BILLINGS – Former Billings Mustang Trevor Hoffman learned Wednesday he’ll be inducted to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.
Hoffman actually debuted as a shortstop for the Mustangs back in 1989 before transitioning to pitcher a couple years later. He ultimately became one of the best-ever relievers in professional baseball.
Hoffman was a seven-time all-star and finished his career with 601 saves, mostly for the San Diego Padres before closing his career with the Milwaukee Brewers. He also helped lead the Padres to four postseason appearances, including the World Series in 1998.
Chipper Jones, Vlad Guerrerro and Jim Thome are this year’s other inductees.
The Hall of Fame ceremony is this July.