Sep 3, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Miami Marlins pinch hitter Juan Pierre (9) steals second base as Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (13) takes the throw during the sixth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. We continue our countdown with moment 113. In 2003 a Marlin record was set (well a few were set but we are looking at only one of them today). Juan Pierre joined us in the off-season after the Rockies trade him for Charles Johnson, Preston Wilson, Pablo Ozuna, and Vic Darensbourg, and boy did he make an impact.
In 2003 Juan won his 2nd of 3 Lou Brock awards. This would be his only one won with the Marlins, but it would set the Marlins’ single season stolen base record at an amazing 65 (Juan’s second highest season total in his career). He stole 2 bases his very first game with the Marlins, and had 8 multiple stolen base game that year. What’s even more impressive is that in 3 of those games he stole 3 bases!
If Luis Castillo had the green light every time he was on base, what did Juan have, a just automatically walk to 2nd if you get on base? Juan was a base stealing machine. Right now, Juan only has 190 stolen bases with the Marlins, but who knows, if he resigns maybe just maybe he can past Luis. Join me next time as we look at the last Lou Brock Award winner of this countdown (sorry spoilers). Till then… Let’s Go Marlins.