Trevor Hoffman earned his 600th career save on Tuesday night, making him the first player in Major League Baseball history to accomplish that feat.  

Here’s a look back at Hoffman’s long road from minor league shortstop to the most prolific closer of all time.

Trevor Hoffman’s 600 Saves Timeline

April 29th, 1993 – 1st Career Save – Florida Marlins def. Atlanta Braves

April 13th, 1997 – 100th Career Save – San Diego Padres def. Philadelphia Phillies

June 23rd, 1997 – 114th Career Save – San Diego Padres def. San Francisco Giants – Hoffman’s 109th Save as a Padre surpasses Rollie Fingers to become San Diego’s all time saves leader.

June 10th, 1999 – 200th Career Save – San Diego Padres def. Oakland A’s

August 15th 2001 – 300th Career Save – San Diego Padres def. New York Mets

May 6th, 2005 – 400th Career Save – San Diego Padres def. St. Louis Cardinals

September 24th, 2006 – 479 Career Saves – San Diego Padres def. Pittsburgh Pirates – Hoffman passes Lee Smith, establishing new Major League Baseball all-time saves record

June 6th, 2007 – 500th Career Save – San Diego Padres def. Los Angeles Dodgers

September 7th, 2010 – 600th Career Save – Milwaukee Brewers def. St. Louis Cardinals

Trevor Hoffman Facts and Statistics

– Trevor Hoffman has pitched against all 30 current major league teams.

– Most Faced Team: Los Angeles Dodgers (100 times)
– Least Faced Team: Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays (one time each)

– Most Saves vs. Opponent: 68 (Los Angeles Dodgers)
– Fewest Saves vs. Opponent: 0 (Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees)

– Lowest Career ERA vs. Opponent: 0.00 (Baltimore, Detroit, KC, Tampa, Toronto)
– Highest Career ERA vs. Opponent: 13.50 (Chicago White Sox)

– Most Career Wins vs. Opponent: 9 (Cincinnati Reds)
– Most Career Losses vs. Opponent: 8 (Colorado Rockies/Los Angeles Dodgers)

– Most Strikeouts vs. Opponent: 105 (Los Angeles Dodgers)
– Fewest Strikeouts vs. Opponent: 0 (Detroit Tigers—the only team against which he’s never struck out a batter)

– Most Total Walks Allowed vs. Opponent: 30 (San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers)
– Fewest Total Walks Allowed vs. Opponent: 0  (Red Sox, Tampa, Tigers, Toronto)

– Most Home Runs Allowed Lifetime vs. Opponent: 13 (Colorado Rockies)
– Fewest Home Runs Allowed Lifetime vs. Opponent: 7 Teams Tied at 0

– Most Innings Pitched vs. Opponent: 103.2 (San Francisco Giants)
– Fewest Innings Pitched vs. Opponent: 1.0 (Baltimore/Detroit/Tampa)

Miscellaneous Stats:

– Trevor Hoffman has only hit nine batters in his career (3 Dodgers, 2 Rockies, 2 Giants, 1 Astros, 1 Phillies).

– At the plate, Trevor Hoffman’s lifetime batting average is 0.118 (4 for 34).

– As a hitter, Trevor Hoffman has zero career home runs and 5 total RBIs.

– Trevor Hoffman’s career fielding percentage is .974.

– Trevor Hoffman has only committed four fielding errors in his career.

– Trevor Hoffman has thrown 49 career wild pitches.


For his career, Trevor Hoffman owns a 61-75 record (.449) with a 2.87 ERA.  He’s struck out 1,132 batters and walked 307 in 1,086.1 innings pitched.  He’s converted 600 of 676 save opportunities for a career save percentage of .887.

What does this all mean?  For Hoffman, one day, a trip to Cooperstown and baseball immortality.

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