MARYVALE, AZ - MARCH 01: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGES HAS BEEN DIGITALLY DESATURATED) Trevor Hoffman #51 poses for a portrait during the Milwaukee Brewers Photo Day at the Maryvale Baseball Park on March 1, 2010 in Maryvale, Arizona. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Trevor Hoffman played his rookie season in 1993 with the Florida Marlins.
Trevor Hoffman and catcher Carlos Hernandez celebrate the San Diego Padres victory over the Astros in Game 1 of the 1998 National League Division Playoff in Houston, Texas. The Padres defeated the Astros 2-1. The Padres reached the World Series, but lost to the Yankees in four games.
Montreal Expos Mascot Youppi plays catch in the outfield with with Brody, Quinn and Wyatt Hoffman, sons of closer Trevor Hoffman of the San Diego Padres during the MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby on July 8, 2002 at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
The Padres Mascot reveals the number 473 on the Western Metal Building at Petco Park in San Diego after Padres closer Trevor Hoffman earned his 473rd save on Sept. 5, 2006.
In the clinch
Trevor Hoffman is mobbed by teammates after the final out in the 9th inning against the San Francisco Giants as the Padres clinch the National League West with a 9-1 win on Sept. 28, 2005. The Cards swept the Padres in the NLDS.
Spin that record
Trevor Hoffman and catcher Josh Bard celebrate Hoffman's save number 479 to surpass Lee Smith for the all-time save record on Sept. 24, 2006 at Petco Park in San Diego.
You're my idol
Trevor Hoffman greets Lee Smith before throwing out the first pitch in Game Two of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 5, 2006 in San Diego. Smith was the previous saves leader before Hoffman broke his record of 478.
Trevor Hoffman gets his 500th save against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 6, 2007 at Petco Park in San Diego.
Saved by the bell
Padres fans knew Trevor Hoffman was entering the game when AC/DC's hit "Hell's Bells" played over the PA system.
Trevor Hoffman rides with his wife in the All-Star parade prior to the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at AT&T Park on July 10, 2007 in San Francisco.
Off the wall
Trevor Hoffman poses for a photo with Swinging Friar, the San Diego Padres baseball team's mascot, during visiting the Great Wall of China on March 13, 2008. The San Diego Padres faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first-ever Major League games played in China.
Top of the heap
Hoffman got his 600th save on Sept. 7, 2010, as a member of the Brewers. He retired Jan. 11, 2011 with a record total of 601 and announced he'll take a front-office job with the San Diego Padres.