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?