By the end of this season, Andy Pettitte will become just the third Yankees pitcher to win 200 games while wearing the team’s uniform. In fact, today, only two pitchers (Whitey Ford and Red Ruffing) have won more games with the Yankees than Andy Pettitte.
Also, by the end of this season, Andy Pettitte will become just the fourth Yankees pitcher to pitch in 2,500 innings while wearing the team’s uniform. The others are Whitey Ford, Red Ruffing, and Mel Stottlemyre.
In addition, by the end of this season, will become #2 on the Yankees all-time list for career strikeouts (with Whitey Ford being the all-time leader).
Currently, Andy Pettitte is 3rd on the Yankees all-time list for Games Started by a pitcher. If he makes just 16 more starts this season, Pettitte will become just the second pitcher in Yankees history to make 400 starts for the team – with Whitey Ford being the other.
Lastly, Andy Pettitte has 18 career post-season wins – 17 of them coming with the Yankees. Those 18 wins is the current major league record for most career wins in the post-season. Pettitte also holds the major league record for most career innings pitched in the post-season (249.0).
Pettitte is one of the two or three greatest starting pitchers, in terms of career numbers, in Yankees history. And, he’s a post-season legend. How could the Yankees not retire #46 for Andy Pettitte when his career is over?