Hoffman Makes Baseball History


SAN DIEGO, June 6 – Trevor Hoffman became the first player in Major League Baseball history to record 500 saves for his career after shutting down the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-2 Padres win.

Following the final out of the inning, Hoffman’s teammates surrounded him on the mound and eventually lifted him up and carried him off the field.

Hoffman passed Lee Smith to set the career saves record on September 28th, 2006 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

All-Time Career Save List (as of June 7, 2007):
Trevor Hoffman: 500
Lee Smith: 478
John Franco: 424
Mariano Rivera: 416
Dennis Eckersley: 390
Jeff Reardon: 367
Randy Myers: 347
Rollie Fingers: 341
Billy Wagner: 333
John Wetteland: 330

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