The Yankees will be honoring another member of the Core 4 heading into the 2015 season. Andy Pettite will become the 18th Yankee to have his number retired, and will be joining Core 4 member Mariano Rivera there. Pettitte will also be receiving a plaque in Monument Park, the date of the ceremony has not yet been announced.
Pettitte finished his career putting up borderline HOF numbers, with a 256-153 record and a 3.85 ERA. Pettitte was also great in the postseason, his 19 postseason wins is a Major League record. Andy had a postseason ERA of 3.81 and pitched in just over 276 innings. He was a 2-time 20 game winner, and never had a losing record in the big leagues. Andy played in 15 seasons with the Yankees, and was a played in 5 WS with the team.
After the 2010 season, Pettitte announced his reitrement. He sat out the whole 2011 season but was convinced by management to return in 2012. Andy Pettitte only made 12 starts that season before being shut down with an injury. He played the whole season, and finished with a storybook ending. Pitching his final game in his hometown of Houston, Pettitte pitched a complete game. It was his 1st complete game since 2006, back when he was a member of the Houston Astros.
Pettitte did appear in the Mitchell Report, and admitted that he did use HGH to recover from an injury. His apology along with his consistency on the field made fans forgive him for the mistake. News of the Yankees retiring his number came from a tweet by his son, Josh.