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Andy Pettitte Retires: A Fond Farewell

a sad day in Yankees Universe.

Sad because the organization is now one step closer to being completely rid of all faces from the Yankee dynasty that lasted from 1996 to 2001 after Andy Pettitte announced his retirement at Yankee Stadium Friday morning. The Core Four of Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera—the only remaining members—is officially down to three.

Sad because it was clear after last year that Pettitte had another good season or two left in him.

Sad because New York desperately needed him to return in 2011 and maybe again in 2012. The starting rotation is a mess and that’s as official as No. 46′s retirement.

With that said, now is a good time to reflect.


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