Lee, who was acquired via a trade with the Cubs last week, notched his 1,000th RBI with a first-inning groundout in a 12-10 loss the Braves suffered against the Rockies Wednesday afternoon. The 34-year-old first baseman added to his total with a second-inning RBI double.
"He's a professional hitter," Braves catcher Brian McCann said. "He's been proving what he can do for a long time. It's good to have him on our side now."
While playing for the Padres on May 7, 1997, Lee collected his first career RBI with a second-inning single off Cubs hurler Frank Castillo. He has posted two 100-RBI seasons, with the latest coming last year, when he drove in a career-high 111 runs.
Ramirez notched his 1,000th RBI on Aug. 14 with a second-inning leadoff homer against Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter. Lee hit a solo shot the next inning to provide the difference in a 3-2 Cubs victory.