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Ex-Astro Andy Pettitte Retires

In news first broken by Yankee broadcaster Michael Kay, longtime Yankee and former Astro left-hander Andy Pettitte has called it a career.

Pettitte, a Deer Park native, accumulated a 37-26 record, 3.38 ERA, and 3.01 K/BB ratio in three seasons with the Astros. He finished fifth in the Cy Young balloting in 2005, when the Astros reached their first World Series. He was also a part of the lengthy steroid controversy, and admitted using human growth hormone while trying to come back from injury.

Pettitte finished his career with 240 wins, a 3.88 ERA, and more playoff wins than any pitcher in MLB history. SB Nation’s own Rob Neyer has a piece up debating his merits as a Hall Of Famer.

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