Trevor Hoffman Retires

With a Major League leading 601 career saves, Trevor Hoffman is calling it a career.  There is a very good chance that this is a mark that will be broken soon, as Mariano Rivera stands 41 saves behind and has not yet shown any signs of slowing down.  Whether or not Hoffman's record is broken he had a career that few can match.  Hoffman was a seven time All Star who twice led the League in Saves, and finished second five times.  He spent sixteen of his nineteen years with the San Diego Padres and twice was the runner up for the National League Cy Young Award.  By all accounts, Hoffman should be a very strong Hall of Fame candidate, but his situation brings to mind that of Lee Smith who also retired as the career leader in Saves and seems to have hit a ceiling in terms of votes.  Should Trevor Hoffman be in the Hall of Fame, and if so should he go in on the first ballot?

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0 #1 Darryl Tahirali -0001-11-30 00:00
Don't forget that Don Kirshner' ;s first television notoriety comes from his managing the Monkees and having to provide ready-made songs for the series. For that he enlisted the help of his Brill Building cohorts such as Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, who wrote some of the Monkees' best-known songs.

Along with The Midnight Special, Don Kirshner' ;s Rock Concert was about the only pre-MTV venue for rock and soul performances on TV (not counting Saturday Night Live's musical guests). The first time I saw Prince was on Rock Concert. He was wearing nothing but a pair of briefs and leg warmers, and I couldn't help but think, "Who 9;s this little %$&#?!?& quot; A few years later, we all knew who he was.

Thanks for the memories, Don.
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