First to 600: Trevor Hoffman’s journey to ‘save’ king
“It’s hard to describe this moment,” Hoffman told the crowd after the game. “Just…thank you. Thank you to everybody that stuck around. Thanks for enduring a long season. Thank you to my family on the field and the family off the field. What tremendous support I’ve been given by everyone. I appreciate every one of you guys. I hope we all remember this forever.”
But for Hoffman’s teammates, this was the least they could do for a player they saw as the embodiment of a true teammate.
“It was great because of how much admiration we all have for Trevor,” Counsell told MLB.com. “That’s what makes it special. Hopefully, that came out [in the celebration]. The way he does his job is the way we all try to do ours.”
Alex Coffey is the communications specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame