Tuesday, April 21, 2015

History for Juan Pierre

BALTIMORE — In the middle of a 9-6 victory Friday, Jim Thome handed Juan Pierre an autographed bat. "Congratulations," Thome wrote and signed his name. He wrote the number 1,675 on the bat to mark Thome's career RBIs.

History for Juan Pierre

BALTIMORE — In the middle of a 9-6 victory Friday, Jim Thome handed Juan Pierre an autographed bat. "Congratulations," Thome wrote and signed his name. He wrote the number 1,675 on the bat to mark Thome's career RBIs.

But the more important numbers were 1,000, 2,000 and 500.

Pierre became only the 30th player in baseball history to achieve 1,000 runs scored, 2,000 hits and 500 stolen bases. He scored run No. 1,000 in the second inning Friday on Thome's double.

"It means I've been around a while," Pierre said.

Here are the 19 players since 1901 (that's as far back as Baseball-Reference's database goes) who have accomplished the feat:

Rk Player R H SB From To G PA AB HR RBI OPS
1 Rickey Henderson 2295 3055 1406 1979 2003 3081 13346 10961 297 1115 .820
2 Ty Cobb 2246 4189 897 1905 1928 3034 13078 11434 117 1938 .945
3 Barry Bonds 2227 2935 514 1986 2007 2986 12606 9847 762 1996 1.051
4 Eddie Collins 1821 3315 741 1906 1930 2825 12040 9949 47 1300 .853
5 Paul Molitor 1782 3319 504 1978 1998 2683 12167 10835 234 1307 .817
6 Joe Morgan 1650 2517 689 1963 1984 2649 11329 9277 268 1133 .819
7 Lou Brock 1610 3023 938 1961 1979 2616 11240 10332 149 900 .753
8 Tim Raines 1571 2605 808 1979 2002 2502 10359 8872 170 980 .810
9 Max Carey 1545 2665 738 1910 1929 2476 10770 9363 70 800 .747
10 Kenny Lofton 1528 2428 622 1991 2007 2103 9235 8120 130 781 .794
11 Honus Wagner 1414 2766 601 1901 1917 2298 9640 8507 78 1375 .853
12 Brett Butler 1359 2375 558 1981 1997 2213 9545 8180 54 578 .753
13 Luis Aparicio 1335 2677 506 1956 1973 2601 11230 10230 83 791 .653
14 Ozzie Smith 1257 2460 580 1978 1996 2573 10778 9396 28 793 .666
15 Bert Campaneris 1181 2249 649 1964 1983 2328 9625 8684 79 646 .653
16 Willie Wilson 1169 2207 668 1976 1994 2154 8317 7731 41 585 .702
17 Cesar Cedeno 1084 2087 550 1970 1986 2006 8133 7310 199 976 .790
18 Maury Wills 1067 2134 586 1959 1972 1942 8306 7588 20 458 .661
19 Juan Pierre 1000 2074 564 2000 2012 1803 7695 6993 16 496 .708

There are 10 Hall of Famers on that list and two others — Bonds and Raines — who should be in Cooperstown. Not bad company at all.

Interestingly enough, Pierre has the fewest home runs of any player on the list, making it even harder to score 1,000 runs.


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