Add the brand new (2018) Trevor Hoffman statue to the many reasons any baseball fan will love visiting Petco Park. Its a must-see monument that’s rich with the baseball history and class.
Trevor Hoffman may be the most famous pitcher to ever wear a San Diego Padres jersey, and is arguably one of the most well known athletes in San Diego sports history alongside Tony Gwynn. Hoffman was a seven-time all star who retired with the highest strikeout rate of any relief pitcher, a record fourteen 30-save seasons and nine 40-save seasons, and 601 career saves (2nd only to the great Mariano Rivera). The Padres retired his jersey number 51. This year, Hoffman was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
No baseball fan in San Diego can hear the opening to AC/DC’s Hells Bells without thinking, “It’s Trevor Time.” That’s who.
Weight nearly half a ton and standing nine feet tall upon a five-foot mount, the bronze statue depicts Hoffman about to hurl some trademark thunder. It is located just beyond the bullpen. Hoffman’s statue joins Tony Gwynn’s statue (located in the Park at the Park
) — both designed by North Carolinan William Behrends
, and broadcaster Jerry Coleman’s statue in the growing roster of San Diego’s stone monuments of baseball history.
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