Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's Trevor Time, and Glen too

Glenn Edward Hoffman made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox in 1980, when his brother Trevor William Hoffman was 13 years old. Glenn is 9 years older than Trevor and played 9 seasons, 7 years with the Red Sox and a year each with the Dodgers and Angels.  He managed in the Dodgers organization and in 1998 was managing the AAA club when Bill Russell was fired and Glenn was named interim manager for 88 games, he was 47-41.  He was also the Dodgers third base coach from 1999-2005 and has been the Padres third base coach since 2006.  The card is a Padrographs card from 2009 that I got signed through the mail.  Trevor Hoffman is the all time leader in saves with 591 saves, 552 with San Diego, 37 with Milwaukee last year and 2 with the Marlins.  Trevor was originally a shortstop when he started in the Reds organization.  It was a disappointment when the Padres didn't resign him prior to the 2009 season.  I don't know about in Milwaukee but in San Diego when Trevor was about to enter a game, the Jumbotron was show the words Trevor Time and the bells from the beginning of AC/DC's Hells' Bells would play.  Trevor was very involved in the Padres outreach to the military as their father was a former Marine.  Hopefully Trevor will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Padre.  I got the Trevor card signed through the mail a few years ago.

1 comment:

night owl said...

The Hoffman family really has been in the public eye for a long time. I was in high school when I first heard about Glenn. Now I'm in my 40s and we're still hearing about Trevor.