Baseball's all-time saves leader, Trevor Hoffman, has thrown his final change-up, deciding at age 43 to retire and return to the San Diego Padres in a front office job.
Hoffman, who played the bulk of his career with San Diego, recorded 601 saves in 18 seasons. The New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera is second all-time with 559 saves.
Known for his high leg kick, menacing glare and deceptive change-up, Hoffman became the career saves leader when he notched No. 479 at home on Sept. 24, 2006, breaking the previous mark of 478 by Lee Smith.