He is just the 12th active player to reach the milestone. Gonzalez has 100 or more RBIs in five straight seasons and in seven of the past eight; the lone year in which he didn't hit the mark was in 2009, when he drove in 99 runs.
"It's a great number," Gonzalez said. "For me, career-wise, I'd like to see 1,500, but 1,000 is obviously an accomplishment. It means you've been in the league for a while and just thank God for the ability to stay healthy and have the amount of at-bats to get there."
Steve Bourbon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.