Hoffman saves items for Hall
Updated: June 8, 2007, 1:42 PM ET
Jeff Idelson, vice president for communications and education for the Baseball Hall of Fame, is not a pushy person, which is a good thing, because part of his job is to ask for charity. Part of Idelson's job is to approach players and politely request that they donate some piece of history from a milestone moment or from their career. This spring, Idelson sat down with Trevor Hoffman, the Padres' closer, and noted that Hoffman was closing in on 500 career saves. In the past, Hoffman had donated items to the Hall after achieving his 400th career save, and after breaking Lee Smith's career record for saves.
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