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Trevor Hoffman's Road To 600 Saves: Stats and Facts

Trevor Hoffman: First To 600 Saves
Trevor Hoffman: First To 600 SavesAndy Lyons/Getty Images
Kenn HoekstraContributor ISeptember 9, 2010

Trevor Hoffman earned his 600th career save on Tuesday night, making him the first player in Major League Baseball history to accomplish that feat.  

Here's a look back at Hoffman's long road from minor league shortstop to the most prolific closer of all time.

Trevor Hoffman's 600 Saves Timeline

April 29th, 1993 - 1st Career Save - Florida Marlins def. Atlanta Braves

April 13th, 1997 - 100th Career Save - San Diego Padres def. Philadelphia Phillies

June 23rd, 1997 - 114th Career Save - San Diego Padres def. San Francisco Giants - Hoffman's 109th Save as a Padre surpasses Rollie Fingers to become San Diego's all time saves leader.

June 10th, 1999 - 200th Career Save - San Diego Padres def. Oakland A's

August 15th 2001 - 300th Career Save - San Diego Padres def. New York Mets

May 6th, 2005 - 400th Career Save - San Diego Padres def. St. Louis Cardinals

September 24th, 2006 - 479 Career Saves - San Diego Padres def. Pittsburgh Pirates - Hoffman passes Lee Smith, establishing new Major League Baseball all-time saves record

June 6th, 2007 - 500th Career Save - San Diego Padres def. Los Angeles Dodgers

September 7th, 2010 - 600th Career Save - Milwaukee Brewers def. St. Louis Cardinals

Trevor Hoffman Facts and Statistics

- Trevor Hoffman has pitched against all 30 current major league teams.

- Most Faced Team: Los Angeles Dodgers (100 times)
- Least Faced Team: Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays (one time each)

- Most Saves vs. Opponent: 68 (Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Fewest Saves vs. Opponent: 0 (Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees)

- Lowest Career ERA vs. Opponent: 0.00 (Baltimore, Detroit, KC, Tampa, Toronto)
- Highest Career ERA vs. Opponent: 13.50 (Chicago White Sox)

- Most Career Wins vs. Opponent: 9 (Cincinnati Reds)
- Most Career Losses vs. Opponent: 8 (Colorado Rockies/Los Angeles Dodgers)

- Most Strikeouts vs. Opponent: 105 (Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Fewest Strikeouts vs. Opponent: 0 (Detroit Tigers—the only team against which he's never struck out a batter)

- Most Total Walks Allowed vs. Opponent: 30 (San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Fewest Total Walks Allowed vs. Opponent: 0  (Red Sox, Tampa, Tigers, Toronto)

- Most Home Runs Allowed Lifetime vs. Opponent: 13 (Colorado Rockies)
- Fewest Home Runs Allowed Lifetime vs. Opponent: 7 Teams Tied at 0

- Most Innings Pitched vs. Opponent: 103.2 (San Francisco Giants)
- Fewest Innings Pitched vs. Opponent: 1.0 (Baltimore/Detroit/Tampa)

Miscellaneous Stats:

- Trevor Hoffman has only hit nine batters in his career (3 Dodgers, 2 Rockies, 2 Giants, 1 Astros, 1 Phillies).

- At the plate, Trevor Hoffman's lifetime batting average is 0.118 (4 for 34).

- As a hitter, Trevor Hoffman has zero career home runs and 5 total RBIs.

- Trevor Hoffman's career fielding percentage is .974.

- Trevor Hoffman has only committed four fielding errors in his career.

- Trevor Hoffman has thrown 49 career wild pitches.


For his career, Trevor Hoffman owns a 61-75 record (.449) with a 2.87 ERA.  He's struck out 1,132 batters and walked 307 in 1,086.1 innings pitched.  He's converted 600 of 676 save opportunities for a career save percentage of .887.

What does this all mean?  For Hoffman, one day, a trip to Cooperstown and baseball immortality.

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