This date in Kernels alumni history – July 19, 1998 – Trevor Hoffman (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1991)
On July 20, 1998, Trevor Hoffman (1991) struck out one in a scoreless ninth for his 30th save of the season as the Padres defeated the Reds 7-6. Hoffman went on to lead the league with 53 saves in 1998 helping the Padres reach the World Series where they fell to the New York Yankees in four straight games.
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…
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