Former Marlin Juan Pierre officially retires after 14 seasons
Former Marlin Juan Pierre, the starting center fielder on the 2003 World Series team, officially announced his retirement Friday.
Pierre, 37, spent four seasons (2003-05, 2013) with the Marlins, hitting .295 with 190 stolen bases, 80 doubles, 34 triples, seven home runs and 145 RBI in 599 games. During the six-game World Series with the New York Yankees, he batted .333 (7 for 21) with five walks, two doubles, a stolen base and three RBI.
Thanks for all the tweets keep them coming it's true today I'm officially retiring today.Blessed and grateful to have played the game I love
— Juan Pierre (@JPBeastMode) February 27, 2015
A 13th-round pick by the Colorado Rockies in 1998, he came to the Marlins organization with Mike Hampton prior to the 2003 campaign in a trade for Charles Johnson, Preston Wilson, Pablo Ozuna and Vic Darensbourg.
His 14-year career, which culminates with a .295 average, included stops with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs. He is 177th on the all-time hits list with 2,217, three more knocks than Joe DiMaggio, and 18th in stolen bases (614).