After 14 seasons in the major leagues, base-stealing machine Juan Pierre will hang up his jersey…
Outfielder Juan Pierre was well-known for being an excellent contact hitter and stealing bases left and right, but he has announced his retirement from baseball after 13 active seasons plus one season being unsigned.
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Pierre started out with the Colorado Rockies before going to the Florida Marlins in 2003, who he helped lead to their first World Series title in franchise history.
The 37-year-old subsequently played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies, before spending his final season with the Marlins.
Pierre reached 200 hits four times in his career while stealing at least 40 bases nine times, including three seasons with at least 60.
HardballTalk reported on Pierre’s retirement on Twitter.
Juan Pierre officially announces his retirement http://t.co/RSkujr2nvP
— HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) February 27, 2015