Trevor Hoffman to be inducted into Padres Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO - Closer Trevor Hoffman, the Padres' all-time saves leader, will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame at the end of this month.

Team officials said a ceremony to honor the seven-time all-star will be held on Aug. 30, prior to the Padres' 5:40 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The team's Hall of Fame committee, which is compromised of members of the front office and local sports media, voted unanimously to induct Hoffman.

Hoffman will be the ninth inductee into the team's Hall of Fame, and he will join Buzzie Bavasi, Nate Colbert, Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Ray Kroc, Dick Williams and Dave Winfield.

Hoffman's number 51 is also retired by the Padres.

On June 24, 1993, Hoffman was acquired in a trade from the Florida Marlins. He made his Padres debut the following day.

As a Padre, Hoffman went on to record 552 career saves. He retired in January 2011 as Major League Basball's all-time saves leader with 601.

"I'm thrilled to be inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame," said Hoffman. "To be able to join a group of people whose contributions have not only shaped our organization, but also strengthened the game of baseball, is an honor."

Hoffman currently works for the Padres as a pitching coordinator.

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