Trevor William Hoffman (born October 13, 1967 in Bellflower, California) is a closer in Major League Baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers. He bats and throws right-handed. He reigns as the all-time Major League save record holder with 554 total saves, having broken the previous record held by Lee Smith on September 24, 2006. Hoffman is frequently referred to as one of the best closers in baseball history. He has been listed by major sports publications as one of the best pitchers of his era , and is considered extremely likely to be elected to the Hall of Fame.
When Hoffman was six weeks old, he had to have one of his kidneys removed because an arterial blockage had formed there.
He often accompanied his father, Ed, to California Angels games. For 15 years Ed Hoffman was a well known singing usher at Angels games. Before that, he sang with the Royal Guards, a troupe that performed all over the world. "We get our professionalism from him," Trevor says. "But none of us kids can carry a tune. It's pretty sad, because my father [who died in 1995] was great." Trevor's mother, Mikki, is a former ballerina who was born in England. "She says we get our athleticism from her," says Trevor. His