Juan Pierre (Juan D'Vaughn Pierre) was born on August 14, 1977 in Mobile, Alabama. He made his Major League debut on August 7, 2000 for the Colorado Rockies. In 2000, his rookie year, he hit .310 with 0 home runs and 20 RBI. Pierre played for the Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins and Chicago Cubs over the course of his 7 year career.
There is some disagreement on what was Juan Pierre's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2006, when he stole 58 bases and hit for a .292 average. However, others believe that it was 2003, when he stole 65 bases and hit for a .305 average. Another season that some believe was Juan Pierre's best was 2001, when he stole 46 bases, hit for a .327 average and knocked in 55 runs.
- Selected by Seattle Mariners in the 30th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 1, 1995).
- Selected by Seattle Mariners in the 48th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 4, 1996).
- Selected by Colorado Rockies in the 13th round of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1998 - signed June 4, 1998).
- Traded by Colorado Rockies with Mike Hampton and cash to Florida Marlins in exchange for Charles Johnson, Preston Wilson, Vic Darensbourg, and Pablo Ozuna (November 16, 2002).
- Traded by Florida Marlins to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Sergio Mitre, Ricky Nolasco, and Renyel Pinto (December 7, 2005).
- Granted free agency (October 30, 2006).
- Signed by Los Angeles Dodgers (November 22, 2006).
- Major League Baseball Players Association credits Pierre with the smallest hat size among active players (5 and a quarter).
- Pierre was only the third player since 1971 to play every inning of all his team's games.
- On May 9, 2006, Pierre robbed the San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds of a career 714th home run, which would have tied Bonds with Babe Ruth for second on the all-time list, by catching the ball as it topped the fence.
- He was the first Marlin to record 200 hits in a season.
- Became only the third player in history to record 200 hits in a season and not bat .300 (the other players were Buddy Bell and Bill Buckner).
- Pierre is referred to in the Beyonce and Jay-Z song Déjà Vu, which Pierre actually uses as his entrance music before batting in a game.
- After Miguel Tejada snapped his consecutive games played streak on June 23, 2007, Pierre has the longest active streak.