Known for his speed, he stole 614 bases in his career, the 18th most in MLB history at the time of his retirement. Pierre was born in Mobile, Alabama to Derry and James.
Soon after his birth, his family moved to Alexandria, Louisiana.
Prior to his professional career, he played at Galveston College and the University of South Alabama, where he was 1998 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year.
Pierre began his professional career with the Portland Rockies of the Northwest League, after being selected by Colorado in the 13th round of the 1998 MLB draft.
The Pierres are deeply rooted in Louisiana since colonial times and are of Creole heritage.
Pierre, was named after Dominican Hall of Fame pitcher and former Giants player Juan Marichal, his father's favorite player, who also gave him his middle name, D'Vaughn because he said it had a "good rhyme to it." Pierre attended high school at Alexandria Senior High School.
ARLINGTON, TX: Phil Hughes #65 of the New York Yankees reacts to a home run by Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.
Finished tied for first in National League in bunt hits (10) and sacrifice hits, tied for second in infield hits (26), fifth in steals of third base (10), tied for fifth in steals and eighth in stolen base percentage (84.1, personal career high)... Tied career high with five hits (fifth time) on Sept. His 17 sacrifices were most by Phillies position player since 1975 (Larry Bowa, 17)... Led the AL in bunt hits (19), infield hits (46) & sacrifices (19), finished 5th in AB (639), 7th in RISP AVG (.331), 8th in day AVG (.314) and 9th in AVG vs LHP (.329)...
Married Liz Chantz (11/13/10); one son, Josh (1/3/12)...
1995 graduate of Alexandria High School (LA), where he played baseball and basketball...
Draft: Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 30th round of the 1995 MLB June Amateur Draft from Alexandria HS (Alexandria, LA), the Seattle Mariners in the 48th round of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft from Galveston College (Galveston, TX) and the Colorado Rockies in the 13th round of the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL).
High School: Alexandria HS (Alexandria, LA) Schools: Galveston College (Galveston, TX), University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL) Debut: August 7, 2000 (Age 22-359d, 15,356th in MLB history) vs.