Andy Pettitte Set to Retire Friday

Andy Pettitte announced today that he will call his illustrious career quits on Friday according to ESPN.com.  Pettitte spent most of his with the Yankees and he will be a first ballot Hall of Famer which most people don’t realize.  He has also been unbeatable in the playoffs.  Even in Pettitte’s last season with the Yanks he went 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA, not bad for an old man.

Some of Pettitte’s other remarkable stats;

240-138 Career Record with 2,251 strikeouts while posting a 3.88 ERA.  He was twice a 20 game winner and never had a losing season.

2001 ALCS MVP, 5 time World Series Champion, 19 Post-Season wins (MLB Record)

Pettitte knew it was time to hang it up, I’m glad he chose to retire-I wouldn’t want to see him struggle through the season or even worse risk an injury.

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