The exclusive club that is the Padres Hall of Fame is getting a little bigger.
Longtime closer Trevor Hoffman, who is Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader and spent parts of 16 years with the Padres, will be the ninth person to join the hall.
He will be inducted before the August 30 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“I’m thrilled to be inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame,” Hoffman said in a statement. “To be able to join a group of people whose contributions have not only shaped our organization, but also strengthened the game of baseball, is an honor."
The Padres Hall of Fame committee voted unanimously to induct Hoffman. It is comprised of members of the local sports media and San Diego Padres front office.
Hoffman finished with 601 career saves in his 18 years in the big leagues, 552 of them with the Padres. He compiled a 54-64 record with a 2.76 ERA and 1,029 strikeouts in 902 appearances.
He is still in the Padres’ organization, serving as the upper-level pitching coordinator.
Other members of the Padres Hall of Fame: Buzzie Bavasi, Nate Colbert, Jerry Coleman, Tony Gwynn, Randy Jones, Ray Kroc, Dick Williams and Dave Winfield.