Tried and true Trevor, a fixture in the Padres bullpen, was
born October 13th, 1967 under the gregarious sign of Libra.
In his 10th season with the Padres, this rock steady veteran’s
the picture of reliability—just the characteristic you
need in a closer. Productive as both pitcher and mentor, the
strong right-hander stays in excellent shape and has never gone
on the disabled list. Durability and consistency make him the
National League’s best. Trevor’s the only pitcher
in Major League history with five seasons or 40 or more saves,
and is only one of six closers to post as many as seven seasons
with 30 or more saves in his entire career! With a total on
314 career saves, he’s 9th on the all-time list.
With Mars in aspiring Sagittarius, Trevor’s forever following
some bright and distant star, or investigating new potential.
He’s a positive thinker—expects success, yet remains
philosophical about failure. Flexible, with the capability to
bounce back from disappointment, his confidence is contagious.
Trevor has the perfect temperament for a reliever. Quickly challenging
hitters, he’s able to rebound strongly from that rare
outing that doesn’t go his way. Unflappable on the mound,
he isn’t easily fazed.
Competitive sports are a great way to channel Trevor’s
dynamic energy. Extremely restless, dynamic, and energetic,
he’s always on the go. When he wants something, he wants
it NOW. Impatient, high strung, often nervous and tense, it’s
difficult for him to pace himself and relax. Fiercely individualistic
and independent, self-willed Trevor can be intolerant of restriction.
Although he’s a Libra, cooperation often takes some work.
Trevor needs freedom to do things his own way. Possessing a
powerful will, he pursues his desires relentlessly, becoming
quite compulsive when it comes to achievement. Shrouded by an
air of mystery, his forcefulness and true intent may sometimes
be veiled. Yet his emotional generosity shines through. People
often seek his sympathy, and advice. Benevolent Trevor, who
lost a kidney as an infant, donates $200 for every save to the
National Kidney Foundation of Southern California.
Marshalling great reserves, he’s capable of extraordinary
efforts. His bold and heroic style compels him to use those
larger-than-life talents. Blessed with a keen sense of drama,
the closing role suits him well. Desire for recognition and
fame is a strong motivating factor. Born after the Summer of
Love in 1967, a bit of rebelliousness and unique creativity
are touchstone. Trevor once appeared in a humorous ESPN commercial
where he came in to relieve an ineffective Sports Center anchor.
With Mercury in mysterious Scorpio, Trevor’s finest talent
allows him to conceal the next pitch. He doesn’t alter
delivery when throwing what might be the best change-up in baseball.
Opposing batters are confounded, for it’s impossible to
distinguish from his 90-mph fastball. No one touches that change-up!
Watch for bats to flail then freeze, with pinpoint control of
his fastball. Having excellent mental concentration and control,
he’s tough to hit, boasting an imposing strikeout-to-walk
With three planets in structured Virgo, Trevor is a creature
of habit. You can set your watch to his routine, which takes
him through the entire game. At the same time, and in order,
he eats soup, showers in the same inning, shines his shoes,
goes to the bullpen, etc. Obviously consistency has great rewards!
Trevor entered the 2002 season converting an amazing 314 of
355 saves. His .885 career save percentage is the best in baseball.
With a total of 312 Padre saves, only A’s Dennis Eckersley
has logged more saves for one team in baseball history. A veritable
workhorse, Trevor has appeared in at least 62 games each year,
averaging 43 saves. With Tony Gwynn now retired, Trevor has
the most seniority on the team. The Padres’ website refers
in jest to “death, taxes, and Trevor Hoffman.” Indeed,
there are few things to be sure of these days. Bruce Bochy hails
Trevor as close to perfection as you can get.
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Andrea Mallis is an avid baseball fan, creator of Virgo in
Service Astrological Consulting (www.virgoinservice.com)
and the official astrologer on Oakland A’s radio “Extra
Innings.” Her numerous sports astrology profiles have
appeared in magazines for the Padres, A’s, Yankees, Diamondbacks,
Tigers and Rangers. She recently appeared on ESPN SportsCenter
and Baseball Tonight. Residing in Berkeley, California, she
can be contacted at 510-874-4911, firstname.lastname@example.org