General | Press Release | 11/6/2018

Hoffman expands PG role

Daron Sutton        
Photo: Trevor Hoffman (Perfect Game)

 Trevor Hoffman Expands His Role with Perfect Game as National Spokesperson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Perfect Game (PG) organization announced today that 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher, Trevor Hoffman, has been named its National Spokesperson and Brand Ambassador. In this role, Hoffman will host various Perfect Game marquee events throughout the year which include coaching and leadership roles, speaking engagements, hands-on coaching with PG’s players and charitable partners.

Hoffman has played a leading role as a spokesperson for Perfect Game over the past seven years at the annual PG All-American Classic held at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. At the PGAAC players are involved in a full MLB experience over four days including practices at Petco Park and a beach excursion hosted by Hoffman personally at his home. Additionally, Hoffman will be integrally involved during the event weekend with the PG Cares Foundation and Rady Children’s Hospital who receive all proceeds from the PGAAC. The prospects and Hoffman visit the hospital spending time with the patients in a variety of activities. Hoffman is also the keynote speaker at the PGAAC Awards Banquet where he presents the Perfect Game Jackie Robinson MVP Award and participates in the first-pitch ceremony at the game, catching a pitch from a Rady Children’s Hospital oncology patient.

“I couldn’t be happier having the opportunity to have an expanded role as Perfect Game’s national spokesperson and Brand Ambassador. Jerry and his staff have been fantastic to work with.” Trevor Hoffman

Hoffman played professional baseball for 18 years from 1993-2010. Hoffman was born into a baseball-centric atmosphere. His father Ed, a former Marine, was known as the singing usher for the Los Angeles Angels and his older brother, Glenn, played shortstop for nine seasons in the major leagues. Hoffman announced his retirement in 2011 and ended his career with some of the all-time best stats: 601 saves, 856 games finished, a 2.87 career ERA, 1.058 WHIP, and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings pitched (SO9). His save percentage of 88.8 ranks second among all pitchers with at least 400 saves. He was a seven-time National League All-Star, two-time National League Pitcher of the month, and had the most career games pitched with one team (902), the most career games finished (856) and the most games pitched (1,035).

“We have known Trevor since he first started his career in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We didn't know he would have a Hall of Fame career back then, but we knew he was a special person. Many years later Trevor became the Honorary Chairman of the Perfect Game All-American Classic and has continued in that capacity for the past seven years. Trevor has proven to be a great ambassador for the game and has been deeply involved with our partnership to raise money for Rady Children’s Hospital and those fighting childhood cancer.

"After working so closely for many years, it is only natural that we would welcome Trevor Hoffman as our National Spokesperson and Brand Ambassador. It is great that he is a Hall of Fame player, but to us, it is much more important that he is a Hall of Fame person.” Jerry Ford, PG Founder & President

About Perfect Game 
PG was founded in 1995 by former scout and college coach Jerry Ford. It is the world's largest, most comprehensive scouting report service in the United States. PG's mission is to develop amateur baseball players by providing the highest caliber events and attract new players and fans for the game of baseball. Perfect Game provides its athletes with exposure to the top collegiate recruiters and professional scouts in the industry. To date 11,622 MLB draft picks, 606 1st draft picks and 1,208 MLB players, have played in Perfect Game events. PG can be heard on the MLB Round-Up on MLB radio and Perfect Game College Baseball on ESPNU radio. For more information, visit perfectgame.org.

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