This date in Kernels alumni history – October 7, 2006 – Trevor Hoffman (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1991)

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On October 7, 2006,  Trevor Hoffman (Cedar Rapids Reds– 1991) struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to close out game three of the National League Divisional Series and earn the save as the San Diego Padres defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1.

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…

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