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Today In Brewer History: Happy Trails, Trevor Hoffman

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On this day one year ago, the Brewers swept a doubleheader against the Mets at Citi Field. John Axford pitched a perfect ninth for the save in game one, opening the door for Trevor Hoffman to get one last moment under the bright lights in the nightcap.

The Brewers were leading 3-1 in the ninth when Hoffman was called upon to relieve Zach Braddock, and he retired the three batters he faced in order to finish off the night. The save was his tenth of the season and the 601st of his career, a record at the time. The game turned out to be Hoffman's final major league appearance.

With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday to:

Also, happy anniversary to relief pitcher Chuck Taylor: He had his only Brewer hit on this day in 1972.