San Diego

Hoffy Gets His Own Street

Section of Park Blvd. near Padres stadium to be Renamed Trevor Hoffman Way

They were the cornerstones of the Padres 1998 National League championship team. Now Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman literally form a corner.

On Friday, September 28, a stretch of Park Boulevard between Imperial Avenue and Tony Gwynn Drive that runs by Petco Park will be officially re-named Trevor Hoffman Way. The San Diego City Council approved the change on Monday.

“As one of the best closers in baseball history and a legendary member of the Padres, we couldn’t be more thrilled to honor Trevor Hoffman for his contributions to the game, his entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the joy he has given so many San Diego fans,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

This has been one heck of a summer for Hoffman, the all-time National League leader in saves and a true San Diego legend. He was inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, received his own statue inside Petco Park, and now gets to see his name on a street sign.

Much like Gwynn, Hoffman did not grow up in San Diego but after he joined the Padres made America's Finest City his permanent home. He still works with the Padres front office and is visible in the community. Hoffman is also a Spring Training instructor for the franchise, working with minor leaguers.

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