Park Boulevard in front of Petco Park between Imperial Avenue and Tony Gwynn Street now has a new name, Trevor Hoffman Way.
The new street name and sign was unveiled by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Friday before the Padres’ final series of the season.
Named in honor of the Baseball Hall of Famer, Hoffman was joined by Faulconer, San Diego city councilmen Chris Ward and Mark Kersey and Padres chairman Ron Fowler for a pregame ceremony.
“It’s tough to come up with a better summer than Trevor Hoffman had this year,” Hoffman said.
“Each in its own right has been equally special,” Hoffman said. “The statue, obviously, the Hall of Fame ceremony and the parties surrounding it. … Being able to drive down the street I come in every day and where I finished some of my runs when I was a player and is now named after you is pretty cool.”
Two days after his induction, the team petitioned the city to name the street in front of the Padres front office for Hoffman. The City Council unanimously approved the change Monday.
“[Naming a street] is reserved for a very special few,” Fowler said. “Trevor is one of those few, not only because of his induction into the Hall of Fame, but also because of his steadfast commitment to his team and, most importantly, this community.”
Hoffman had 601 saves during his 18-year major league career that included 15 1/2 years with the Padres. He is the third Padre in the Hall of Fame, joining Gwynn and Dave Winfield.
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