No Hell's Bells in Cooperstown as Trevor Hoffman Misses Hall of Fame

January 18, 2017

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Hell's Bells will not be tolling in Cooperstown, New York in 2017, as long-time San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman just missed the required 75% of HOF votes to be selected as a member of the 2017 class of inductees in to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Hoffman, who held the title of all-time saves leader from 2006 to 2011, was a staple of the mid-90s Padres clubs, including runs to the National League Division Series in 1996, and a loss to the New York Yankees in the 1998 World Series. Hoffman, who entered games to the blaring tones of AC/DC's Hell's Bells, was a seven time All-Star, two time National League Rolaids Relief Man Award winner, two time National League saves leader, and is already a member of the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame. His #51 was retired by the club in 2011.

Hoffman currently is a member of the Padres front office staff, working as a special assistant, and pitching coordinator for the Padres farm system. The 2017 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 30th, 2017.