Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman thanked plenty of people after he got save No. 600 Tuesday (former Canisius player John Axford is among them, for moving aside to let the veteran close games again after saving 20 himself this year). But MLB.com found Hoffman giving credit to another source: His wife.
As this story attests, Tracy Hoffman has been particularly supportive of Hoffman's work on the field and in his charitable endeavors in their 17 years of marriage. Lo and behold, it turns out Tracy Hoffman (the former Tracy Burke) is an ex-Buffalo Jill from Williamsville.
Hoffman proposed to her at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena during the Bills' 52-17 loss to Dallas in Super Bowl XXVII, two months before he made his major-league debut with the Florida Marlins. I had never heard this connection before. Hoffman did play in 1992 for Nashville in the American Association (career stats here) and they met while he was in town to play the Bisons.
Here's a USA Today story from 2006 discussing the courtship and Super proposal.
Another entry from the small world department.