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Old 02-03-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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have learned that Andy Pettitte will officially retire tomorrow. Mote details to come....Michael

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Great scoop by Michael Kay on Pettitte's retirement. Pettitte is traveling to NY 2day to meet with team officials and is expected to retire
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: The Communist State of NJ
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Thanks for the memories Andy.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Great player but glad he finally came to a decision so now we can move on...Thanks for being a fighter and showing up ready to play every 5th day.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Coming from a Ranger fan, congratulations on all of your achievements Andy and have fun with retirement. Great player.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Pettitte retires after having played on 7 league championship teams. Only 18 Yankee players have won more pennants. Way to go, Andy!
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Here is a list of Yankees who have played for the most pennant-winning teams: Berra 14, Mantle 12, Ford 11, DiMaggio and Rizzuto 10, Gehrig, Dickey, Hank Bauer, Frankie Crosetti, Elston Howard and Bobby Richardson 9, and Tommy Byrne, Bob Cerv, Jerry Coleman, Joe Collins, Tommy Henrich, Gil McDougald and Johnny Murphy 8. Tied with Pettitte at 7 are Ruth, Gomez, Jeter, Posada, Rivera, Andy Carey, Spud Chandler, Charlie Keller, Tony Kubek, Billy Martin, Red Ruffing, Charlie Silvera, Bill Skowron, Ralph Terry and Bob Turley.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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It will be interesting to see how he does when his HOF vote comes up. I'm thinking he won't get in until about the 3rd or 4th try, but eventually makes the Hall.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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It will be interesting to see how he does when his HOF vote comes up. I'm thinking he won't get in until about the 3rd or 4th try, but eventually makes the Hall.
I'm not confident that Pettite will make the HoF. It all boils down to who else is on the ballot. A lot of very good players have little or no chance of getting in except by Veterans Committee election, if even then. Names that come to mind right off are Don Mattingly, Chili Davis, Joe Torre and Tommy John.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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It will be interesting to see how he does when his HOF vote comes up. I'm thinking he won't get in until about the 3rd or 4th try, but eventually makes the Hall.

I don't see how he did well enough to even make the HOF. His career ERA is over 4.00. He has over 200 wins but wins IMO is a worthless statistic and two, hes' got a lot of those wins because of the offense the Yankees provided.

I just don't see how you can put him in the HOF. He's one of those athletes that if there was something lower than the HOF he'd def be in.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I don't see how he did well enough to even make the HOF. His career ERA is over 4.00. He has over 200 wins but wins IMO is a worthless statistic and two, hes' got a lot of those wins because of the offense the Yankees provided.

I just don't see how you can put him in the HOF. He's one of those athletes that if there was something lower than the HOF he'd def be in.
His ERA is less than 4 and he is the winningest post season pitcher ever. In a 4 man rotation he would probably have 300 wins now and if he stuck around like some guys do, he could have padded his stats. Also if you remember how you achieve a win, you need to pitch at least 5 innings in a game, so you can't just credit it to run support. If it was just based on run support and he was a mediocre pitcher than his he would have these wins but his ERA might be in the 4's or 5's but it's not.
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