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.