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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pettitte retires

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

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