Will Padres Trevor Hoffman get a call to the Hall this year?


Trevor Hoffman is now entering his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame and will find out in less than a week whether he gets in or not. At the moment, his chances are not looking very good.

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Public tallies have him at 63.2 percent out of the 114 ballots made through social media and other endeavors. To get into the Hall of Fame, 75 percent of the votes or more are required.

The only candidates to have more than 75 percent of the public vote are Ken Griffey Jr (100 percent), Mike Piazza (91.2 percent), Jeff Bagwell (86 percent) and Tim Raines (82.5 percent).

The remaining candidates on the ballot are Barry Bonds (50 percent), Roger Clemens (49.1 percent), Edgar Martinez (50.9 percent), Mike Mussina (57.9 percent), Alan Trammel (48.2 percent) and Mark McGwire (14 percent). Trammel and McGwire are on the ballot for the last time.

From 1993-2010, Hoffman went 61-75 with a 2.87 ERA in 1,035 games. He was a seven-time All-Star, two-time National League Rolaids Relief Man of the Year (1998, 2006) and led the league in saves twice (1998, 2006). His 601 career saves are only second all-time to Mariano Rivera (601).

He was drafted eighth overall by the Florida Marlins in 1993, but was traded to the Padres during midseason. He remained in San Diego until spending his final two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009 and 2010.

The Padres retired Hoffman’s #51 in 2011 and inducted him into the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame in 2014. He is currently the team’s Senior Advisor for Baseball Operations.

“I appreciate being called a Padre,” Hoffman said when inducted. “I enjoyed being referred to as a Padre. We have to continue to embrace that.” (MLB.com)

Only Dave Winfield and Tony Gwynn have entered Baseball’s Hall of Fame as Padres. Hoffman’s time may not come this year, but should come some time in the near future. He will surely go in as a Padre.