We continue our look back at 2013, with a look at one of the New York Yankees’ pitchers who are retiring. 2013 was the final chapter in the great career of Andy Pettitte. He finished his career with 256 wins, a 3.85 ERA and an additional 19 wins in the postseason. He finished third in Rookie of The Year voting back in 1995 and top 10 in Cy Young voting five times, and was a three time all star. He is the Yankees all-time leader in wins and strikeouts. Will he make the Hall of Fame? That’s up for the voters to decide. For now, let’s relive the final season of Pettitte’s career.
2013 stats: Pettitte, in his age 41 season, went 11-11 with a 3.74 ERA. 185.1 innings pitched. A 1.327 WHIP. 128 strikeouts and 48 walks. He finished with a 2.5 WAR.
2013 Game of the year: His last one was his best. His complete game shutout against the Houston Astros was his first in years. Pettitte only gave up five hits, walked two and struck out five as he got his 11th win of the year and finished the year 11-11. It was the perfect way for Pettitte to end his career.
2014 Outlook: There is no outlook. Pettitte has retired, and unless he pulls a Brett Favre, he won’t be walking through that door again. You’ll see him probably as a guest instructor during spring training or maybe at Old Timers day 2014.