Andy Pettitte expected to announce retirement Friday

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According to a report by ESPN.com, Andy Pettitte, an original member of the Yankees “core four” will announce his retirement on Friday.

This would mark the second time that the legendary lefty has retired from baseball.  Pettitte retired in 2010, but decided to give it one more go with the Yankees last year.

Pettitte, who will be a highly debated Hall of Fame candidate once he becomes eligible, spent 15 of his 18 years in the majors with the Yankees, playing the other three for his hometown Houston Astros.

Pettitte had an up and down year with the Yankees in 2013, but overall performed admirably, going 10-10 with a 3.93 ERA.

Over the course of a brilliant career, Pettite won five World Series titles with the New York Yankees, and currently sits at 255 career victories.  He is also the all-time leader in postseason wins with 19.

If this is in fact the last go around for Pettitte, he would make his final start at Yankee stadium on Sunday, with his final career start coming, fittingly, against his hometown Houston Astro’s as the Yankees finish out their 2013 season in Houston.

Topics: Andy Pettitte, Andy Pettitte Retiring, FanSided, New York Yankees, NY Yankees, Si.com, Sports Illustrated

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