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New York Yankees Pitcher Andy Pettitte Announces Retirement
New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter watch the game from the dug out in the 3rd inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 20, 2013. Earlier in the day the Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte announced his pending retirement from baseball at the end of the season. UPI/John Angelillo
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Andrew Eugene Pettitte (pronounced /ˈpɛtɪt/) (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher who is currently a free agent.

In his major league career, he played for the New York Yankees from 1995–2003. He then signed with the Houston Astros, and played for them from 2004 through 2006. In 2007, Pettitte rejoined the Yankees. He has won five championships with the New York Yankees and is Major League Baseball's all-time postseason wins leader with 19.

Through 2009, Pettitte is ninth among active major league players in win-loss percentage (.629), fourth in wins (229), and seventh in strikeouts (2,150). He is also one of only two active players with at least 200 wins, 2,000 strikeouts, and a winning percentage at or above .600. The other, Pedro Martínez did not pitch in the 2010 season. In addition, he has secured the most wins of any pitcher during the 2000s.

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