AJBurnett34 Posted September 19, 2003 Share Posted September 19, 2003 What a job he has done, he broke Luis castillo's record for hits and is on his way to break Castillo's Stolen Base Record. Pierre rewrites record book By Juan C. Rodriguez Staff Writer Posted September 19 2003 PHILADELPHIA ? Juan Pierre hasn't made Marlins fans forget Luis Castillo, but Pierre is supplanting him throughout the team record book. Wednesday, Pierre recorded his 56th multihit game to claim the franchise season record. Castillo set the previous mark in 2000, the same season he established the season hit record. Pierre has that mark as well. With 193 hits and 10 games to go, Pierre is a good bet to become the first Marlin to attain a 200-hit season. Next on the list is the stolen-base record. Pierre stole his 61st base Wednesday, leaving him one away from Castillo's record from 2000. He also needs four singles to top Castillo's mark for the most in a season (160 in 2002). "He hasn't said anything, so I guess it's all right," Pierre said. "I knew the hit thing the other day because they brought it up, but the other stats, I don't even know the records. ... I'm just going out here and playing, not realizing what I'm doing. "I play to help the team win. The stats will be there at the end of the year. I didn't go out saying I wanted to do this or do that. Everything's just falling into place." Manager Jack McKeon fell just short of calling Pierre the Marlins' MVP, saying he was one of three or four players worthy of the honor. "It'll be tough for him to get the recognition he deserves because he's a quiet guy and does all the little things," McKeon said. "When you say, `What does he mean to your ballclub?' He's a very valuable piece." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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