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    Hoffman Sets Saves Record

    Former Red farmhand now holds the All Time Saves record passing Lee Smith with his 479th save.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=260924125

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    Re: Hoffman Sets Saves Record

    What is Tim Costo doing now??? I'm sure glad Bowden protected that guy.
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    Re: Hoffman Sets Saves Record

    Six of the top 10 saves leaders were in the Reds organization at some point.

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    Re: Hoffman Sets Saves Record

    Hoffman was a light-hitting infielder when he was in the Reds system.

    Anyone who considers Hoffman to be "one that got away" needs to be asking why Ray Olmedo isn't getting a shot at closer.
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    Re: Hoffman Sets Saves Record

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Hoffman was a light-hitting infielder when he was in the Reds system.

    Anyone who considers Hoffman to be "one that got away" needs to be asking why Ray Olmedo isn't getting a shot at closer.
    But he was converted while in the Reds organization. I think he's one they would like to have had back.

    From Wikipedia:

    Originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds as a shortstop after leading the University of Arizona team in hitting in 1988 with a .371 batting average, 35 points better than teammate J.T. Snow in 1989, Hoffman was converted to a pitcher in 1991 after batting .212 with 23 RBI in 103 games while playing short and third for Single-A Charleston (then a Cincinnati Reds minor league affiliate). The move, suggested by Charleston manager Jim Lett, was so successful that in his first season on the mound, Hoffman threw a total of 47 2/3 innings at Cedar Rapids and at Double A Chattanooga, and had a 1.89 ERA and 75 strikeouts.

    Hoffman proved to have such a live arm that he was taken by the Florida Marlins in the 1992 expansion draft


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