June 16th, 2011

SAVE THE DATE – Pads retiring #51 on August 21

We have all known for over a decade that this was coming.  Well…now it’s here.

Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader, future Hall of Famer and one of the greatest Padres in franchise history (both on and off the field) decided to hang ’em up following the 2010 season. On August 21, the Padres will pay tribute to Hoffy with a postgame ceremony.  As part of the celebration, the club has plans to retire his iconic #51.

We can’t wait for it. It will truly be a must see for all of the Friar Faithful. Be sure to grab your tickets so you can share in the excitement and say “thanks.”