Pierre on brink of 600 stolen bases
MIAMI — One more stolen base and Juan Pierre will join some elite company.
The 35-year-old is on the verge of becoming just the 14th player in MLB history to steal at least 600 bases.
Pierre has a chance to reach the milestone on Wednesday afternoon when the Marlins face the Mets at Marlins Park.
“I can’t believe it,” Pierre said of No. 600. “If you said I was to steal one base in the big leagues, I would have said, ‘You’re crazy.’ I never take it for granted. I’m grateful for every one of them.”
Pierre entered Wednesday with eight steals this season, which tops the National League. The speedster also is tied for the second most in Majors, trailing only Boston’s Jacoby Ellsbury, who has 11.
When Pierre swiped No. 500, he was awarded the base. He is hopeful to get the bag for 600.
MLB All-Time stolen base leaders
1) Rickey Henderson 1,406
2) Lou Brock 938
3) Ty Cobb 892
4) Tim Raines 808
5) Vince Coleman 752
6) Eddie Collins 744
7) Max Carey 738
8) Joe Morgan 689
9) Willie Wilson 668
10) Bert Campaneris 649
11) Honus Wagner 639
12) Kenny Lofton 622
13) Otis Nixon 620
14) Juan Pierre 599
– Joe Frisaro