Thursday, February 3, 2011

See Ya Andy!

This very well could be the last base card of Andy Pettitte ever produced. Today, Andy announced his retirement from major league baseball after a stellar career pitching for the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros. An official press conference announcing the decision is scheduled for Friday at 10:30 A.M.

Here’s a breakdown on Pettitte’s numbers in case you didn’t know: a record of 240-138 (.635), 3.88 ERA, 2.055.1 inning pitched, 479, one of 26 pitchers all-time to complete his career 100-or-more games over .500 and of the 19 Hall of Fame-eligible pitches who have reached that plateau, only one is not enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Do I believe he belongs in the Hall? Eh, on a good day I suppose. But there’s a lot of points for and against him, and that’s a different topic for a different day. But I’ll always be grateful for everything he has done for the Yankees organization and for always bringing his A-game on the biggest stages. Andy, I hope you enjoy your retirement.

This card was courteous of madding, who sent this and a bunch of other cards a few days ago. He’ll get his own trade post tomorrow.

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