This date in Kernels alumni history – August 12, 1998
On August 12, 2006, Trevor Hoffman (1991) worked a scoreless ninth for his 31st save of the season as the Padres defeated the Astros 6-3. Hoffman went on to lead the league with 46 saves in 2006 helping the Padres reach the playoffs where they fell to the St. Louis Cardinals in four games in the Division Series.
Trevor Hoffman retired following the 2010 season after setting the MLB record 601 career saves. Hoffman posted a 61-75 record with a 2.87 ERA during his 18 year MLB career playing for the Marlins, Padres and Brewers. He struck out 1133 batters in 1089 1/3 innings of work in his 1035 games. The seven time MLB All-Star led the National League in saves twice and finished second in the Cy Young voting twice in his career.
Trevor Hoffman was 1-1 with a 1.87 ERA and 12 saves finishing 25 games for the 1991 Cedar Rapids Reds in his first season converting from shortstop to a pitcher. Hoffman struck out 52 batters in 33 2/3 innings of work prior to being promoted to Chattanooga. The Cedar Rapids Reds finished 66-74 under manager Frank Funk.