Is Trevor Hoffman destined for the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Apparently, a lot of people in Los Angeles don’t think so.
During a Los Angeles Dodgers telecast on KCAL Channel 9 recently, viewers were asked whether they believed the Padres’ closer would make the Hall of Fame.
First ballot: 26%
Even Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully said on the air that he was surprised by the low support for Hoffman.
After all, Hoffman is the all-time saves leader with 552. (But the man he passed, Lee Smith, still isn’t in the Hall of Fame.)
Normally, we could blame the oversight on Hoffman due to East Coast bias. But these were West Coast fans in the Los Angeles area.
It kind of makes you wonder just when ... or if ... Hoffman will get his due respect in the Hall of Fame.