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Pettitte is honored in Tickertape parade held in honor of New York Yankees' World Series win in New York
Pitcher Andy Pettitte waves to fans as he rides on a float during the ticker-tape parade where the New York Yankees are honored for their World Series win on November 6, 2009 in New York City. The Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six games for their 27th World Series win. UPI Photo/Monika Graff
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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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