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Tony Gwynn Interview Part 6: On Trevor Hoffman

Yesterday after the game Jon and I finally got around to buying our tickets for the August 21st game when the Padres will retire Trevor Hoffman's number 51.

Last week I asked Tony Gwynn if his former teammate was would be inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Gwynn never liked to be referred to as a "Future Hall of Famer" because of his own uncertainty and now Hoffman has started to carry that same mantle.  I wondered if that moniker was premature since in five years, when Hoffman is eligible, he will no longer be the All Time Saves Leader in all likelihood.  I asked Gwynn if Hoffman would still be a sure thing and make it in on the first ballot when the time comes.

Here is Gwynn's answer: