AC/DC’s “Hells Bells” became synonymous with a Trevor Hoffman save in the summer of 1998 as the Padres stalked the second NL championship in franchise history. Those bells, however, did not toll for Hoffman when he became the third closer to reach 400 saves on this date — May 6 — in 2005.
Midwestern hospitality only goes so far if you’re a visitor at Busch Stadium.
The clubhouse, of course, was rocking Hoffman’s entrance song after he finished off a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
A 1-2-3 ninth inning allowed the future Hall of Famer to join Lee Smith (478) and John Franco (424) as the only pitchers to tally 400 saves since the statistic was created in 1969.