NY Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte is hanging up his spikes. Pettitte cited a strong desire to be with his wife and 4 kids as the motivation for his decision. Although his body may be ready for 1 more season, his heart said he no longer wanted to pitch for the Yankees.
"I will not pitch this season, I can assure you of that, and I do not plan on pitching again. I think taking the mound every fifth day is over. I am looking forward to this next chapter in my life, and figuring out what that is. I don't want it to be anything except hanging out with my family."
Pettitte announced his decision today in New York. He has 240 regular season victories to his credit in a career that spanned 16 years, as well as 19 post-season victories.
Pettitte after Ellsbury stole home