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Yankees To Retire Andy Pettitte’s Number

Add another number to the list that won’t be available to future New York Yankees players.

According to reports, Andy Pettitte‘s number 46 will be retired in a ceremony on August 23rd at Yankee Stadium.  It will be the 18th number to be given this honor in team history.  Pettitte will also be receiving a plaque in Monument Park.

Pettitte was a 22nd round draft choice of the New York Yankees in 1990.  He played 15 of his 18 years in Yankee pinstripes, appearing in 447 games and starting 438 of them.  He holds a 219-127 record with an ERA of 3.94.  Pettitte has five World Series rings with the Yankees and is franchise leader in strikeouts with 2,020, and is third all-time in wins.

In his career in New York and Houston, Pettitte made three All-Star teams, finished in the top five in Cy Young Award voting four times, and finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting in 1995.

Overall for his career Pettitte was 256-153 with an ERA of 3.85.

(Photo courtesy of New York Post)

 

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