Padres retire Trevor Hoffman's No. 51

Updated: August 22, 2011, 3:51 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- In the end, the San Diego Padres threw Trevor Hoffman a changeup.

As the ceremony to retire Hoffman's No. 51 was winding down Sunday, the Padres played a video of his father, Ed, singing the national anthem on opening day at Fenway Park in 1981, when Glenn Hoffman played shortstop for the Boston Red Sox.

Ed Hoffman, a former Marine who was known as "The Singing Usher" at Anaheim Stadium, died in 1995.

Trevor Hoffman, baseball's career saves leader who had ...

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