On September 24, 2006 — As the Petco Park sellout crowd roars, Trevor Hoffman retires all three Pittsburgh batters he faces in the ninth inning, ensuring a 2-1 San Diego victory. The Padres closer’s 479th career save surpasses Lee Smith’s total (1980-1997), making the 38 year-old reliever the all-time leader in saves.

 


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Baseball Reference September 24
National Pastime September 24
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