...on Mother's Day, a pitcher on each team placed a pink chair out in the bullpen to represent the women that have lost their lives to breast cancer...Trevor is also a part of Garth Brooks' Touch 'Em All Foundation, a charitable collaboration among Major League Baseball players, entertainers and corporate sponsors through which players pledge to make a donation based on performance in statistical categories such as base hits, home runs, stolen bases, wins, strikeouts or saves...those contributions are then matched by entertainers or other celebrities and corporate sponsors, with the money raised distributed to children's charities across the country, including in San Diego...Trevor was chosen as Combined Health Agencies' Celebrity Health Hero of 1997...served as spokes man for the Junior Padres Club and participated in the Junior Padres Clinic, and regularly participates in the Padres' holiday and winter caravans.2001 SUMMARY: In the season in which he joined only 13 others in the 300 career saves club, Hoffman reached unprecedented heights among relief pitchers with his 5th career 40-save season, his 4th straight 40-save campaign and his 7th 30-save season in succession, all major league firsts...won his 6th Clyde McCullough Award as Padres Pitcher of the Year Award presented by the San Diego Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, his 6th such honor in the last 8 seasons...his .935 (43-for-46) save percentage trailed only Houston's Billy Wagner (39-for-41, .951) in all of baseball, while his 43 saves trailed only San Francisco's Robb Nen (45) in the N.L...only the Yankees' Mariano Rivera (50) and the Mariners' Kazuhiro Sasaki (45) saved more games in the A.L...no pitcher in baseball saved a higher percentage of his team's wins than Hoffman, who saved 43 of the Padres' 79 victories (54.4 percent)...led the club with 62 appearances and 45 games finished...limited oppopnents to a .216 average, giving up 48 hits in 60.1 innings...walked 21 and struck out 63, 3.1 walks and 9.4 K's per 9 innings...finished 2nd in the N.L. Rolaids Relief Man standings with 128 points, 2 behind Armando Benitez (130) of the Mets...has finished among the top 4 in the league in each of his 8 full Padres seasons. NO. 300: Worked a perfect 9th to preserve a 2-1 win over the Mets August 15 at The Q for career save No. 300...struck out Matt Lawton and induced Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile to fly out to right to end the game...3 days later, got the final 4 outs to close out a 4-3 win vs. Montreal for his 300th save as a Padre. TALE OF TWO SEASONS: Opened the year 2-3 with 16 saves, 2 blown saves and a 4.50 ERA (15 ER/30.0 IP) in 30 games through June 30, but went 1-1 with 27 saves, one blown save and a 2.37 ERA (8 ER/30.1 IP) in his final 32 outings...was perfect in July and August, with 18 saves and no runs allowed in 19 appearances (17.0 IP)...from July 3-September 7, posted 20 saves and did not allow a run in 22 games (20.1 IP), the longest scoreless streak by a Padre in 2001...lowered his ERA to 2.68 from 4.50 in that 22-game span during which opponents hit .079 (5-for-63) with 5 walks and 23 strikeouts. NUMBERS, PLEASE: Worked 1.0 inning or less in 52 of his 62 appearances...worked more than 1.0 inning for a save 8 times (1.1 innings on each occasion)...posted a 2.86 ERA (14 ER/44.0 IP) in his 46 save opportunities and a 4.96 ERA (9 ER/16.1 IP) in 16 appearances when a save was not on the line...stranded 27 of 34 inherited runners (79.4 percent), tied for the 4th-best ratio in the National League...allowed 10 homers, 5 to the first hitter he faced upon entering a game...first batters faced batted .241 (14-for-58) with 5 homers, 4 walks and 19 strikeouts...lefties hit .214 (21-for-98) with 5 homers, while righthanders hit .218 (27-for-124) with 5 homers...was 29-for-29 in save chances at night, and 14-for-17 during the day...earned all 7 of his decisions (3 wins and 4 losses) at home...faced 18 opponents (all N.L. clubs except Philadelphia and all A.L. West clubs), and did not allow a run against 12...posted a 9.00 ERA (10 ER/10.0 IP) in 11 games against the Dodgers and a 2.32 ERA (13 ER/50.1 IP) against all other foes...had 2 of his 3 blown saves against Arizona (May 27 and September 8) and the 3rd against Los Angeles on April 22...opposing base stealers were 2-for-2 and are 33-for-42 all-time...averaged 15.1 pitches per inning. MORE 2001 NOTES: Converted 26 consecutive save opportunities from May 29-September 7, the longest streak in all of baseball in 2001...earned the N.L. Rolaids Relief Award for the month of August (the 5th such honor of his career), when he had 10 saves in 10 appearances and did not allow a run...the winner of the 1998 Rolaids Relief Man Award, Hoffy had previously earned monthly honors in April and August of 1998, June of 1999 and May of 2000...led all of baseball by converting 7 "tough saves," defined as save opportunities when the tying run is on base when the reliever enters the game...no other closer had more than 5 "tough saves"...worked a season-high 2.0 innings June 19 vs. San Francisco and September 22 vs. San Francisco...made his 500th career appearance as a Padre May 24 vs. Arizona...finished the season with 543 Padres appearances, extending his club record...earned saves in 15 consecutive appearances July 19-September 1...saved all 3 games of a 3-game sweep in Los Angeles, September 17-19. Career Notes: DEATH, TAXES AND HOFFY: Including a 43-for-46 (.935) mark in 2001, Trevor Hoffman enters the 2002 season having converted 314 of 355 career save opportunities...his .885 career save percentage tops Tom Henke's .8698 mark for the best in all of baseball (among pitchers with at least 150 saves) since the blown save rule went into effect in 1988...Trevor's 314 lifetime saves rank 9th on the all-time major league list, 2nd only to the Mets' John Franco (422) among active pitchers...Hoffman begins the 2002 season 164 saves behind all-time leader Lee Smith, who retired with 478 saves. NOBODY'S PERFECT, BUT...: Including a 69-2 (.972) record in 2001, the Padres are 371-6 (.984) when leading after 8 innings since a 6-4, 10-inning loss at Houston on July 24, 1996...due in large part to Hoffman's continued dominance, the club had won 181 consecutive games when leading after 8 innings before a 4-3 loss at New York on April 28, 1999, baseball's longest streak in the 1900s. 40 AGAIN: With his 43 saves in 2001, Hoffman became the first pitcher in baseball history to post 5 seasons of 40 saves in his career and the first ever to record 4 in a row...only Dennis Eckersley and John Wetteland had previously recorded as many as 4 seasons with 40 or more saves, and only Eckersley (1990-92) and Lee Smith (1991-93) had previously recorded as many as 3 consecutive 40-save campaigns...Trevor has logged a major league-record 7 straight 30-save seasons (1996-2001)...he is one of only 6 closers to post as many as 7 seasons with 30 or more saves in his entire career:
|Lee Smith||10||1984-87, '90-95|
|Dennis Eckersley||8||1988-93, '96-97|
|John Franco||8||1987-91, '94, '97-98|
|John Wetteland||8||1992-93, '95-2000|
|Jeff Reardon||7||1985-89, '91-92|
|8.||Tom Henke||Blue Jays||217|
|9.||Bobby Thigpen||White Sox||201|
|*Active with team|
|*After Hoffman's arrival|